Présentation of the Domaine Musical de Pétignac

It was last century, in May 1986, that Gerard Fauvin and his wife Fabienne, settled down in the Charente region of South West France and created the Domaine Musical of Petignac, in Jurignac. It was a revelation when they saw this “Maison de Maître” that used to belong to an important winemaker and spirits broker. Since then the cognac barrels have been replaced by almost 200 pianos. Upright, baby grand, grand, piano-fortes, ancient pianos and harpsichords. We celebrate this year thirty-three years of happiness, achievements, service and meetings with extraordinary people and clients.

Here we are then, thirty three years later, tuning and suppling the most beautiful pianos for concerts and festivals, restoring pianos and making restoration a noble art, training men and women for a marvelous craft they will love for the rest of their lives, transmitting a knowledge, a know how, a living art, and most importantly, doing out best to simply satisfy all our clients. We still believe they are. The numerous concerts and hustles and bustles that happen and are organized at the Domaine Musical in Petignac, in our small “Steinway and Sons Auditorium” make it a privileged link with all of you.

If you wish to understand more on “The piano is not my job, it’s my life” do not hesitate and click on the following link, Gerard Fauvin’s Blog, on our local newspaper, the “Charente Libre”.

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Fabienne and Gérard Fauvin

After studying Musicology for four years in Strasbourg, Gerard Fauvin went to Bamberg, in Germany, for a month long internship. He stayed more than four years. During this time he learnt with such great passion all of this profession’s aspects that GErman d and Austrian museums started trusting him with the renovation of their instruments.
Fabienne, after studying at the “Beaux Arts” in Mulhouse, Fabienne started the “Arts Deco” in Strasbourg where she graduated with as an Art Binder. She has recently also started painting.

Gerard Fauvin rents his instruments for concerts and recordings, prepares new instruments, maintains Music Schools instruments and supplies regularly Orchestras and Festivals. With the fellows who he has trained, he continues to develop his concept of “Historical Restoration”. His activity spreads to the whole of France, as well as Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Algeria, Morocco, Brazil and the United States. He participates to Musicora, the Salon du Patrimoine Culturel (Cultural Heritage Show ?), as well as various shows, Antique shows, Artisanal and Craft shows.

He is also extremely active in profession and continuous training. Workshops at the Domaine Musical of Petignac are organized by concert pianists, music teachers and tuners always looking for refinement.

For the last 33 years the traditional “Music and Silence Fete” shines bright the Saturday previous to the official official Fete of June 21st. In 2020, it will be SATURDAY JUNE 13.

Music has always and still is what gives life and breath to the Domaine Musical of Petignac with concerts, performances, artists rehearsals and residence, instruments presentations or theme nights, as well as concerts for showing restored pianos.

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