French composer and violinist, born in Paris. From 1719 he was in the service of the Duke of Bourbon; in 1727 he joined the Vingt-quatre Violons du Roy. He also played with the Académie royale de musique (from 1728), the Opéra (1728-52), and at the Concert spirituel (1729-40). His violin concertos are known as the first published in France (1734). In addition to chamber works, twelve of his stage works are known, including ballets, divertissements, and the comedy La reine de Pétris (1725).