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 Josef Tal, 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, Tom Ottar Andreassen, Marina Piccinini, Kaspar Zehnder and Ariel Zuckermann.

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

Career[edit]

He was a flautist in orchestras in Winterthur and Zurich from 1948 to 1950. He was solo flautist for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1950 to 1959. He Professor at the Academy for Music in Berlin from 1952 to 1965. He was head of the Master Class at the Freiburg Conservatory from 1965 to 1981.

Awards and prizes[edit]

In 1947, at the age of 21, he was awarded the Paris Conservatory’s First Prize for flute. In 1948 he won the First Prize at Geneva International Music Competition.

Selected discography[edit]

References[edit]

  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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