Jean Deplace, French cellist, Died at 71

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Jean Deplace was born in 1944, and died on November 30, 2015.

He was a French cellist. Many well-known cellists studied with Jean Deplace.

Jean studied with Maurice Maréchal and won first prize for cello in 1963 at the Paris Conservatory.

Jean went on to win awards in international competitions including; the Grand Prize of the Geneva International Competition, the Budapest Grand Prize and the Florence Grand Prize.

Jean was also the recipient of a Sasha Schneider Foundation award.

Jean performed with leading orchestras including Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Monte Carlo, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and at the Musica Maggio Fiorentino.

In 1971 he formed a duo with the pianist Andrée Plaine that gained recognition in Europe, North America and Japan.

Jean was appointed principal cello (“super-soloist”) of the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg.

In 1981 he was appointed professor of cello at the Conservatoire de Lyon.

Jean Deplace passed away on 30 November 2015 at the age of 71.

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