Tim Ries

Tuesday September 2, 2003

François,

It was such a pleasure to see you again. I would not have missed the opportunity to have seen you and your amazing instrument.

Having played your mouthpieces since 1989, I of course knew that you were one of those rare individuals that you encounter seldom along the short journey of life.

You are a gifted artist and master craftsman that has uncanny musical sensibilities. You have created, with this new instrument, a revolutionary system of mechanics. The key fluidity and workmanship are like that of the greatest flutes. I personally can’t wait to play it for a longer period of time.

Tim RIES