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the BACH JOURNEy




July 2014

Short stay in Munich,
I see this wall.
I stop,
I think,
What if?
Why not?
Let's start a Bach project and journey in his land....

















  • Arrived in Berlin

    03/09/2014

  • Started the search of the bow for the Suites

    10/09/2014

  • 26/09/2014

    Everywhere I went I found help and kindness.

  • What if a dow stroke was an up bow in cello playing?

    10/10/2014

  • I decide to start the project of recording the Suites

    14/10/2014

  • The strings

    21/10/2014

    Set of strings made by Pure Cordes, Potsdam

  • Understanding how write slurs...

    03/11/2014

  • THE BOW!

    28/11/2014

    Mr. Reiners was of a precious help. I asked him for a model of bow that was used in Germany when Bach composed the Suites. A clip in frog bow.

  • Kept exploring the set-up possibilities in Leipzig

    14/03/2015

    With Daniel König, the maker of the cello

  • Meeting with Ton Koopman

    25/06/2015

    A very helpful meeting where we talked about phrasing with Maestro Koopman, I also explained my technique to him and received his encouragements

  • RECORDED THE 6 SUITES

    17/03/2016

    5 days at the B#Sharp Studio in Berlin

  • Meeting with Yo-Yo Ma

    26/10/2016

    A Very nice meeting with Yo-Yo Ma, where he gave me his support

  • Received Ton Koopman's comments on the Recording

    03/09/2018

    "I listened to the 6 Bach suites with pleasure. Very well done, I liked very much the resonance, intonation and the way of playing. Very convincing. A very good work and great success technically."

  • The New Edition

    03/09/2017

    Put in the computer my Urtext edition of the Suites (the one of the recording)


Un voyage vers BACH

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7 semains plus tard, un tweet...

pendant ces 3 annees

(traduction en cours)

  • Found the baroque cello of the project
  • & the matching baroque bow
  • Played on an authentic strings set up
  • Found a set up sound post/bridge etc.
  • Analysed the manuscripts
  • Made research in the public libraries
  • Wrote a short version of my publication
  • Shared my research with Ton Koopman
  • Prepared the recording
  • Experimented accoustics
  • Made a Crowdfunding
  • Recorded the Suites
  • Wrote the full publication
  • Shared my work to YoYo MA (got his support)
  • Made the digital version of my edition
  • Presenting my work to Labels and publishers
  • Release the Publication end of 2017
  • Release the CD begining of 2018
  • Release the new urtext edition 2018

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Septembre - octobre 2014 : Trouver le violoncelle, l’archet et l’ensemble des cordes.


Essayer différents modèles d'archets baroques et de transition

Rencontres avec luthiers et archetiers de Berlin

Un peu plus d'un mois apres mon arrivée
je réalise quelque chose d'important au sujet des suites

Les nuits sans sommeil après ça...

Recherche d'un montage le plus authentique
Potsdam, Pure cordes 

Calligraphie

Comprendre comment écrire des notes et des liaisons a la plume..

comparer les 4 Sources

L'archet, le bon

Thomaskirche, Leipzig

Moment inoubliable : passer la même porte que Bach utilisait...
ls murs ou ont raisonné sa voix, ses pas, ou sa musique n'a jamais cessé de vibrer

Between December and May: 
Search of the right set up on the cello
Making a new edition of the suites

Once we had found the right set up, it was time prepare the recording

rencontre avec Ton Koopman!

Cette rencontre de travail avec Maestro Koopman a eu une grande influence sur mon travail. Au cours de cette réunion, nous avons travaillé sur le phrasé et l'importance d’éviter tout rubato technique.  Recevoir son encouragement et soutien m'a donné beaucoup d'énergie pour continuer mon projet.

ete 2015 -> janvier 2016

-Essayer différentes accoustiques-
-Faire un financement participatif-
-chercher un violoncelle à 5 cordes pour la 6ème Suite-

Janvier - mars 2016 : enregistrement

Avril-juin 2016 :
Rédiger mon article/these


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RECORDING THE 6 CELLO SUITES

OCTOBER 2016 
RENCONTRE AVEC YOYO-MA À BOSTON

DE JANVIER A JUIN 2017:
REALISATION DE LA NOUVELLE ÉDITION DES sUITES

JUILLET-AOÛT 2017


PREPARING THE RELEASE - PRESENTING MY WORK TO LABEL, PUBLISHERS, MAGAZINES ETC...
INTERESTED? CONTACT ME...










16 JANVIER 2018...




Contract with URANIA RECORDS signed!





21 MARS 2018

Let's celebrate Bach's 333rd birthday 

with the release of the recording


FROM APRIL 2018


STARTING TO SHARE MY RESEARCH ON THIS WEBSITE


AND MORE TO COME...

SHARING THE RESEARCH IN THIS WEBSITE

JSBACHCELLOSUITES.COM

AND MORE TO COME.......