Jadin, Hyacinthe


A once celebrated French pianist and composer. He belonged to a musical family; son of Jean Jadin, a violinist and pianist of considerable note in his day. From him and Hüllmandel Hyacinthe learned to play the piano, performing at the Feydeau concerts for ten years, beginning in 1789. Was made professor of piano when the Paris Conservatory was founded in 1795, retaining that position until his death, about 1800. He composed concertos for piano and orchestra; sonatas for violin and piano, and for four hands on the piano; stringed trios and quartets; and an overture for wind-instruments. He was born at Versailles and died at Paris.