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On returning to Belgium he was appointed as Professor of Pianoforte at the Brussels Conservatoire after the position was vacated by Aimé Michelot; there he set about improving his technique and formalizing his methods of teaching. This eventually gave rise to a pedagogical system, the École de piano du Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, which he published in collaboration with Gustave Sandré in 1882. Further important visits to Holland in 1856 and to Berlin in 1859 established his reputation as a leading pianist and pedagogue together with his colleague Louis Brassin. Dupont then remained in Brussels for the rest of his career though he also became a soloist of substance in France. His last years at the Brussels Conservatoire were spent in the teaching of chamber music. As a pianist he enjoyed a fruitful career with his brother, Joseph Dupont, especially after 1872 when Joseph undertook the direction of the Concerts de l’Association des Artistes Musiciens in the Belgian capital, and in 1881 after Henry Vieuxtemps stood down through failing health as director of the Concerts Populaires de Musique Classique.
from notes by Jeremy Dibble © 2020