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Francis Orval (born 1944, in Liège) is an American classical horn player.
Orval has recorded albums with artists such as Arthur Grumiaux, Gyorgy Sebok, and Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden. He has been featured on the cover of Horn Society magazine. He studied music at the Liege Conservatory, where he has also taught for many years. By the age of 16, he was playing with the National Orchestra of Belgium (Orchestre National de Belgique).
In the 1970s he was a horn soloist with the Radio Luxemburg Orchestra (Orchestre Symphonique de Radio Luxembourg). He has taught in the United States at the University of Delawareand at the University of the Arts. For many years he taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, Germany. Professor of Horn at the Liège Conservatory (1977-1983)
Charles Munch was an Alsacian French symphonic conductor and violinist. Noted for his mastery of the French orchestral repertoire, he was best known as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In Canada, classical music includes a range of musical styles rooted in the traditions of Western or European classical music that European settlers brought to the country from the 17th century and onwards. As well, it includes musical styles brought by other ethnic communities from the 19th century and onwards, such as Indian classical music and Chinese classical music. Since Canada's emergence as a nation in 1867, the country has produced its own composers, musicians and ensembles. As well, it has developed a music infrastructure that includes training institutions, conservatories, performance halls, and a public radio broadcaster, CBC, which programs a moderate amount of Classical music. There is a high level of public interest in classical music and education.
Philippe Boesmans is a Belgian composer.
Jan Schultsz (Amsterdam) is a Dutch pianist and conductor. He is an accompanist in lieder recitals.
Claude Ledoux is a Belgian composer, born in 1960.
Léon Eugene Barzin was a Belgian-born American conductor and founder of the National Orchestral Association (NOA), the oldest surviving training orchestra in the United States. Barzin was also the founding musical director of the New York City Ballet.
Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi is a Japanese cellist. He started to study music under the tutorship of Hideo Saito, founder of the Tokyo Conservatory.
Raúl Díaz is a hornist, who plays on modern and natural instruments.
Philippe Cuper is a French clarinetist, born in Lille on April 25, 1957.
Boris Davidovich Belkin is a Soviet-born violin virtuoso.
François Morel was a Canadian composer, pianist, conductor, and music educator. An associate of the Canadian Music Centre, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec in 1994 and was awarded the Prix Denise-Pelletier in 1996. He has had his works premiered by the CBC Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Pierre Rolland C.M. was a Canadian oboist, english horn player, radio broadcaster, music critic, music educator, and arts administrator. He is the father of cellist Sophie Rolland and violinist Brigitte Rolland.
Jean François Toussaint Rogister was a Belgian virtuoso violist, teacher and composer.
Miguel Ángel Girollet (1947–1996) was an Argentinian classical guitar player whose repertoire included music from the 16th century to the contemporary era. In the 1970s, he formed part of the renowned Martínez Zárate String Quartet. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1947, and died in Madrid, Spain, in 1996.
Radek Baborák is a Czech player of the French horn.
Julien Ghyoros was born as Julien Gogos on 18 November 1922 in Liège, Belgium, as son of Jeanne Dehairs and Konstantinos Gogos. He was a composer and conductor of orchestras and used as artist name Julien Ghyoros. In 1969, he adopted legally his artist name. He died on 9 August 1978 in Brussels at age 55.
Michel Piquemal is a French choir conductor and conductor. He is also an operatic singer (baritone).
Antoine Marcel Lagorce is a French classical trumpeter.
Georges Barboteu was a French horn player and composer.
Lucien Thévet was a twentieth-century French horn player and teacher in France.