violin teacher in Dijon/Mulhouse/Paris/Lyon?

October 4, 2006 at 10:42 PM · I'm new in France and need to play for someone in preparation for an audition. Does anyone know a violin teacher in Besançon/Dijon/Mulhouse/Paris/Lyon/Basel?

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October 4, 2006 at 11:30 PM · look up Michael Appleman in Paris.

October 5, 2006 at 03:41 PM · Thanks for the quick response! I didn't find much on the net, but I looked up in the telephone book and found an entry under Michael Appleman in Paris. I don't know if it's the right person though. Can you tell me a bit more? Does he teach somewhere? Does he speak English?

October 5, 2006 at 08:54 PM · Yes,

It is him.

He is from Boston. Now lives with his wife and kids in Paris.

He is a wonderful player and teacher.

Very nice guy as well.

October 5, 2006 at 09:39 PM · He's from Boston though, so I'm guessing he probably doesn't speak English. ;)


October 5, 2006 at 10:20 PM · hey, I live in Mulhouse,and I can tell you there's nobody I could recommand you here,but of course in the area there's Basel with Adelina Oprean,Rafael Oleg and Latica Honda-Rosenberg,the Freiburg with Rainer Kussmaul,and in Dijon I would recommand you Marie Bereau.

November 24, 2006 at 11:05 PM · Thanks for the plug, Gennady!

I just stumbled on this thread a few weeks later, but I'd be glad to help out, if I can. Thing is, geographically speaking, from Paris to Besançon to Mulhouse...well, that's like asking for a teacher in NY or Boston or Phillie. Still, feel free to give me a call. I am the only Michael Appleman in the Paris phone book. If I can't help you myself, I'd be happy to recommend someone who might be able to.

November 25, 2006 at 11:50 PM · Hey Michael,

Didn't know you are a member.

Small world indeed.

How's things?

Feel free to email and say hello.

Are you around next summer?

Perhaps we can get together?!

January 31, 2007 at 04:52 PM · Mr.Appleman,

I would like to come to Paris this summer and meet you in person and if it is all possible, I would like to play for you during my Paris visit.

My program is

Bach first sonata(complete) G minor

Ysaye second sonata(complete)

and couple of other pieces.


Erman Turkili

April 30, 2015 at 05:46 PM · August 15-29, 2015, I'll be teaching violin, viola, and chamber music at "Musique à Flots" in Louviers, in Normandy. There'll be several fabulous musicians, including pianist Gabriella Torma and cellist Mark Drobinsky. For information contact: +33 (0)

Best regards,

Michael Appleman

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