Jean-Jacques Rampal, son of Jean-Pierre Rampal, a famous flute player.
As with many great French violin-making dynasties, the roots of the Vatelot family extend back.
There in the town from whence many of his ancestors came is where Marcel Vatelot received his training, in apprenticeship to Eugène Poirson and Gustave Bazin.
Jean-Jacques Rampal became Vatelots successor in 1998 and has headed Maison.In Paris he rose to become a highly esteemed expert and consultant, not least through the good contacts to musicians that he gained through his wife Jeanne, daughter of cellist André Hekking.Fédération Mondiale des Concours citation cadeau du ciel Internationaux de Musique.His self-conception easily explains why so many eminent musicians have returned to Etienne Vatelot over and over again: people remain loyal to a doctor whom they trust.However much the world of violin making may have changed over the course of Etienne Vatelots long career, the elderly master simply wishes to keep returning to his workshop till the end of his days, just as his father did to see old violins.Working closely with Etienne Vatelot,.Thanks to his fathers affectionate persistence, he finally yielded and like.Raffin (68 Rue de Rome) is to "Maison Vatelot-Rampal" (11 Rue Portalis an atelier which has been sought out by world-class soloists for decades.Marcel Vatelot in 1909 has stood in the same spot for more than a century.Although the 1950s were a difficult period for musicians and violin makers in France, Maison Vatelot became a rendezvous for the greatest international string musicians.
Bernard Millant, who is just a few years younger went to Mirecourt in 1946 to begin an apprenticeship under Amédée Dieudonné.
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Rampal became an expert of equal rank and was appointed as a consultant to the Court of Appeal.Jean-Jacques Rampal (born in 1954) joined the atelier in 1983.Home, information archive, experts, vatelot-Rampal: on the art of healing violins.One could quickly name the top addresses of the violin-making world, those select few experts who specialize in the finest and most valuable instruments and who enjoy unreserved recognition.Names such as Pablo Casals, Yehudi Menuhin, Slava Rostropowitsch, Yo-Yo Ma and Anne-Sophie Mutter left their indelible mark on the extraordinary history of this atelier.Concours Lily Laskine : Palmarès 2014.After Etienne Vatelot took over its direction in 1959, the Rue Portalis atelier became a training centre for 50 outstanding violin makers and restorers.
Charles Beare in London before returning to France.