Andre Jaunet

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André Jaunet (May 17, 1911–December 13, 1988) was a flutist in the same genre as Marcel Moyse. In later years well known as a very vivid teacher, living and teaching in Zurich, Switzerland. Among others he taught Peter-Lukas Graf and Aurèle Nicolet.


André Jaunet was born on May 17, 1911 in Corné, France. He died on December 13, 1988 in Zürich, Switzerland.


From 1924 to 1927, Jaunet studied with Etienne Moncelet in Angers, and from 1927 to 1929 completed his studies with Marcel Moyse in Paris. From 1929 to 1931 he studied at the Paris Conservatory under Philippe Gaubert.


After occupying the principal flute positions of the Opera de Lille (France), in the Stadtorchester Winterthur (Switzerland), and the Bern Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland), Jaunet moved to Zürich, Switzerland, where he was principal flutist in the Tonhalle Orchestra from 1938 to 1978. He taught at the Conservatory and Musikhochschule (now Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) from 1938 to 1981. In 1973 he accepted a year-long guest professorship at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany). In 1977, he was a guest professor at the University of Toronto (Canada) for one year. He participated as a juror in many competitions outside Switzerland. Jaunet held summer courses in Banff (Canada), Japan, Sweden, Holland and, near the end of his life (between 1982 and 1988), gave annual masterclasses in the Swiss cities of Thun and Obersaxen.


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