André Cotelle


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The Arpeges Company

André Cotelle is the president of the French retail and wholesaler The Arpeges Company. The family-operated business has been a well-respected wholesaler in and outside of France for many years. André and his wife worked side by side until her passing in 2009, and for many years André’s children have been active in the business including his son, Pierre, who is the director of sales. Their first retail store location was in Paris with a second location in Sens. As the company grew they expanded to musical instrument distribution with products made by the likes of Korg, Alesis and Pearl.