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Violin Pedagogue Lucien Capet Died in 1928

His notable students included some of the most influential violin educators of all time, including Ivan Galamian

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet died on this day in 1928, aged 55.

Capet studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Joseph Lambert and Martin-Pierre Marsick. Following his studies, he established himself as a prominent soloist, performing in concerts across Europe.

Capet made significant contributions to the art of violin playing and is particularly renowned for his work on bow technique and the development of the "bowing style." He advocated for a particular approach to bowing that involved a flexible wrist and a nuanced control of the bow, allowing for a wide range of expressive possibilities. His teachings emphasized the importance of achieving a beautiful and resonant tone on the violin.

He held a long-term teaching position at the Société Sainte-Cécile de Bordeaux, during which time he researched, developed, and published his authoritative Superior Bowing Technique treatise.

Lucien Capet also worked closely with bowmaker Joseph Arthur Vigneron to develop a Lucien Capet model bow. Vigneron's concept/design for these bows was a sort of rounded triangular cross section, which added stability to the bow (lower center of gravity).



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