supporting cultural sustainable development & the arts
Arts Culture Europe is a non profit association under the French law Association de 1901.
It was created in November 2011 by Philippe Norindr, Jean-Paul Cottez, Jennifer and Marc Buronfosse.
This association aims to respond to the social, relational, material and pedagogical needs to both amateur and professional artists by all means necessary.
It also provides social, educational and cultural awareness by promoting the arts and culture to a broad European population: children, adolescents and adults.
Fabienne Pariente, president
Fabienne, an ardent lover of music, placing music as a core activity in her leisure life, joined ACE as its president in 2013. She began studying music and piano early in childhood. After years of singing in various vocal groups, she has chosen to focus on jazz, thus participating in jazz vocal and Brazilian music master classes while continuing piano jazz training. She gives performances regularly in diverse locations in Paris. Today she is an elementary school teacher.
Jennifer Buronfosse, secretary
A graduate of State University of New York at Purchase in Literature and University of Paris – Dauphine in Economics and Management Science, Jennifer is the Director of JK Forse School, a company for executive language training. As an American, Jennifer is a natural lover of music and has studied flute throughout her childhood. She believes communication through music is inter-related to language and universal understanding.
Jean-Paul Cottez, treasurer
Born in 1946, Jean-Paul began his career as an IT professional and later worked as Director of Research and Development for a large American company. Now retired, he dedicates his time to 2 hobbies: music (he is an amateur jazz trumpet player and plays in different groups), and volunteer work where he has held the position of Treasurer for several sports and culture associations.
Marc Buronfosse, artistic director
After receiving his diploma in Sound Engineering from l’ESRA-Paris and Prize in classical double bass at The Conservatory in Paris XII, Marc studied jazz at The New School of Music in New York. He has become a professional musician and has played throughout the world. He teaches jazz at the National Regional Conservatory of Paris and is the Artistic Director of the “Mediterranean Artists Masters”.