Larry Krantz Flute Pages: Claude Monteux

Claude Monteux (10/15/20 - 2/22/13)

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Claude Monteux on February 22, 2013. My friendship with Claude left me consistently inspired and impressed by his intelligence, humility, sincerity and insight. He was one the finest musicians I have ever known and I consider myself fortunate to have known him.

I will leave this "Claude Monteux Correspondence Flute Coaching" page intact in my Web site for the foreseeable future as a tribute to him.

You can visit Claude's official Web site here: Claude Monteux Official Web Site

Claude Monteux - Correspondence Flute Coaching

Claude Monteux has established a dual international career as both concert flutist and conductor. As a flutist, he played under the batons of Toscanini, Walter, Beecham, Stokowski, Casals, Stravinsky, and his father Pierre Monteux. On the podium he served as Music Director of the Columbus Symphony (1953-56) and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic (1959-75). Mr. Monteux studied flute with Georges Laurent, then principal flutist of the Boston Symphony and conducting with his father, both privately and at the Monteux School for conductors. He has appeared in concert and in recording with orchestras throughout the world, including the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the NBC Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera orchestra, and has guest-conducted orchestras in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Norway and Holland. He has recorded extensively on London, Phillips and other labels, including concerti by Mozart and Bach with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Mr. Monteux has served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory of Music, the Peabody Conservatory, Vassar College and Ohio State University. Now affiliated with the SDSU School of Music and Dance, he spends his summers in Maine, where he is Musical Advisor of the Pierre Monteux School, coaches chamber ensembles, and works privately with conductors in their score study.

Excerpt from Andante in C - Mozart

Academy Of St. Martin-In-The-Fields
Sir Neville Marriner conducting
(Philips 420 880-2)
The entire piece
can be heard on
Flute Radio

About Correspondence Coaching From Claude Monteux

As my Bio (above) indicates, at my present age of 80 I have had an interesting career as flutist and conductor. Now my life is entirely dedicated to teaching. My aim is to help talented flute players achieve the success they seek as professionals.

I have recently developed the idea that correspondence coaching would be a practical and useful service that I am willing to offer to advanced students, young professionals preparing for grad or post grad school, or orchestral auditions or competitions.

You will need to prepare tape or CD recordings of excerpts and pieces that are to be ready for auditions or important competitions and send those recordings to me for detailed comments and critique. As soon as I have thoroughly heard and examined your performances I will Email you, in return expecting your phone call for a verbal commentary, or your Email request for written comments.

Please fill out the application form below. I will respond to this application with an email that will include a mailing address where the recordings and fees must be sent.

If you are interested in this offer then please fill out and send the application form below. I will in turn contact you with information about fees and procedures. Comments and critique will be given from the viewpoint of a conductor as well as by an experienced solo and orchestral flutist.

This correspondance mode of coaching has worked well for me in the past and I am sincerely hopeful that my offer will prove to be beneficial to those aspiring young professional flute players who choose to participate.

Application for Correspondence Coaching

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    If you are an advanced flute student or young professional preparing for grad or post grad school, or orchestral audition or competition and if you are interested in having a correspondence coaching session with Mr. Monteux then please complete the form below and click the send button at the bottom of the page.

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