French flautist and composer François Borne was born in Toulouse on 30 August 1840. He is known particularly for his 'Fantaisies brillantes on Bizet's Carmen' of 1900 and for some technical modifications to the Boehm system flute.
He played with the orchestra of the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux and was a professor at the music high school in the same city.
François Borne died on 5 February 1920, aged seventy-nine.
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