Aurèle Nicolet

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Aurèle Nicolet
Birth name Aurèle Nicolet
Born (1926-01-22)22 January 1926
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died 29 January 2016(2016-01-29) (aged 90)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Flautist
Instruments Flute
Years active 1948–2016
Website Aurèle Nicolet

Aurèle Nicolet (22 January 1926 – 29 January 2016) was a Swiss flautist. He was considered one of the world's best flute players of the late twentieth century.

He performed in various international concerts. A number of composers wrote music especially for him, including Toru Takemitsu, György Ligeti, Krzysztof Meyer, and Edison Denisov.

His pupils include Emmanuel Pahud, Carlos Bruneel, Michael Faust, Pedro Eustache, Thierry Fischer, Irena Grafenauer, Huáscar Barradas, Kristiyan Koev, Jadwiga Kotnowska, Robert Langevin, Marina Piccinini, Kaspar Zehnder and Ariel Zuckermann.

He died at the age of 90 in 2016[1] in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Kreis, Mariel (29 January 2016). "Der Klang seiner Flöte war warm und trug eine Botschaft". SRF: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Johannes Adam: Aurèle Nicolet: Grandseigneur der Flöte. Nachruf in: Badische Zeitung vom 2. Februar 2016.
  3. ^ Hommage ä Aurèle Nicolet. In: Flöte aktuell 1/2016, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flöte (PDF).

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