Maurice Andre

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Birthday
21, 1933
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 10, 2012 (78)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1933
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 10, 2012 (78)

About

Known for his recordings of Baroque music performed on a piccolo trumpet, as well as transcriptions of a wide variety of other instruments.

Before Fame

He joined a military band to enter a conservatory; in 1955 he won the Geneva International Music Competition and then the ARD International Music Competition in 1963.

Trivia

One of his students wrote his biography, titled Maurice André: Une trompette pour la renommée, or Maurice André: A Trumpet for Fame.

Family Life

He raised three children with his wife; his sons played trumpet and his daughter played oboe.

Associated With

André studied Jean-Baptiste Arban's infamous trumpet book, as did Harry James.