Maurice Hauchard (1870-1957) was a French violinist and composer. As a minor composer, often in the shadow of his contemporary, Maurice Ravel, much of Hauchard's music is not widely known. However, his Études Des Positions have enhanced the technical progression of many violinists and Alain Mames' transcription of the studies for Viola have also been well-received.
As an excellent, versatile musician, Hauchard loved his art and remains one of the greatest contributors to music education. Études Des Positions (3rd Position) addresses the third hand position in the context of musical techniques, such as intervals, scales, chromaticism and is studies of varying styles. Mames' adaption for the Viola of Hauchard's Études Des Positions is an imperative aid to technical progression.