Bow / Cello / Viola / Violin
Bow / Cello / Viola / Violin
VioloncellEnSeine 2016 :
Special choice (“coup de coeur”) of Isabelle Wilbaux
Viola’s 2014 :
VioloncellEnSeine 2014 :
VioloncellEnSeine 2010 :
Special choice of Francis Kuttner
Special choice of the audience
Special choice of the French Cello Association.
Tanguy and I have known each other for more than ten years, and it has been my privilege to try out – however briefly – almost all the cellos he has made over the years! In addition to our close friendship, I have always greatly admired Tanguy’s work – his accuracy, precision and above all his sensitivity: I can see how, as well as fully mastering the art of string instrument making, Tanguy brings his own personal touch, “his” sound, which is one of the distinguishing features of the greatest masters. He challenges himself constantly, neatly and elegantly taking his art to a higher level with every instrument he makes. I now own one of his cellos – “opus 40”, completed in March 2020, and it is a pleasure to feel how it continues to evolve every day: a powerful and responsive instrument that can equally blend into a group or orchestra, or come to the fore when needed
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, Brussels
Founding member of Ô-Celli (Cello Octet)
It is my great pleasure to have been playing one of Tanguy’s cellos since 2014. Built to order after much discussion, this instrument perfectly matches my way of playing and my acoustic aesthetic. From seeking out the right wood (slab-cut willow for the back) to the final adjustments/set-up, Tanguy understood what I wanted and guided my choices. The many years I have worked with Tanguy have been hugely enriching and have enabled me, as a musician, to approach my instrument in a new way. Seeing how this instrument develops over time has also been a major source of inspiration in my exploration of sound. I highly recommend Tanguy for his integrity and for the care and passion he puts into his work.
Your hands are pure magic, what more can I say? An instrument-maker who listens like no other. A real dialogue, with clear explanations and a transparent approach that builds trust. Vision together with flexibility, helping musicians and their instruments to achieve the optimum set-up. Fraval is the best!
Feeling that your violin is in safe hands.
An instrument maker, an artist, who is passionate about music.
A person who listens to string players, who constantly seeks the best rather than pursuing fame.
A craftsman, a friend, a confidant to our never-ending exploration of our imaginary sound-world. You work day and night on our instruments, always ready to answer all our questions – what more could we want? You lavish the same loving care on my violin as you do on your own children! My “baby” is delighted, and so is its adoptive dad!