Gallois-Montbrun, Raymond, French violinist, music educator, and composer; b. Saigon, Aug. 15, 1918; d. Paris, Aug. 13, 1994. He studied at the Paris Cons. (1929–39) with Firmin Touche (violin), Biisser (composition), and Jean and Noël Gallon (theory). In 1944 he won the Prix de Rome with his cantata Louise de la miséricorde. He made concert tours in Europe, and also played in Japan and Africa. He served as director of the Versailles Cons. (1957–62), and then of the Paris Cons. (1962–83). In 1980 he was made a member of the Academic des Beaux-Arts.
DRAMATIC Opera : Le Rossignol et I’Empereur, chamber opera (1959); Stella ou le Piege de sable (1964). ORCH.: Symphonic concertante for Violin and Orch. (1949); Symphonic japonaise (1951); Violin Concerto (1957); Le Port de Delft, symphonic poem (1960); Cello Concerto (1961); Les Menines, symphonic poem (1961); Piano Concerto (1964). OTHER: Louise de la misericorde, cantata for 3 Soloists and Orch. (1944); Tableaux indochinois for String Quartet (1946) and other chamber pieces.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire