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A popular instrument in France today, the Bizey instrument seems to be more or less confined there. However, two instruments have crossed the pond and have settled in the Montreal area. These instruments, owned by Karim Nasr and Mathieu Lussier, haven't yet been in heavy use, though they are making their way onto the scene. I will be playing Mathieu's instrument at the Festival International de Musique Baroque de Lamèque this summer.
The video below features Laurent Le Chenadec on the Cottet/Bizey
Stay tuned for the next instrument, a copy by Pau Orriols of an instrument by Wietfeld.