About author : SICHLER Jean


Jean Sichler was born in 1933 in humble family in Eastern suburb of Paris. He studied in l’Ecole Supérieure de Musique  then in the Conservatoire de Paris where he won the first prize in Musical History in 1955 in Norbert Dufourcq’s class. Appointed as a teacher in that discipline in the Musical school of Aubervilliers- La Courneuve, he contributed, under the guidance of his director Gérard Meunier, to promote that modest school to level of a Conservatoire de Région. There he taught the piano, analysis as well as music chamber.

In 1985 he initiated the mastership of musicology in l’Institut Catholique de Paris, and took part in the fondation of l’Institut d’Art Sacré.

From 1990 to 1997 he directed the Concours Artistique de Paris, founded by his master Lucien Wurmser, meant to stimulate the Young instrumentalists. He contribuated to” L’Education musicale” in which he wrote articles and critics.

Besides he was an adjudicator in several musical examining boards, including the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. He is the author of two harmony treatises and  about a hundred pedagogical compositions regularly set in the competitions. He is well involved in painting and poetry and is, at the present time, working on a book dealing with the difficult connections between music and faith.

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