, Violinist & Composer
Performer and pupil of Habeneck at the Paris Conservatoire, in which institution he subsequently became a professor,
succeeding Baillot in 1843. Besides being one of the most famous performers of his time he stood equally eminent as an instructor and composer. Amongst his numerous pupils Sarasate is the most
prominent. Alard published a great number of compositions for his instrument, also a " Violin School," which gained wide popularity. Professor at the Paris Conservatoire (1843-75). He was also the son-in-law of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.