He studied at the Paris Conservatory and was a student of Philippe Gaubert, Adolphe Hennebains and Paul Taffanel all of whom were distinguished virtuosos in their time. His trademark tone was clear, flexible, and penetrating. This was the French style of flute playing that was to influence the modern standard for flutists worldwide. Marcel Moyse was a founder of the Marlboro Music School and Festival. He was an inspiring teacher who strove to teach his students not how to play the flute but to make music.
He often performed together with his son, Louis Moyse. Among his many students were Trevor Wye, William Bennett, Sir James Galway and Jean-Claude Gerard. Marcel Moyse died on November 1, 1984 in Brattleboro, Vermont, United States. Among the many studies that he wrote is Tone Development through Interpretation published by McGinnis & Marx. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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