Gaston Crunelle

Professor of Flute

Conservatoire national de musique de Paris

 

 

 

 

No, this is not a photo of famed French character actor Jean Gabin.  It's Gaston Crunelle, my first flute teacher at the Conservatoire national de musique in Paris.  Crunelle's friends may be forgiven for not recognizing him in this photo.  It is possibly the only time in his adult life he was ever seen not smoking his beloved Galloises!

Gaston Crunelle as a young man