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THEVET

Lucien Thévet was born in Beauvais (Northern France) on 3rd June 1914. He obtained a First Prize for Horn at the Paris Conservatory in 1937 where he studied under Émile Vuillermoz. He was solo horn player in the Orchestre Radiophonique de Paris from 1937 to 1940 and then in the Paris Opera orchestra and other famous orchestras. A teacher of the French Horn in a number of conservatories, including that of Versailles, he was a jury member for numerous national examinations at the Paris Conservatory. He was also a technical adviser to the instrument maker Selmer. Drawing on his experience as both teacher and soloist, Thévet’s Complete Horn Method is regarded as an authoritative work throughout the world. He also wrote a number of study collections for the horn as well as a sight-reading transposition tutor (Éditions A. Leduc). Thévet was a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and an Officier des Palmes Académiques. He died on 30 June 2007.