Over a hundred years of experience
"The story begins in 1902, with Louis Balleron, first flute with the Opéra Comique, and Paul Balleron, baritone and composer, who opened a music shop selling orchestral instruments and sheet music. In 1917, their niece Marcelle Balleron took the reins aged 23, and managed the business until the age of 77. She introduced pianos into their range, and mixed with the high-society musical scene of Paris between the wars, becoming an important distributor for Bechstein pianos. In 1970, under new management, Maison Balleron developed a concert service covering the whole of France, new piano sales, maintenance and repairs. From 1992 onwards, Sylvie Fouanon specialised only in restoring antique and vintage pianos made between 1840 and 1940.