Sociétaires by Alphabetical Order: G


Gaby,
Louis (Charles). Chant. 493. Born 29 December 1845, Verdun.
Sociétaire adj. 17 November 1885, advanced to full membership 25 October 1887
Retired 1908 (age, m. h.)


Gaillard, Julien (called Jules). Viola. 488. Born 1 March 1860, Villefranche (Rhône). Died June 1929.
Asp. act. 16 June 1885
Sociétaire: 18 October 1887
Comm. mat. 1896-98, 1906-08, 1910-12, 1914-19
Arch.-Caiss. 1898-1904, 1919-27
1r sursis  29 May 1920
2e sursis 7 June 1921
3e sursis 17 June 1922
4e sursis 8 May 1923
5e sursis 31 May 1924
6e sursis 2 June 1925
7e sursis 1 June 1926
Retired 3 June 1927 (denied sursis; m. h.)

1re médaille, solfège 1877. Orch. Op.-Com. Orch. Opéra. Acad. 1899.


Gaillard, Paulin. Violin. 671. Born 4 or 6 January 1875, Montpellier. Died c. 1936.
Asp. act. 1 October 1919
Sociétaire: 14 June 1921
Comm. mat. 1923-25
Comm. pers. 1927-29, 1930-32
1r sursis 30 May 1935
2e sursis 18 May 1936


Gaillod, Galliod, François Barthélemy. doublebass. 219. Born 28 March 1812, Paris. Died September 1881.
Asp. 28 December 1843 ("1r aspirant," i.e., first in the queue, 4 January 1844)
Sociétaire: 10 November 1846
1r sursis 1 October 1872
Retired 14 October 1873 (age, m. h.)


Galais, Bernard (Albert). Harp. 792. Born 30 January 1921, Le Hâvre.
Sociétaire: 15 June 1948
Memb. adj. 2, 1953-54
Retired at dissolution, 1967

1r prix, 1939.


Galiègue, Marcel. Trombone. 843. Born 5 September 1929, 59 Cambrai.
Asp. act. 26 June 1962
Sociétaire: 2 March 1964
Orchestre de Paris 1967; resigned 13 September 1988 (other records show 1 January 1988)

1r prix, trombone, 1946. RTLN

Gallay, Jacques François. Horn. 103. Born 8 December 1775, Perpignan. Died 18 October 1864.
Soloist for concert of 7 February 1836, a fantasy of his own composition on themes from Bellini's La Straniera
Sociétaire: 6 December 1828
Retired 3 May 1843 (illness)

1r prix, horn, 1792 (student of Dauprat). Chapelle roy. Orch. Th.-Ital., Odéon. Prof. au Coservatoire. Légion d'Honneur. Composer of solos, methods, etc. for horn.


Galliod, see Gaillod

Gallois, Philippe. Violin. 850. Born 20 July 1930, La Flèche (72 Sarthe). Died 12 or 13 July 1987.
Asp. act. 26 June 1962
Sociétaire: 17 March 1966
Orchestre de Paris 1967; died 12 or 13 July 1987

2d prix, violin.


Gallois-Montbrun, Raymond. President; Director, Conservatoire. 1k. Born 15 August 1918, Saigon. Died 1994.
President, 1962-67

Prix de Rome 1944 (student of Büsser). Dir. Versailles Conservatoire (1957-62), Conservatoire (1962-84). Composer of operas, orchestral works, chamber music.


Gallon, Jean (Charles Claude). Chorusmaster. 596. Born 25 June 1878, St. Jossetenhood. Died 23 June 1959, Paris.
Acccompanist, c. 1899
Sociétaire: 22 May 1906 (replacing Schvartz)
Resigned May 1914

2e médaille, solfège, 1889; 1re médaille 1980. 1r prix, harmony, 1897. 1r prix, accomp., 1899. Chorusmaster, Opéra (1909-14). Prof. au Conservatoire (harmony, 1919-49). Teacher of Marcel Delannoy, Dutilleux, Messiaen, Jean Rivier. Brother of the composer Noël Gallon (1891-1966).


Ganot, Michel. Violin. 816. Born 27 October 1931, Le Mans.
Appointed 1955
Sociétaire: 10 February (AG 11 May) 1958
Resigned May 1965

1r prix 1950.


Garaudé, Colombelle de Garaudé, Alexis Albert (Gautier). Accompanist. 250. Born 1821. Died 1854.
Sociétaire: 20 May 1849
Died; see above.

Natural son of Alexis Garaudé (1779-1852), professor of singing at the Conservatoire, and his favorite pupil Clotilde Colombelle (Mlle Coreldi), Garaudé was noted for his ability to reduce orchestral scores at the piano.


Garcin, Jules (Auguste Salomon). Violin, Conductor. 333. Born 11 July 1830, Bourges. Died 10 October 1896.
Asp. cas 21 October 1856; asp. act. 1860
Sociétaire: 20 October 1863
Secretary
2e chef 27 May 1881 (cond. 12 concerts)
1r chef 2 June 1885
Retired 27 May 1892 (illness)

2d prix, solfège, 1843; 1r prix 1844. 2d prix, violin, 1851; 1r prix 1853. Orch. Opéra (later solo; 3e chef 1871; chef 1885). Prof. au Conservatoire (violon, 1875). Acad. 1880. Instruc. Légion d'Honneur 1889. Founding member, Société Nationale de Musique, 1871. Founded an annual prize for the Conservatoire laureat in violin. Composer of violin solos, études, etc.


Gasparini, true name Pickett, Lucien (Fernand). doublebass. 619. Born 19 November 1877, Paris. Died 1954.
Sociétaire: 21 June 1910
Covered percussion parts from time to time [RM 24 May 1907]
Congé 1935-36 (wife ill)
Resigned principal position, 23 April 1936 (m. h.)
1r sursis 1938
2e sursis 10 May 1939
3e sursis 1940
Retired 29 June 1942 (m. h.)

Orch. Opéra (solo). see also Pickett, Henry.


Gasser, (Auguste) Victor. Viola. 499. Born [1 or] 5 [register] January 1846, Nogent sur Marne. Died 1920.
Sociétaire: 20 November 1888
Memb. adj. 1895-96
Secretary, Caisse de Prévoyance 1901-02
2d Chef, 22 October 1901-02 (to finish mandate of Thibault, resigned)
Chef d'attaque, 2ds 1902
Retired 9 June 1909 (m. h.)

2d médaille, solfège, 1860. 1r prix, harmony, 1868. 1r prix, counterpoint & fugue, 1872. Orch. Th. Palais-Royal, Th.-Ital., Op.-Com.


Gassier, Louis Nicolas François. Bass ch. 211. Born 30 April 1820, St. Maximin. Died 18 December 1872, Havana.
Asp. 23 December 1842
Sociétaire: 13 January 1845
Congé 1845-46
Dimissed 2 February 1847 (absence)

2d prix, chant, 1844. 2d prix, opera, 1843; 1r prix 1844. 2d prix, opéra-com., 1843; 1r prix 1844. Op.-Com., later Th.-Ital. (1854).


Gaubert, Philippe. Flute, Conductor. 576 (erroneously, 574 in some records). Born (3, 4, or) 5 July 1879 (but not 14 July), Cahors (Lot). Died 8 July 1941, Paris.
Sociétaire: 1 June 1901
2d chef 29 November 1904 (concours)
1r chef 30 May 1919
Vice President 24 January 1920
Retired 31 March 1938
Honorary Vice President 9 April 1938

1r prix, flute, 1894 (student of Taffanel). 2d Prix de Rome 1905. Orch. Opéra 1897; chef, 1919. Chef, Casino de Vichy, 1909 (succeeding Marty). Prof. au Conservatoire (flute, succeeding Hennebains), 1919. Composer of symphonic works (Cortège d'Amphitrite, 1911; Chants de la mer, 1929; Inscriptions sur les portes de la ville (1934); chamber music; works for flute; Méthode complète de flûte (1923). Légion d'Honneur: chevalier, 1921; officier, 1929.


Gaudichon, Louis (Jules). Cello. 660. Born 21 January 1878, Paris. Died 1953.
Asp. 1913-14; asp. act. 25 May 1919
(went to U. S., 1918-19)
Sociétaire: 8 June 1920
1r sursis, 1938
Retired 10 May 1939 (m. h.)

2d prix, cello, 1900.


Gaunet, Jean. Violin. 810. Born 3 October 1926, Le Creusot.
Asp. 1953 (concours 22 March 1953).
Sociétaire: 9 March 1955
Resigned May 1959 (registre has 1966)

1r prix, 1947.

Gauthier, Gautier, Auguste (Charles). Cello. 501. Born 24 July 1864, Montpellier (Hérault). Died March 1929.
Asp. en cas 23 June 1885
Sociétaire: 11 June 1889
Memb. adj. 1902-03
1r sursis 2 June 1925
2e sursis 1 June 1926
Retired 3 June 1927 (denied sursis, m. h.)

2d prix, cello, 1883, 1r prix 1884. Concerts du Châtelet. Orch. Op.-Com.


Gautier, Gauthier, (Jean François) Eugène. Violin. 227. Born 27 February 1822, Vaugirard. Died 1 April 1878, Paris.
Asp. 20 November 1839
Sociétaire: 2 November 1847
Secretary, 1861-63, 1865-67
Retired 10 October 1871 (m. h. 17 October)

2d prix, solfège, 1833; 1r prix 1834. 2d prix, violin, 1836; 1r prix 1838. 2d prix, counterpoint & fugue, 1840. 2d Prix de Rome 1842. Orch. Opéra 1838. 2e chef, Th.-Lyrique, 1848. Chef de chant, Th.-Ital., 1850. Organist St. Louis-d'Antin, St.-Eugène. Critic for Le Ménéstrel, Grand Journal, Constitutionnel, Journal officiel. Prof. au Conservatoire (harmony, then music history). Légion d'Honneur 1868. Acad. 1870. Composer of operas, oratorio; author of memoirs Un Musicien en vacances (1873).


Gelder. Tenor. 598. Born 17 July 1867, St. Germain-en-Laye. Died January 1931.
Sociétaire: adj. 29 May 1906
Agt. compt. 1920-21
Retired 3 June 1927 (age, m. h.)


Geneste, Eugène (Claude). Trumpet. 753. Born 25 September 1901, St. Germain-des-Fossés (Allier).
Named trumpet II 5 October 1936
Sociétaire: 11 May 1938
Retired 23 April 1961 (m. h.)

2d prix, trumpet.


Genibrel, Théodore. Bass ch. 245. Born 7 May 1820, Allemands (Ariège).
Sociétaire: 31 October 1848
Dismissed 1851 (absence)

Opéra 1847-50, later travelled widely, including to the U.S. and South America.


Génot. Tenor. 136.
Asp. 8 February 1831 (tenor II)
Sociétaire: 31 January 1833
Dismissed 21 January 1835 (absence; left Paris)

Op.-Com.


George-Hainl, François (Georges). Conductor. 341. Born 16 November 1807, Issoire (Puy de Dôme). Died 2 or 3 June 1873, Paris.
Sociétaire: 21 December 1863, replacing Tilmant, aîné
Retired 25 May 1872 (vice president hon.)

1r prix, cello, 1830. Chef, Th. mun. Lyon (1841-63). Chef, Opéra (1863-72). Composer of orchestral works; author of De la musique à Lyon deupis 1713 jusqu'à 1852.


Geyre, Frédéric. Violin. 817. Born 19 May 1926, Bordeaux
Appointed 1955 for 1955-56
Sociétaire: 10 February (AG 11 May) 1958
Resigned n.d.

1r prix 1946.


Gianini, Barthélemy (Jean Nicolas). Viola. 473. Born 9 November 1848, Paris.
Sociétaire: 17 November 1885
Viola solo, 15 June 1897, succeeding Trombetta
2d chef 1903-04
Retired May 1905 (m. h. 13 June 1905)

Orch. Op.-Com.


Gibier, Adolphe (Henry, or Henri). Violin. 465. Born 11 August 1854, Tonnerre (Yonne).
Sociétaire: 14 October 1884
1r sursis 1920
2e sursis 29 May 1920
Retired 7 June 1921 (m. h. 14 June 1921)

2d prix, violin, 1877; 1r prix 1878. Orch. Op.-Com. 1883. Acad. 1900.


Gide, doublebass. 104.
Sociétaire: 6 December 1828
Resigned 17 January 1829, replaced by Roll


Gilbert, Pierre (Charles Victor). Violin. 446. Born 14 September 1850, Gentilly.
Asp. cas 5 October 1875
Sociétaire: 11 October 1881
Sursis 1910
Retired 30 May 1911(m. h.)

Orch. Opéra. Register has only "Charles Victor, and gives retirement of 6 June 1900, which confuses the two Gilberts; see 491 below.

Gilbert, Jules. Chant. 491. Born 18 September 1839, Mere (Loire & Cher). Died 1908.
Sociétaire adj. 17 November 1885, advanced to full membership 25 October 1887
Retired 6 June 1900 (m. h.)


Gillet, Gilet, Georges (Vidal or Vital, Victor). Oboe solo. 425. Born 17 May 1854, Louviers (Eure). Died 8 February 1920, Bessancourt.
Sociétaire: 17 April 1877
Resigned 6 June 1900

1r prix, oboe, 1869. Orch. Th.-Ital., 1872; Op.-Com, 1878; Opéra 1897. Société de Musique de Chambre pour Instruments à Vent, 1879. Prof. Conservatoire 1881-1919 (succeeding Colin). Instruc. 1890.


Girard, Auguste Frédéric. Tenor. 439. Born 4 November 1839.
Asp. cas 20 October 1874
Sociétaire: 22 April 1879
Retired 6 June 1900 (m. h.)


Girard, Narcisse. Violin, Conductor. 035, 240. Born 27 January 1797, Mantes (Seine et Oise). Died 17 January 1860.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Resigned 20 March 1832
Re-elected as Conductor, Vice-President, 18 October 1848

2d prix, violin, 1819; 1r prix 1820. Orch. Opéra buffa, Th. Feydeau. Chef, Op.-Com. Chef, Opéra (1846). Prof. au Conservatoire (violin). Chapelle imp. 1853. Légion d'Honneur 1843. Composer of operas and instrumental music.


Girardier. Violin. 688. Born 9 February 1893, Fontenay-sous-bois.
Asp. act. 6 October 1920
Sociétaire: 8 May 1923
Congé 1924-27
Congé 1925-26 2 June 1925 (gravely ill, confined to sanitorium)
Resigned 3 June 1927 (illness)


Giraud, Marius Hippolite Justinien. Tenor. 201. Born 16 July 1820, Hyères. Died August 1854, Îles d'Hyères.
Asp. 30 December 1841
Sociétaire: 10 December 1843
Dismissed 2 February 1846 (absence)


Girod, Gustave Victor. Cello. 475. Born 27 May 1861, Paris. Died 28 February 1915.
Sociétaire: 17 November 1885
2d solo 1906-07 (on Papin's accession to principal seat, replacing Cros St.-Ange)
Comm. mat, 1900-02, 1904-06
Retired May 1914 (m. h.)

Orch. Op.-Com. (solo). Orch. Opéra (solo).


Giry, Charles Louis Étienne. Violin. 580 (erroneously, 578 in some records). Born 21 December 1872, Villeneuve de Berg, Ardêche. Died 23 October 1912.
Sociétaire: 10 June 1902

Orch. Opéra.


Gitton, Jean (Charles Albert). Violin. 769. Born 13 February 1915, Paris XVII.
Sociétaire: 4 November 1943
Orchestre de Paris 1967; retired 29 February 1980

1r prix, violin, 1933; 1r prix, direction d'orchestra, 1939. Conductor of the Chorale de l'Université de Paris, frequently engaged by the Société des Concerts in the 1950s. He was essentially an associate conductor of the Société des Concerts in the 1950s and '60s, specializing in choral works and ballet.


Givre, Antoine. Viola. 325. Born 7 November 1822. Died 4 January 1874.
Asp. cas 29 November 1847
Sociétaire: 21 January 1862


Gobert, Auguste. Oboe, English horn. 649. Born 13 December 1881, Paris.
Externe 1913-14
Sociétaire: 7 June 1919
Memb. adj. 1926-27, 1934-35
Comm. mat 1927-29, 1935-37
Retired 29 June 1942 (m. h.)

2d prix, oboe, 1901.
1r prix 1902. Death deate 1880 corrected to 1881 in pencil and ink.

Goblin. Tenor. 036.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Dismissed 16 February 1833 (absence)


Goetgheluck, Jules (Félix Alfred Raphaël). Oboe solo. 808. Born 30 March 1911, Auxi-le-Château.
Sociétaire: 31 March 1953
Resigned 26 May 1957

2d prix, oboe, 1930. 1r prix 1931.


Gollois, see Jollois

Gouët, see Joüet.

Gouffé, (Achille Henri) Victor. doublebass. 189.
Sociétaire: 8 November 1842
1r sursis 17 October 1865
2e sursis 16 October 1866
Retired 15 October 1867 (sursis declined; m. h.)


Goullet, Auguste. Tenor. 524, 573 (erroneously, 583 in some records). Born 4 October 1854, Paris.
Sociétaire adj.: 15 November 1892
Appointed full Sociétaire 7 May 1901 as no. 573
Resigned 1907


Gourdel, Charles Louis. Tenor. 312.
Sociétaire: 8 December 1857
Resigned 17 November 1863


Gout, (Jean Nicolas) Joseph. Violin. 347. Born 23 April 1831, Abancourt. Died 10 November 1895, Chatou.
Asp. cas 1 August 1851 (com. 25 July 1851: "asp.")
Sociétaire: 25 October 1864
Chef d'attaque, violins II, 4 October 1881
Retired 27 May 1884 (illness; m. h. 10 June 1884)

1r prix (violin)


Goy, Goix, Georges. Violin. 838. Born 6 February 1916, Paris XI.
Sociétaire: 2 March 1964
Comm. des comptes, January 1965
Orchestre de Paris 1967; retired 28 February 1981

ORTF, Garde Rep.


Goyon. True name Montsimon, Gaston. Bass ch. 101.
Sociétaire: 3 May 1828
Retired 24 November 1857



Goyon. See also Guyon

Granger, Alphonse Émile. Tenor. 358. Born December 1838.
Sociétaire: 29 December 1865
Agt. compt. -1873
Insp. Salle, 1892-93
Retired 6 June 1900 (m. h.)


Gras, Victor Simon. Violin. 037. Born 1800.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Congé 1846 (29 December 1845), 1848 (30 November 1847)
Retired 20 October 1863 (m. h.)

1r prix, violin, 1825. Orch. Opéra 1829- . Married to Mme Dorus-Gras (122), the celebrated mezzo-soprano.


Gras-Dorus, Mme, see Dorus, Mlle


Gravouin, René Gravouin. Violin. 851. [No birth record in register.]
Asp. act. 26 June 1962
Sociétaire: 17 March 1966
Resigned 1966.


Grignon, François Hippolyte. Bass ch. 230, 323. Born 20 January 1822, Paris. Died c. 1880.
Asp. 23 December 1842
Sociétaire: 19 October 1847
Resigned 6 June 1854
Asp. 27 November 1860; reappointed 18 December 1860 as no. 323
Resigned 27 September 1862 [register: October]


Grimm, true surname Grime, Mlle Sophie Louise (Mme A. J. Petit, 1857). 239. Soprano. Born 2 November 1824, Versailles. Died August 1879, Précy-sur-Oise.
Sociétaire: adj. 21 December 1847
Retired 3 November 1863


Grisez, (Arthur) Léon. Clarinet. 495. Born 13 March 1841, St. Omer. Died 1913.
Externe clarinet II 24 May 1887
Sociétaire: 19 June 1888
Resigned 1895
Named clar. 3 en cas 27 June 1903 (following failed call to auditions)

1r prix, clarinet, 1857.
Société de Musique de Chambre pour Instruments à Vent, 1879.

Grisy, Grizy, Raphaël Auguste. Tenor. 330. Born 24 September 1833, Paris.
Sociétaire: 2 December 1862
Resigned 23 October 1883 (over-commitment as maître de chapelle at a church; m. h.)


Groneau, Mme. Soprano. 106.
Sociétaire: 19 December 1828
Resigned 2 November 1836


Guérin, Paul. Violin. 038. Born 1799.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Replaced as principal vn. II, 17 November 1844, by Delphn Alard
Retired 1859

Orch. Opéra 1821. Prof. au Conservatoire (violin) 1841.


Guérin, Georges. Violin. 670. Born 24 July 1896, Maisons Alfort.
Sociétaire: 14 June 1921
Congé 1923-24, 1927-28 (1 July 1927), 1946-47
Comm. pers. 1935-37, 1938-40
Congé 1946-47
Resigned 1947


Guéroult, Guérout, Henri Alexandre. Cello. 326. Born 24 October 1822. Died 3 Feburary 1913.
Asp. 7 November 1850
Sociétaire: 21 January 1862
1r sursis 29 May 1883
Retired 10 June 1884 (2e sursis refused; m. h.)


Guerreau, Auguste Antoine. Violin. 231. Born 15 [register] or 17 August 1823, Paris. Died July 1882, Paris.
Asp. 30 December 1841
Sociétaire: 9 November 1847


Guette, see Juette

Gueymard, Louis. Tenor solo. 255. Born 1822. Died 1880.
Sociétaire: 20 November 1849
Tenor solo 1852


Guichard, Mlle. Soprano. 181.
Sociétaire: 13 November 1839, replacing Mme Jansenne (Mlle Henchoz)
Dismissed November 1840 (absence)


Guignot. Bass ch. 039. Died 1836 in an accident.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828


Guignot, Jacques Alfred. Bass ch.. 215. Born 18 April 1824, Paris. Died 21 January 1900.
Asp. 28 November 1841
Sociétaire: 13 January 1846 (delayed from com. decision of 11 December 1845 to allow his Conservatoire pension to expire) [register says 23 January 1846, in error; date from Com.]
Retired 19 April 1864


Guignot, Lucien (Pierre Marie) Auguste. Tenor. 559. Born 2 October 1867, Paris. Died 1909.
Sociétaire: 9 November 1897
Resigned May 1908


Guillion, Guillon, Antoine Bellarmin. doublebass. 137. Died 18 July 1856 (register, incorrectly: 1866)
Sociétaire: 31 January 1833
Replaced by Montaubry at his death.


Guilloteau, Maurice. Bassoon, Contrabassoon. 668. Born 27 April 1886, Neuilly.
Basoon IV externe 2 October 1919 (concours)
Sociétaire: 8 June 1920
Contrabassoon 9 October 1926
Resigned 1932


Guillou, Joseph. Flute. 040. Born 4 December 1787, Paris. Died September 1853, St. Petersburg.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Secretary 1828
Resigned 1829 (left Paris for Russia)

1r prix, flute, 1808 (pupil of Devienne). Prof. Conservatoire (flute, 1819-1828). Orch. Opéra (flute solo), Chapelle du Roi. Teacher of Dorus. Moved to Russia to work "in industry" (Elart, p. 132).


Guion, see Guyon

Gurt, Jean Jacques Antoine. Cello. 527. Born 12 June 1869, Marseilles. Died November 1946.
Sociétaire: 21 June 1892
Comm. pers. 1902-04
Memb. adj. 1903-04
1r sursis 28 May 1929
2e sursis 5 June 1930
3e sursis denied 11 June 1931
Retired 11 June 1931 (m. h.)

1r prix, cello. Orch. Opéra.


Guyon, Guion, Jacques (Jean Baptiste). Bass ch. 041.
Founding Sociétaire: 4 March 1828
Retired 18 November 1846 (m. h.)


Guyon, see also Goyon, Gaston

Guyot, Jean (François). Clarinet. 707. Born 4 September 1875, Lyon. Died 10 February 1952 [register].
Clarinet 2 externe 27 June 1903; congé 1903-04 1 December 1904 because the Opéra-Comique would not excuse him from services on Sunday.
Appointed 2e clarinet, 2 October 1923 (concours)
Considered for election 3 June 1927, defeated
Sociétaire: 20 June 1928
1r sursis 30 May 1935
Retired 18 May 1936


1r prix, clarinet, 1896. Orch. Op.-Com. (solo). Serv. mil. Oct. 1896-July 1897, 31e Rgt. Art.

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