Taudau, Antoine



Violinist and composer of note; born at Perpignan, France. His musical talent awakened early and he was sent to the Paris Conservatory, where he won prizes for violin playing and solfeggio in 1866, for harmony in 1867 and for fugue in 1868. In 1869 he was awarded the Grand Prize of Rome for a cantata entitled Francesca da Rimini. He is a violinist in the Opera orchestra and also plays in the concerts of the Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire. In 1883 he was appointed professor of accompaniment and harmony at the Paris Conservatory. His compositions, in the style of the modern French School are a cantata written for the unveiling of the statue to Frangois Arago at Perpignan in 1879; a string quartet in B minor; for orchestra, Marche-Nocturne, Chant d' Automne and MarcheBallet; a violin concerto; a trio for flute, cello and alto; a trio for violin and violoncello, besides many songs and piano-pieces.