French ensemble suffers second tragedy in a month

French ensemble suffers second tragedy in a month


norman lebrecht

February 23, 2021

A month ago, the conductor Emmanuelle Haim posted a notice of mourning for the development director of Le Concert d’Astrée, Céline Foucaut,  young mother who died of cancer.

Today Emmanuelle and Le Concert mourn Jean-Paul Ruault, husband of Patricia Faulon-Ruault, their Executive Director.

They say: Ses idées étaient innovantes, singulières, audacieuses, et son enthousiasme ne connaissait pas de limites. Nous regretterons ses rires, sa bonne humeur, et nous nous associons à l’immense douleur de son épouse Patricia et de leurs filles.
His ideas were innovative, singular, bold, and his enthusiasm knew no bounds.We will miss his laughter, his good humour, and we share the immense pain of his wife Patricia and their daughters.



  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    This is terrible news about the mother. It’s a bit close to the bone here; my 44y/o erstwhile daughter in law presented with advanced breast cancer and has 2 children, 11 and 9 – with their father (our son) not on the scene.

    This news has sent a chill down my spine. Thoughts for those 2 children.