♪ GERARD POULET VIOLIN ♪
Gerard Poulet started as a child prodigy. His father, the violinist and
conductor Gaston Poulet had the privilege of giving the first performance
of Debussy’s Sonata in 1917, with the author at the piano. Gerard entered
the Conservatoire National Superieur in Paris at the age of eleven, and
left the following two years with a unanimously awarded first prize. Aged
eighteen, he carried off the first prize at the Paganini Competition in
As he continued to benefit from the teaching of such masters as Zino Francescatti, Yehudi Menuhin, Nathan Milstein and especially Henryk Szeryng, who considered him his “spiritual heir”, numerous concerts were to follow, and his career developed rapidly worldwide: from Europe to Asia, form America to Africa, where he plays today regularly with the finest orchestras, while he takes part in the most prestigious musical seasons, including those of Radio France, the Mus?e d’Orsay.
No less than an eminent concert player, he is one of greatest pedagogues of our time. After he taught for 25 years at the “Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique
de Paris”, “Conservatoire National de Region de Paris” and the “Ecole Normale
de Musique in Paris”, Gerard Poulet was a visiting professor at the “Tokyo
University of Arts” (Tokyo Geidai) from April 2005 to March 2009.
Currently, he is a professor at the “Showa University of Music” in Japan.
Besides giving master classes all over the world, he is also a member on the juries of major international competitions.
He was decorated with the “Officier des Arts et Lettres” in 1995, and the
“Officier National de Merite” in 1999.
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