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Auguste Tolbecque (Composer)

Born: 30th March 1830, Paris, France

Died: 8th March 1919, Niort, France

Nationality: French

Auguste Tolbecque was a French cellist who composed a number of etudes for his instrument. Born in Paris, Tolbecque studied cello with Olive-Charlier Vaslin at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he was awarded the premier prix for cello in 1849. He later taught at the Marseille Conservatory from 1865–1871, followed by a period in Paris, where he performed with the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, as well as with the Maurin and Lamoureux string quartets. On January 19, 1873, Tolbecque premiered Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1, a work which was dedicated to him by the composer.

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