EUGÈNE BOZZA (1905 - 1991)
Eugène Bozza was born in Nice in 1905 to a French mother and an Italian father. At the age of ten he followed in his father’s footsteps and moved to Italy where he studied the violin. Returning to Paris, he attended the Conservatoire on three separate occasions, first as a violinist, then conductor, then as a composer. With a varied musical career in between his studies, he won two Premier Prix awards and is one of the most prolific composers of chamber music for wind instruments.