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    Pianos Balleron opens its doors for Heritage Days. - 17 septembre 2016 -

    For the ninth consecutive year the workshop Pianos Balleron opens its doors for Heritage Days. Come visit us !

    Christine Ott recording a live cession for Le.Cargo.webzine at Pianos Balleron - 07 juillet 2016 -

    Christine Ott recording a live cession for Le.Cargo.webzine at our workshop. She took the opportunity to record on our Erard piano from 1877 a few pieces from his new album "Only Silence Remains"

    Fanny Bourrillon & Eugenie Lefebvre repeat our Erard 1877 - 25 juin 2016 -

    Fanny Bourrillon & Eugenie Lefebvre repeat on our Erard 1877 concert grand at our worshop Schumann Frauenliebe und leben op.42

    Pianos Balleron in Japan visiting Akiko Okayasu Wada piano repair workshop - 25 avril 2016 -

    Sylvie Fouanon s'est rendue au Japon en avril 2016 pour rencontrer les techniciens japonais amoureux des pianos anciens avec qui elle participe à la promotion des pianos français dans les échanges franco-japonais. Visite de l'atelier d'Akiko Okayasu-Wada à Karuizawa au nord-ouest de Tokyo. Akiko, forte de son expérience acquise auprès de Sylvie Fouanon pendant Sylvie FOUANON visited Japan in April 2016 to meet with Japanese technicians lover of old pianos with which she participated in the promotion of French pianos in Franco-Japanese exchanges. Visit the workshop of Akiko Wada Okayasu-Karuizawa northwest of Tokyo. Akiko, based on its experience with Sylvie FOUANON for 10 years, working with passion for restoring old pianos with his trainees in this beautiful studio at the foot of Mount Asama ... The French pianos in Balleron selected by Akiko well resonate among the cypress trees of the surrounding forest. The romantic place wish! What pride to work for 16 years to the conservation of a musical heritage and the sustainability of fine instruments. http://francepiano.jp/home.html http://francepiano.blogspot.fr/

    Pianos Balleron in Japan visiting Morita Pianos Repair Shop - 21 avril 2016 -

    Sylvie FOUANON visited Japan in April 2016 to meet with Japanese technicians lover of old pianos with which she participated in the promotion of French pianos in Franco-Japanese exchanges. Tour of the Morita-san shop in Kyoto. Morita Piano Repair Shop. Lovers of Erard pianos, Morita-san told us about his idea of restoration. A beautiful exchange around French pianos. http://www.morita-piano.com/

    Pianos Balleron in Japan visiting Ayumu Morita workshop - 21 avril 2016 -

    Sylvie FOUANON visited Japan in April 2016 to meet with Japanese technicians lover of old pianos with which she participated in the promotion of French pianos in Franco-Japanese exchanges. Ayumu visit Morita specialist harps. After learning the restoration to his father, Ayumu has specialized in catering and manufacturing harps with a preference for French harps ... Certified Technician Camac! http://www.morita-piano.com/jp/harp/harp.htm

    Pianos Balleron in Japan visiting Saitama Pianos Workshop - 21 avril 2016 -

    Sylvie FOUANON visited Japan in April 2016 to meet with Japanese technicians lover of old pianos with which she participated in the promotion of French pianos in Franco-Japanese exchanges. Visit the shop and Takanori Watanabe Tomomi in Saitama near Tokyo. Tomo Taka & have a 3 month internship at Balleron in 2005 on the replacement base. A beautiful meeting. Currently, Tomo Taka and restore a Kawai piano of a church having suffered tsunami. A major conservation symbol. http://saitama-piano.main.jp/

    Pianos Balleron in Japan visiting Hitomi Ogawa workshop - 20 avril 2016 -

    Sylvie FOUANON visited Japan in April 2016 to meet with Japanese technicians lover of old pianos with which she participated in the promotion of French pianos in Franco-Japanese exchanges. Visit the workshop of Hitomi Ogawa in Osaka. Technician confirmed, Hitomi is passionate Pleyel. It works with Akiko recent years to restore French antique pianos. http://www.atelier-pianopia.com/

    Pianos Balleron in Japan in Yasushi Kimura workshop - 18 avril 2016 -

    Sylvie FOUANON visited Japan in April 2016 to meet with Japanese technicians lover of old pianos with which she participated in the promotion of French pianos in Franco-Japanese exchanges. Visit the workshop of Yasushi Kimura, piano technician, specialist Steinway and Bosendorfer. A fan of jazz with humor.

    Pianos Balleron in Japan visiting Namiko Tatsuta Pleyel - 15 avril 2016 -

    Sylvie FOUANON visited Japan in April 2016 to meet with Japanese technicians lover of old pianos with which she participated in the promotion of French pianos in Franco-Japanese exchanges. Visit Yukiko Tatsuta, piano teacher, and her daughter Namiko, proud owner of a beautiful Pleyel 3 a 1922 fully restored in Balleron by Sylvie FOUANON. Namiko, training in piano technician in the workshop participated in its restoration. What a joy to hear her beautiful musicality on the Osaka skyline!

    JEMA 2016 - 1, 2 & 3 Avril 2016 -

    Once again the workshop Balleron pianos will open for the edition 2016 European Days of Crafts. The workshop will be open for free visits from 10h to 18h Saturday 2nd & Sunday, March 3, 2015. The opportunity to discover the gestures of yesterday and tomorrow for the restoration of old pianos.

    Armelle Levy comes in Balleron record for RTL - 21 mars 2016 -

    Armelle Levy came to save his show "France and Artisans" on RTL radio at Pianos Balleron. Sylvie FOUANON responded enthusiastically to questions about his piano restorer profession. A short but concise chronicle. Click to listen! http://www.rtl.fr/actu/economie/sylvie-fouanon-restauratrice-de-pianos-anciens-nous-sommes-des-passeurs-de-vie-7782462099

    Ozlem Bulut in live recording session at our workshop - 05 Février 2016 -

    Jazz singer Ozlem Bulut in live recording session at Pianos Balleron. LeCargo.org chose to play on a 1927 Pleyel piano.

    Les Films Pelleas filming cinema workshop restoring pianos balleron - 2015 -

    Les Films Pelleas chose Sylvie FOUANON restoration workshop to run multiple scene next film Axelle Ropert "La Prunelle de mes Yeux".

    Thomas Encho - 27 avril 2015 -

    Thomas Enhco came to the Balleron workshop for a second time to play a Bösendorfer restored by Sylvie Fouanon and her team. Thomas’s music rang out, causing the strings of the pianos all around him to vibrate in sympathy. Everyone held their breath as each note filled the workshop.

    European Heritage Days 2015 - 2015 -

    For the European Heritage Days on 19 and 20 September, Sylvie Fouanon welcomes you to her piano restoration workshop minutes away from the Eiffel Tower. All are welcome to discover our antique pianos and the heritage they represent.

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    Klô Pelgag - 14 avril 2015 -

    Klô Pelgag, Canadian singer, pianist, composer, songwriter and guitarist. The winner of the Prix Barbara 2015 came to record at the workshop to promote her album “L’alchimie des monstres” (“The Alchemy of Monsters”).

    Jacky Terrasson live - 5 avril 2015 -

    On 5 April 2015, the Balleron workshop welcomed the great jazzman Jacky Terrasson to record a live web session for Ziknation. A wonderful session including “Come together”, amongst other pieces. Jacky Terrasson played the wonderful Bösendorfer that the Balleron team have so painstakingly restored.

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    European Heritage Days - 2014 -

    On 20 and 21 September 2014, Maison Balleron will open their doors for European Heritage Days. A chance to discover a piano restoration workshop.

    European Craft Days 2014 - 2014 -

    Balleron participates in the European Heritage Days every year, opening its doors to the public so they can find out about the classic piano restoration workshop.

    European Craft Days 2013 - 2013 -

    The Pianos Balleron workshop will be open from 5 to 7 April 2013 for the European Craft Days 2013. Sylvie Fouanon will welcome the public into her workshop for demonstrations of the stages of restoring a piano.

    European Heritage Days 2011 - 2011 -

    "The Ministry of Culture is organising the annual European Heritage Days on 17 and 18 September. Our workshop will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday to show you the craft of antique and vintage piano restoration and to explain our passion for protecting our musical heritage."

    European Heritage Days 2010 - 2010 -

    We are honoured to be part of the 2010 European Heritage Days organised by the Ministry of Culture, with Mr Frédéric Mitterand, Minister of Culture, as patron. Our workshop was chosen as a “highlight” from a selection of Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Companies) for the Ile de France region. Our workshop will be open to visitors on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September from 10am to 6pm. All are welcome!

    Ken Wada exhibition - -

    Especially for our open workshop on the European Heritage Days 2010, our friend Ken Wada is exhibiting his watercolours inside the workshop itself. Pianos and watercolours: a beautiful combination.

    Renewal of our Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant mark - September 2009 -

    Pianos Balleron is proud to announce that our Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) status has been renewed for the next five years. The EPV label is a mark of recognition from the Ministry of Culture and the Institut Supérieur des Métiers (Trades Institute), rewarding Maison Balleron’s knowledgability in the area of antique and vintage piano restoration.

    Legal expert to the Paris Court of Appeal - 2012 -

    Sylvie Fouanon named Legal Expert to the Paris Court of Appeal