Created by Jean-Pierre Messerschmitt, on a proposal from Martin Malvy (then Mayor of Figeac), Les Rencontres Musicales de Figeac aimed to spread classical music.
a Franco-Japanese couple, the Mizubayashi, created with Les Rencontres a summer course around the quartet.
Les Rencontres will focus on an action in summer only and Olivier Pons recommends the intervention of Professor Laszlo Mézö for a Masterclass of quartet and cello.
Olivier Pons becomes Artistic Director.
the Figeac Inter-municipal Music School, with the same team, becomes the official organizer, Benoît Defrance being Administrative Director. Jean-Pierre Messerschmitt becomes President of the Inter-municipal Music School of Figeac.
in December, "Les Rencontres Musicales de Figeac" (RMF) becomes an association according to the law of 1901 (OJ of 12/22/2007; licenses for performance n ° 2-1019871 and 3-1019872) whose objectives are: organization of training courses, musical entertainment, concerts and music festivals, mainly in the field of classical music for stringed instruments, as well as all actions to promote its influence.
a story that continues to be written thanks to the commitment of an association, its partners and its public, each summer from August 6 to 20.
Directors and members of the Bureau (as of March 23, 2016):
Jean-Pierre Messerschmitt, President
Nadia Meziane, Treasurer
Véronique Seminel, Secretary
Jean-François Carde, Assistant Secretary
Members elected by the General Assembly: Geneviève Falch, Sophie Picard
Ex officio members: 1 member representing Grand-Figeac, 1 member representing the City of Figeac
Olivier Pons, Artistic Director
Marie-Claude Vieules, accountant