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F.Lorée: the oboe world reference
F.Lorée is the oldest Maison specialized in the oboe manufacture. Since four generations, it is also a family success uniting passionate people around the same goal: satisfying the needs of musicians around the world.
Labellized « Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant », F.Lorée combines traditional craftsmanship and innovation in order to offer a complete range of professional and student instruments, 100% made in France.
All this is now condensed in one slogan: Better together since 1881.
Come visit us at the workshop!
Our workshop is ideally located in the music area of Paris (48 rue de Rome – 8th arrondissement).
We are pleased to welcome you to try our range of instruments (preferably by appointment) or buy specific accessories.
Renowned for its reactivity, our team is also available to offer you an efficient repair service and customized advice.
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Over the past 25 years Lorée instruments have offered me help, guidance, strength, and flexibility to expand my musical ideas, push my boundaries, and find my own voice. I am very grateful!
Performing on Lorée has made my artistic and professional life so rewarding. With all the variables inherent in playing the oboe, we have to be able to trust our instrument if nothing else! And I trust Lorée. We are so lucky to have this family of innovative perfectionists making the best oboes in the world and who support and encourage the artists that play on them.
F.Lorée instruments enable me to be the best musician I can be. I feel there’s so many colours to be found, I can be flexible, create ‘my’ sound and take musical risks, safe in the knowledge my instruments won’t limit me or let me down.
Pourquoi jouer depuis 30 ans les instruments F.Lorée ?
Si les qualités de finition et de fiabilité mécanique sont de par le monde unanimement reconnues et partagées par mes hautbois, hautbois d'amour et cor anglais, le musicien profite au quotidien de la fluidité, justesse parfaite sur toute la tessiture, richesse harmonique et surtout de la capacité des instruments F.Lorée à s'accorder au cœur et à l'âme du musicien, à se plier à ses moindres exigences sans lui imposer un son stéréotypé ou standardisé. Ces atouts forment un ensemble qui détermine au plus haut point le choix de l'artiste.
As a performer I am in need of extremes, in dynamics, in range, in expressivity, in colors, and I need an oboe which can deliver all of this and much more, instantly, without the need to bend my technique or my reeds to it. Throughout my entire career I have been blessed by playing Lorée oboes providing all the support I needed for my musical and technical demands. Lorées are "Strads", they are instruments which invite me to reach higher and better.
I would like to thank the Lorée company for making such great instruments that allow me to express myself the best way possible!
There is only one oboe which gives me the flexibility to express music in the way I envision, to color and shape the sound, and ultimately to allow me to sound like myself: Lorée.
Since there are so many fine oboes being made today by a number of manufacturers, I am often asked "why do YOU CHOOSE to play the F.Lorée oboe?". My answer is simple: "tone quality and intonation". In addition, I am pleased with the extraordinary balance between stability and flexibility found in the oboes made by the de Gourdon Family.
Un grand merci à la famille de Gourdon qui, à travers les instruments Lorée, continue à faire
vivre le véritable hautbois français avec sa sonorité si riche, pleine et unique.