VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
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.