Since 1898, Editions Delrieu has been digging the same furrow, preparing young musicians for international competitions.
Born in Tarn-et-Garonne, the Delrieu brothers invested in the city of Nice, buying the walls and the funds of a house in difficulty. As music lovers, they only had to manage a catalogue of classical works, piano and cello collections, and collections such as the already famous "Petit pianiste".
This original speciality was continued and expanded, always with an emphasis on the two leading instruments, the piano and the cello. The collections follow one another, always with the concern to group them by homogeneous levels. Thus the "Pianino" collection has established itself for half a century thanks to the quality of its transcriptions of classical works, which are as faithful as they are affordable: nothing could be more gratifying for the little prodigies and for the simple amateurs. Feuillard's method and his collection of books remain essential scores for the cellist.
After his father Georges Delrieu, pianist, cellist and composer from Nice, from 1936 to 1966, his son, Gérard Delrieu, pianist and violinist, modernised this collection and opened the publishing policy of his company to more directly educational projects, with the collaboration of high-level teachers such as Maurice Gendron and Paul Tortelier for the cello. All stages of learning, from the first steps to the imposed programmes of the major international competitions, are now covered. In addition, Editions Delrieu, far from limiting itself to the great repertoire or to transcriptions, opens its catalogue to numerous original compositions.
Since 1998, Editions Delrieu has been directed by Pierre Lemoine, and continues to renew its catalogue of musical training methods and books.