Navarra, André (-Nicolas)

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Navarra, André (-Nicolas)

Navarra, André (-Nicolas), noted French cellist and pedagogue; b. Biarritz, Oct. 13, 1911; d. Siena, July 31, 1988. He studied at the Paris Cons, with J. Loeb (cello) and Tournemire (chamber music), winning a premier prix at 16. He was a member of the Krettly String Quartet (1929–35); made his debut as a soloist with the Paris Colonne Orch. (1931); in subsequent years, he appeared as a soloist with various European orchs. He was prof, of cello at the Paris Cons, (from 1949) and at the North West German Music Academy (from 1958), and also taught in Siena (1954–88). He gave premiere performances of cello concertos by Jolivet (1962) and Tornasi (1970).


S. Milliot, Entretiens avec A. N. (Béziers, 1991).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis Mclntire