Moyse, Marcel

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Moyse, Marcel Gender: M
Marcel Joseph Moyse
born on 17 May 1889 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place St.Amour, France, 46n26, 5e21
Timezone LMT m5e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°35' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°59 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°35'

Marcel Moyse
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French flautist who played principal flute in various Paris orchestras and appeared widely as a soloist and made many recordings. His trademark tone was clear, flexible, penetrating, and controlled by a fast vibrato. This was a characteristic of the ‘French style’ of flute playing that was to influence the modern standard for flutists worldwide.

Moyse studied at the Paris Conservatory and was a student of Philippe Gaubert, Adolphe Hennebains, and Paul Taffanel; all of whom were flute virtuosos in their time.

Moyse taught on the faculty of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, and was a founder of the Marlboro Music School and festival in Vermont. Moyse strove to teach his students "not how to play the flute, but to make music". Among his students were James Galway, Paula Robison, Trevor Wye, William Bennett, Carol Wincenc, Bernard Goldberg, Robert Aitken, September Payne and Julia Bogorad.

Moyse authored many flute studies, including De la Sonorite and Tone Development Through Interpretation, published by McGinnis & Marx.

Marcel Moyse died on 1 November 1984 at the age of 95 in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) student relationship with Galway, James (born 8 December 1939)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (no. 23) from Jura archives.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 95)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Flautist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (Chevalier of the Legion of Honour)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Flute virtuoso)