Joseph Guillou


Born in Paris in the year 1787 Guillou studied there under Devienne and Wunderlich at the conservatoire where later he became professor(1819-1829) counting Dorus among his pupils.


He played at the Opera and formed a wind quintet before undertaking a tour of Europe in 1829 and settling in St. Petersburg two years later. There he was appointed first flute in the Imperial Theatre Orchestra, taught at the Theatre School, composed for his instrument and became publisher of the magazine, L’artist Russe














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