One of the items that astronaut, Colonel Catherine “Cady” Coleman brought aboard the International Space Station in 2011was her new, Powell Handmade Conservatory flute.
Established in 1985, BG Franck Bichon is one the world’s leading producers of woodwind accessories, with agents selling its products in 80 countries worldwide. The company thrives with mom and pop store values and continues to grow, partnering with Yamaha and American Way Marketing. MMR spoke with Franck Bichon, founder of the Lyon, France based company, and discussed his thoughts on the MI industry, and BG’s future and philosophy.
When Jim Hall had the idea to make a flute out of glass, people told him it couldn’t be done. Well, that was 35 ago and Jim is still making glass flutes, along with other glass musical instruments. Hall and his wife Jenny run this successful business – It’s hard work, but as Jim tells MMR, they wouldn’t have it any other way.