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Maurice Andre



Maurice André was born on May 21, 1933 in Alès, near Nimes, France. His father, also named Maurice, was a trumpet-playing coal miner, and that was what young Maurice became as well: he learned to play trumpet from his father, and became an apprentice coal miner at the age of 14, remaining in that job until he was 18. (He reports that his father played the instrument with great endurance.) Maurice's brother Raymond is also a trumpeter, and has appeared in concert with Maurice. Maurice was accepted into the Paris Conservatory in 1951. He studied with Sabarich and Barthélémy. After both his first and second years he won first prize in cornet and in trumpet. He joined the Lamoureux Orchestra (1953 - 1960), the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (1953 - 1962) and the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique (1962 - 1967). He also played in jazz groups. In 1955 he won first prize in an international competition in Geneva. A similar and even more brilliant victory in the International Music Competition of the German Radio, in Munich in 1963, launched his unprecedented solo trumpet career.

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