Artôt, Alexandre-Joseph

VIOLINIST, COMPOSER (BELGIUM)
BORN 4 Feb 1815, Brussel - DIED 20 Jul 1845, Ville-d'Avray, Hauts-de-Seine
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 19)

Alexandre-Joseph Artôt was the son of Maurice Montagney (1772-1829) who took the name Artôt and was the first horn-player at the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels. His mother Jeanne Catherine Borremans also came from a musical family. His brother Jean Désiré Artôt was the father of the soprano Désirée Artôt.

He was taught by his father and at the conservatory in Paris by Rodolphe and Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer. He won several prizes and succesfully gave concerts in Brussels and in London. Soon he toured in several European countries. In 1843 he went on a concert tour with Laure Cinti-Damoreau to the USA and to Cuba. During that tour he started to suffer from a lung disease that lead to his early death in 1845.

Related persons
• was pupil to Kreutzer, Rodolphe

Images

The grave of Alexandre Artôt at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 

Sources
Alexandre-Joseph Artot - Wikiwand


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Published: 27 May 2018
Last update: 27 May 2018