French flautist and composer who also worked as a teacher. He was the recipient of compositions crafted specifically for him, including the Flute Concerto by Jacques Ibert.
He studied at the Paris Conservatory under the masters of the time, Phillippe Gaubert and Paul Taffanel.
He founded the Marlboro Music School and Festival and he authored the study 'Tone Development through Interpretation'.
He married Celine Gautreau on March 12, 1912.
Herbie Mann is another famous flautist.