Delmotte, Roger , French trumpeter; b. Roubaix, Sept. 20, 1925. He studied with M. Leclercq at the Roubaix Cons., and then with E. Foveau at the Paris Cons., where he won the premier prix for trumpet. After winning first prize in the Geneva competition in 1950, he became first trumpeter in the Opéra orch. and the Concerts Lamoureux in Paris in 1951. He soon established himself as a soloist with orchs. and as a recitalist; also was active as a teacher. While he won particular distinction for his performances of the Baroque reper-tory, Delmotte did much to further the cause of the contemporary trumpet literature through commissions and first performances.
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