Trumpeter Jean-Luc Aze has left us
Jean-Luc Aze, retired from the Agen conservatory, died on Friday following an illness that suddenly took him away at the age of 62.
He will have marked the lives of many of his students at the Agen Conservatory, where he taught trumpet for two decades, who remember above all his benevolence. He had retired in 2020. “First my trumpet teacher, he became a friend. He played at my wedding!” says Pascal Boyer before continuing: “He made me play alongside him in concerts. He was a generous and extraordinary person as a teacher! He was impressive because he never got angry and always found how help and advise. Today I am a trumpet teacher thanks to him” he concludes. Before teaching, Jean-Luc Aze was a high level musician. He began his musical studies in 1976 to obtain a 1st prize in trumpet in 1981 in the class of Pierre Dutot at the Conservatoire National de Région (CNR) in Caen. There followed a 1st prize and a prize of excellence in 1981 in the class of Roger Delmotte at the CNR of Versailles. In 1981, he joined the prestigious National Conservatory of Music (CNSM) in Paris and in 1984 obtained a 1st prize in the class of Pierre Thibaut. His musical studies crowned in South Africa with a 2nd prize at the Johannesburg International Competition, which he obtained in 1990. First a trumpet teacher at the CNR of Reunion Island from 1992 to 1995, he joined the conservatory of Agen in 2000. A talented concert performer, he has performed as a soloist but also with organs, brass ensembles and orchestras in many concerts in Agen, in France and around the world.
The editorial staff sends its condolences to his family and loved ones.
The funeral will take place this Monday, January 23 at 2 p.m. at the church of Caudecoste.