Poulet, Gérard , French violinist, son of Gaston Poulet; b. Bayonne, Aug. 12, 1938. He entered the Paris Cons. at the age of 11 in the class of André Asselin, and won 1st prize at 12. In the same year (1950), he played 3 violin concertos with the Colonne Orch. in Paris, under his father’s direction. He then appeared with other Paris orchs., and subsequently gave concerts and played with orchs. in England, Germany, Italy, Austria, and the Netherlands. In 1956 he won 1st Grand Prix at the Paganini competition of Genoa, and was given the honor of performing on Paganini’s own violin, the famous Guarneri del Jesu.
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