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Ancot, Jean [sr]

Brugge, 22/10/1779 > Brugge, 12/07/1848


Ancot, Jean [sr]

by Annelies Focquaert

Jean Ancot started his musical studies as a choirboy in the Bruges St Donatian's Cathedral with abbé Cramène (for solfège and violin) and organist Thienpont (for harpsichord). In Paris he received violin lessons between 1799 and 1804 from well-known masters such as Rodolphe Kreutzer and Pierre Baillot, and harmony lessons from Jean-Joseph Rodolphe and Charles-Simon Catel. In May 1804 he settled again in Bruges, where he was active as a violin and piano teacher.

Only a few of his compositions have actually been published. He composed several violin concertos, string quartets, masses, motets and works for symphonic wind orchestra. In 1823 he won a competition organised by the city of Ghent with an air varié en harmonie pour quinze instruments (air with variations in harmony for fifteen instruments).

© Studiecentrum voor Vlaamse Muziek vzw - Annelies Focquaert (translation: Jo Sneppe)