about-me

About me

After several years of studying micromechanics, my 1977 meeting with Jacques CHAMBON*, the legendary French oboe virtuoso, was a decisive turning point in my professional life. I was introduced to the world of music and discovered the “mechanics of musical instruments” with the famous “SELMER” instrument maker.

Under the guidance of my mentor, I learned to “sense” the subtle adjustments the oboe requires in order to allow the player a perfect mastery of the instrument.

After this training in woodwind instrument repairs, I specialised in double-reed instruments (oboe and bassoon). Having worked at SELMER and L’OLIFANT in Paris, I then built up more than 30 years of experience with SERVETTE MUSIC, the leading supplier of musical instruments in Geneva.

I can now look back on more than 40 years of making available my know-how and craftsmanship to local and international musicians, amateurs and professionals alike.

My profession has allowed me to meet some truly remarkable people and artists, and to make some great friendships. It has been an honour and a real satisfaction to make even a small contribution by allowing musicians to go on stage fully confident that their instruments will allow them to play magnificent music for us all !

The time has come for me to retire, but the adventure continues solo with ”L’atelier.repair” (“The repair shop”). And today I want to “pass on” to double-reed players the basics for simple and effective adjustments and minor repairs. I am now at the disposal of all the teachers and/or musicians wishing to better understand their instrument to be able to resolve themselves the more frequent mechanical problems that arise.

I look forward to meeting you,
Patrick ELLE

* Jacques CHAMBON : co-soloist at the Orchestre de Paris with Maurice BOURGUE and the first professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon in 1980. View More

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services

Services

For professional musicians only (orchestras, teachers, conservatory students).

Repairs

• Trouble-shooting
• Servicing (partial or full service)
• Full reconditioning

Basic course & master class

To better understand the mechanics of the instrument and be able to make adjustments:
• Basic course (on site, accommodation available)
• Master Class (on request)

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Hautbois marigaux 901

Hautbois marigaux 901

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Louis-Hervé Maton from Lyon wrote on 12 October 2021 at 19h58
Révision complète. Merci pour votre expertise et votre disponibilité. Je reviendrai faire chouchouter mon basson!
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Musical Moment

Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt plays “Gabriel’s Oboe”

Henrik Chaim Goldschmidt plays “Gabriel’s Oboe”

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Concerto pour hautbois in C Major, Hob. VIIg:C1: I. Allegro spirituoso – Jacques Chambon

Concerto pour hautbois in C Major, Hob. VIIg:C1: I. Allegro spirituoso – Jacques Chambon

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Concerto pour hautbois in C Major, Hob. VIIg:C1: II. Andante – Jacques Chambon

Concerto pour hautbois in C Major, Hob. VIIg:C1: II. Andante – Jacques Chambon

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Concerto pour hautbois in C Major, Hob. VIIg:C1: III. Rondo. Allegretto – Jacques Chambon

Concerto pour hautbois in C Major, Hob. VIIg:C1: III. Rondo. Allegretto – Jacques Chambon

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Larghetto – Retour au Calme – Jacques Chambon

Larghetto – Retour au Calme – Jacques Chambon

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Sérénade – Retour au Calme – Jacques Chambon

Sérénade – Retour au Calme – Jacques Chambon

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R. Strauss Oboe Concerto – Alexei Ogrintchouk

R. Strauss Oboe Concerto – Alexei Ogrintchouk

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Mozart: Oboenkonzert C-Dur KV 314 – hr-Sinfonieorchester – François Leleux – Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Mozart: Oboenkonzert C-Dur KV 314 – hr-Sinfonieorchester – François Leleux – Andrés Orozco-Estrada

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Céleste-Marie Roy, bassoon, live at the Püchner jubilee celebration

Céleste-Marie Roy, bassoon, live at the Püchner jubilee celebration

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OSR – Sergio Azzolini et Afonso Venturieri / Bis concert 2.11.2017

OSR – Sergio Azzolini et Afonso Venturieri / Bis concert 2.11.2017

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CISMONDI, MIR Y ZOBOLI, EN CONCIERTO Iglesia del Remedio, Llíria 4 DE JULIO 2019

CISMONDI, MIR Y ZOBOLI, EN CONCIERTO Iglesia del Remedio, Llíria 4 DE JULIO 2019

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Albrecht Mayer – Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K.618 (Arr. Spindler for English Horn, Strings and Organ)

Albrecht Mayer – Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K.618 (Arr. Spindler for English Horn, Strings and Organ)

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contact

Contact

To request further information please contact me in writing using the form below, or directly by telephone. Rapid replies assured.

Patrick ELLE
+33 (0)6 22 60 10 93
Bons en Chablais (74) - FRANCE

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