Jean-Marc Granet Bouffartigue

Jean-Marc Granet Bouffartigue comes from a family of professional musicians – a grandfather, Antonin Cazal, composer, conductor and flautist – and music lovers. A flautist himself, he has worked professionally for thirty years for the promotion of French artists internationally.

At the confluence of this double private and professional commitment, he vouches for    his choices as a sponsor:

“I wanted to continue my taste for public service and passing on, on the one hand by creating, on a voluntary basis in association with a friend, Alain Simon, a chamber music season in the south of France, in partnership with France Musique: “Les Musicales de Gadagne”. On the other hand, by commissioning from a young and brilliant violin maker, Sylvain Tournaire, an instrument with the intention of lending it to promising young musicians.

The choice of the cello was a natural one for three reasons :

• It’s a beautiful handmade object, and I am a collector of beautiful objects ;

• its repertoire from Bach to Dutilleux is a source of delight for me ;

• Finally, the French cello school has excelled for generations.

The partnership with Talents and Violon’celles was therefore an unequivocal choice.