Antoine Marcel LAGORCE's 15 Etudes Concertantes were written in 1982, aimed at young trumpeter students who have reached cycle 2 level (5 to 8 years of instrumental practice).
As soon as they were published, they were programmed by a large number of teachers, as their writing quality met a certain educational expectation.
If there was no shortage of study notebooks at this level of learning, the 15 Etudes Concertantes by Antoine-Marcel LAGORCE immediately demonstrated their relevance, because, according to the agreed scheme which wants a study to focus on a particular technical aspect (scales, arpeggios, articulation ...), their initial approach was intended above all to be artistic and descriptive, to develop as soon as possible the musical taste in the young apprentice trumpeter.
Add to that, the benevolent concern that these studies never cause lip fatigue in the student, and their success was immediately guaranteed.
Nearly 30 years after their score at Editions Robert Martin, and their musical and instrumental interest has not been denied, I proposed to Antoine-Marcel Lagorce to enrich them with piano accompaniment, in order to make them real public audition pieces (aren't they said to be concerted?).
He wholeheartedly welcomed my approach, a process matured throughout my teaching career, when I heard this piano support resonate in me, each time a student played it for me.
I would like to sincerely thank him for the confidence he has shown in me in this work, and to express my gratitude and respect for all that he brought me when I was his student.
I hope that the students and their teachers will find it as much pleasure to work and play them in this new form, as I had to imagine them.