Jupin, Charles François


French violinist and composer; born at Chambery. Took violin lessons from Monticelli and Georgis; made a success of concert-playing when only twelve years old, and later studied under Baillot at the Paris Conservatory, winning first prize in 1823. He was first violin at the Odeon, and was for nine years professor of violin and conductor of the orchestra in Strasburg. He returned to Paris in 1835, where he died. His real name was Louvet, but it was changed because the assassin of Due de Berry bore the same cognomen. He is the author of a comic opera, La vengeance Italienne; brilliant variations for orchestra; a concerto for violin and orchestra; trios for both strings and piano; and a fantaisie, concertantes, and other compositions for piano and violin.