Bernard Duplaix

Bernard Duplaix took his musical studies at the Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique) where he obtained various prizes. As for the flute, he studied privately with Roger Bourdin and Robert Hériché. He works mainly for film soundtracks, commercials and music for theatre, and also teaches in a National Music School (L’Haÿ-les Roses) and in a Parisian jazz school Le Cim. He has been doing research on l’Ecole française de flute (1840-1960) for many years, as well as on great French flute makers. He has written several articles published in various magazines dedicated to those subjects. Moreover, he has collected quite a lot of French flutes (Boehm system), among which the most important collection of Louis Lot flutes of the legendary flute maker from the 19th century. Duplaix is currently Vice President of the Jean-Pierre Rampal Association (AJPR) he has been one of the founding members of the Association Française des collectionneurs l’instruments à vent (French Association of Wind Instrument Collectors).

 

Bernard Duplaix studirao je na Pariškom konzervatoriju (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique) gdje je osvojio nekolicinu značajnih nagrada, dok je flautu učio na privatnim podukama kod flautista Rogera Bourdina i Roberta Hérichéa. Pretežito djeluje na području glazbe za filmove, reklame i kazališta te uspješno podučava u glazbenoj školi u pariškom predgrađu L’Haÿ-les Roses te na pariškoj jazz školi Le Cim. Već dugi niz godina aktivno se bavi istraživanjem i objavljivanjem znanstvenih članaka u časopisima na temu francuske flautističke škole l’Ecole française de flute u razdoblju od 1840 do 1969, kao i francuskim majstorima, graditeljima flauta. Također, tijekom godina je prikupio velik broj francuskih flauti (pretežito Boehm), među kojima se kao najvrjednije ističu one s potpisom Louisa Lota, znamenitog graditelja flauti iz 19. stoljeća. Duplaix trenutno vrši dužnosti potpredsjednika francuskog udruženja Jean-Pierre Rampal te je jedan od utemeljitelja Association Française des collectionneurs d’instruments à vent, francuskog društva kolekcionara puhačkih instrumenata.