Jean-Pierre Rampal

French flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal was born in Marseille on 7 January 1922 and, from the age of twelve, studied flute with his father, Joseph Rampal.

Jean-Pierre gained a worldwide reputation as a player and editor of early music for the flute. He was for a time principal at the Paris Opera, and later Professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He founded various wind groups, besides extensive touring as a soloist. His book Ancient Music for the Flute from the late 1950s was a valuable resource tool.

Jean-Pierre Rampal died in Paris on 20 May 2000, aged seventy-eight.


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