Bazelaire was born on March 4, 1886. Paul Bazelaire's father , a
distinguished author, won many literary and poetry awards in France and in
Belgium. His mother, an excellent musician, was, along with his
grandmother, his first professor of solfège and piano.
At the age of 7, while a student at the Collège TURENNE of SEDAN, he began to study the cello thanks to H. CLARINVAL, the excellent director of Sedan's Philharmonic Society. At the age of 10, he enters the class of DELSART at the Paris Conservatory.
In the class of Xavier LEROUX , he obtains the 1st prize in harmony--- he is 17.
to pursue his composition studies to the highest level, where he studies
counterpoint and fugue with CAUSSADE and LENEPVEU, obtaining those first
prizes at 19.
""...His supple and brilliant style, the remarkable force of his bow, his secure, intelligent and delicate interpretation." would lead immediately to many stunning successes.
In a few months, he became famous..............