About Music&Arts Networks
Music&Arts Network, is a multidisciplinary artistic network presenting itself as:
- A source of ideas to assist in the definition, development, implementation and sharing of cultural projects.
- An expert guide to drafting and submitting proposals to public and private institutions all around the world.
- A coordinator of innovative cultural events.
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François Dru was born in 1972 in Compiègne. Before becoming a trumpeter at the Musique de la région aérienne Nord-Est, François Dru studied at the Paris regional conservatory and later at Université Paris-IV Sorbonne. He worked in the recording industry (FNAC – Alpha productions), in the film industry as music supervisor, as executive producer at Radio-France and as editor for Diapason and Classica magazines. François Dru has been artistic consultant for several major orchestras including Orchestre Les Siècles, Orchestre national de Lyon and as artistic administrator at Orchestre de Paris and has worked closely with conductors François-Xavier Roth, Leonard Slatkin and Parvo Jarvi. In 2014-15, François Dru was artistic director of the Long Thibaud Crespin Competition (violin and piano sessions).
Born in Paris in 1978, Pierre-Jean Tribot studied history at the Université Paris Sorbonne and Université Libre in Brussels,while continuing to play the French horn. Pierre-Jean Tribot is Editor in chief of the Belgian website for classical music Crescendo Magazine and co-founder and administrator of XXI Music Publishing ASBL (Jean-Pascal Beintus, Benoît Mernier, Ravel Edition). He is also Special adviser for the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles in charge of prospective for the cultural sector in French speaking Belgium.
He was the artistic delegate of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège under the music director Pascal Rophé. He is author of several publications about the history of The Brussels region, specifically about the Brussels World’s Fair 1958, the Atomium and a Guide to the best classical music and dance DVDs
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The board of Music&Arts Networks
After seven years of management and law studies, then a beginning in relationship marketing, he was sworn in as accountant in civil servancy. National Education executive for fifteen years and also responsible for training (organisational management), he participates as a corrector in administrative competition tests, and jury of the Skema business school. Taught French (language, culture, legal specialization) for five summers in associative structures in Eastern Europe. Former President of the Lille Photo Club.
Since three decades he goes on collecting records by the thousands, particularly the period 1950-1960. Passionate about symphonic music, by the interpretative phenomenon, by the history of orchestral conducting, he applies himself in analysing language and meaning of great works of the repertoire, and the way maestros are dealing with them. Keen on popularization, one of his long term projects implies the writing of a substantial discographic guide which already cumulates several hundred entries.
Jean-Baptiste de la Taille
Initiated intomusic from an early age, Jean-Baptiste de La Taille followed a variety ofstudies including piano, singing, history and arts management. Uponcompletion of his studies at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), heheld various positions in the recording and music production industry(Universal Music Classics France, Alpha Productions) and was ahead ofprogramming for France Musique and Radio Notre Dame.Thanks tohis passion forsinging he was member of several choirs including Les Petits Chanteurs deParis. With them he performed in France, Europe and South-Eastern Asia untilthe end of 1980, principally under the music director Patrick Marco but alsoconducted by Eliahu Inbal and Sir Colin Davis. As a specialist in vocalrepertoire he has worked principally but not exclusively as a music critic forResMusica since 2009.
Clarinetist and singer Maxime Kaprielianstudied choral conducting at the Conservatoire de Marseille and was awarded hisbachelor’s degree in Musicology at Aix-Marseille Universités. Titled of CAPESand aggregation of music, he continues in parallel with his job to teach thechoral conducting. He is one of the founders of the web site ResMusica.comwhere he was for 9 years director of publishing and a member of the Syndicateof Professionals in music/dance/theatre. He was in charge of the activities formusic, dance and history of arts by the side of the editor of NationalEducation and on leaving the ministry in 2014, he joined the ensembleMusicatreize as artistic assistant and marketing manager. Maxime Kaprielian isa consultant and lecturer at the Académie-Festival des Arcs since 2007 andauthor of numerous articles in many revues and publications, includingco-authoring with Pierre-Jean Tribot, 2010 Guide des DVDs de musique classique(Edition Symétries, Lyon).