L’Archet Révolutionnaire Event Programme

Further to the news of our L’Archet Révolutionnaire exhibition of 18th century bows curated by Jérôme Akoka taking place in London, 1-3 November 2015, we are excited to release the programme details for the week of lectures, performances and masterclasses leading up to the exhibition.

Click to download programme details

Click to download programme details

Events include leading expert Jean-Francois Raffin examining the unprecedented stylistic influence of the Tourte family and a concert-conference led by Christophe Coin, who will look at the change in performance techniques from Baroque through to Romantic repertoire. A round table discussion of experts, makers, musicologists and musicians will explore the historical context and impact of the French Revolution on raising the status of skilled craftsman, and will examine the link between developments in music and technical advances in bow making. There will be also talks presenting new research by Constance Frei, Bernard Godfroy and Kai Koepp, and an ensemble from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Claire Holden will give a lecture-performance on ‘Music in the Salon’, looking at the differing bows used by amateurs and virtuosi and their accompanying artistic decisions.

Pavlo Beznosiuk (leader of the Academy of Ancient Music), the Chiaroscuro Quartet and Alexander Janiczek will lead masterclasses and workshops to explore these bows from an orchestral, chamber music and soloist’s performance perspective.

Full event details are below and on the L’Archet Révolutionnaire Online Exhibition, to reserve a complimentary ticket, please click here.

L’Archet Révolutionnaire Exhibition


1-3 November

Westbury Hotel
2nd Floor Gallery
New Bond & Conduit St.
London W1S 2YF

For more details on the exhibition, please see our release story.

L’Archet Révolutionnaire Lectures & Performances


Tuesday 27 October

Pavlo Beznosiuk & Academy of Ancient Music Workshop
The Concertmaster and Orchestra in the 18th Century
10am-1pm

Wednesday 28 October

Chiaroscuro Quartet Masterclass
Chamber Music and the Classical Quartet
10am-1pm

Thursday 29 October 2015

Alexander Janiczek Masterclass
Mozart on Original Bows
10am-1pm

Friday 30 October

2-3pm: Jean-François Raffin: The Tourte Family at the end of 18th century

3.15-4.15pm: Constance Frei: Bowed Instruments in Paintings; 16th-early 18th century

4.30-5.15pm: Bernard Gaudfroy: Life and Work for 18th century Parisian Bow Makers

5.15-6pm: Kai Koepp: French or German Bows for Beethoven – a Political Choice

7.30-8.30pm: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Claire Holden: Music in the Salon

Saturday 31 October

12.30-2pm: The Art of Bow Making in the 18th century: Evolution or Revolution?

Round table with Jean-François Raffin, Christophe Coin, Kai Koepp, Bernard Gaudfroy, Pavlo Beznosiuk, Constance Frei, Jérôme Akoka.

2.30-4.30pm: From the Baroque to the Romantic; Playing on Original Bows
Concert-conference with Christophe Coin, Alexander Janiczek, Chouchane Siranossian, Yoko Kaneko, Claire Thirion

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All lectures, performances and masterclasses will take place at:

Hinde Street Methodist Church
19 Thayer St
London W1U 2QJ

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