mauryClaude Maury is one of the leading Belgian hornists, specializing in natural horn, and is professor of natural horn at the Conservatoire in Paris and Versailles.

Claude was born in Belgium in 1956 and studied modern horn and chamber music at the Conservatoire Royal in Mons, Wallonia, Belgium. Further studies with Francis Orval, André Vandriessche, Michel Garcin-Marrou, and Hermann Baumann led to his first job with the orchestra of the Opera Royal de Wallonie in 1974, then in 1976 as a mem ber of the French Belgian Radio and Television Orchestra. After winning prizes at the Gallay competition for natural horn in 1981 and the natural horn competition in Bad Harzburg, Germany in 1984, he left the orchestra for a career freelancing on period instruments.

Claude plays on a regular basis on period instruments with the ensembles La Petite Bande, the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Anima Eterna, Les Arts Florissants, Opera Fuoco, and le Parlement de Musique. He also plays occasionally with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestrata, Concerto Köln, Tafelmusik, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, and others. He has recorded many solo and chamber music CD’s, mainly on natural horn.

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