Hyacinthe Eléonore Klosé

Born: 11th October 1808

Died: 29th August 1880

Birthplace: Corfu, Greece

Hyacinthe Eléonore Klosé was a French clarinet player, professor at the Conservatoire de Paris, and composer. Klosé is noted for his design improvements to the clarinet using the principles laid down by Theobald Boehm in his innovative work on the flute keywork. From 1839 to 1843, he enlisted the help of Louis-August Buffet of Buffet-Crampon fame, an instrument-making technician, to construct — what is known today as — the Boehm system clarinet

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