1771-1842
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October 1, 1771, Passy, France.

September 15, 1842, Paris, France.

Montmartre Cemetery, Paris, France.

Boillot studied violin under Giovanni Battista Viotti. He taught violin at the Paris Conservatoire and, with Pierre Rode (also a pupil of Viotti) and Rodolphe Kreutzer, wrote the conservatory’s official violin method (published in the early 19th Century). Baillot was sole author of the instructional L’art du violon (1834). His teachings had a profound influence on technical and musical development in an age in which virtuosity was openly encouraged. He led the Paris Opera, gave solo recitals, and was a notable performer of chamber music.

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