Chemins de Musique

"As I sometimes grew weary of performing only in cities and capitals,

I had a desire to get a breath of fresh air and go back
to the source of my profession, which is to play every night for listeners
who would not otherwise have the option of attending concerts in their locality."

Access to concerts

... a right for all

Collard Chemins de musique`

Chemins de Musique ("Musical Paths") provides high quality musical events
far from the city
and usual concert venues.

Created in late 2005 by pianist Jean-Philippe Collard, the Chemins de Musique association presented 93 concerts performed during 17 tours given by well-known soloists.
The concerts took place in the churches, chapels, priories, collegiate churches and castles of the Combrailles, Argonne, Haute-Loire, Aisne, Picardie, Champagne-Ardenne, Aveyron, Côte d'Opale, Cher and Drôme provençale regions. As soon as we cross the boundaries of the city, the silence is deafening: part of the population is deprived of the pleasure of encountering music. To break this isolation, pianist Jean-Philippe Collard founded the Chemins de Musique association with the help of renowned musicians. Its aim is to provide high quality musical events far from the city
and usual concert venues. The artists committed to this initiative come to a region for ten days or so and take their art from town to town, following the tour principle.

The artists, used to major venues and prestigious orchestras, were all charmed by the spirit, warmth and reception of the audiences, which for the most part consisted of newcomers to the world of classical music.

 Chemins de Musique is supported by the French Ministry of Culture, the French Caisse des Dépôts and the Fonds d'Action SACEM.