The organs of Paris
ORGANS OF PARIS © 2022 Vincent Hildebrandt HOME ALL ORGANS

Cicchero

Jean-Marc Cicchero (1943), nephew of the harmonists Maurice Gobin and Charles Meslé, made his debut at the age of 14 under the guidance of his uncle Maurice Gobin who was a harmonist at Gonzalez. He completed his apprenticeship at Roethinger in Strasbourg and worked from 1961 to 1977 at Danion-Gonzalez as a harmonist. He started his own business in 1978 in Gentilly. For twenty years he maintained some 150 instruments, carried out overhauls and restorations, such as the organs of the cathedrals of Nouméa and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. He was President of the GPFO for 14 years and a member of the Commission of Historic Monuments for Organs. He was appointed Knight of Arts and Letters in 2017. After a remarkable career, he retired in 2003. His son Philippe (1972) briefly took over the company from 2003 to 2012. Being a great enthusiast of the history of French organ building, Jean-Marc Cicchero is now dedicated to publishing books that value the history and heritage of the French organ heritage. Among the remarkable works he has published are the books Hommage à une Passion (2018) and Cavaillé-Coll, mode d’emploi (2014).
Organs of Paris

Cicchero

ORGANS OF PARIS © 2022 Vincent Hildebrandt ALL ORGANS
Jean-Marc Cicchero (1943), nephew of the harmonists Maurice Gobin and Charles Meslé, made his debut at the age of 14 under the guidance of his uncle Maurice Gobin who was a harmonist at Gonzalez. He completed his apprenticeship at Roethinger in Strasbourg and worked from 1961 to 1977 at Danion-Gonzalez as a harmonist. He started his own business in 1978 in Gentilly. For twenty years he maintained some 150 instruments, carried out overhauls and restorations, such as the organs of the cathedrals of Nouméa and Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. He was President of the GPFO for 14 years and a member of the Commission of Historic Monuments for Organs. He was appointed Knight of Arts and Letters in 2017. After a remarkable career, he retired in 2003. His son Philippe (1972) briefly took over the company from 2003 to 2012. Being a great enthusiast of the history of French organ building, Jean-Marc Cicchero is now dedicated to publishing books that value the history and heritage of the French organ heritage. Among the remarkable works he has published are the books Hommage à une Passion (2018) and Cavaillé-Coll, mode d’emploi (2014).