Oral History Information
Bernard Van Doren is the grandson of the founder of Vandoren Paris, the world famous reed maker. His grandfather, Eugene, formed the company in 1905 based on his technique of making high quality reeds. His father, Robert, expanded the company to include other products and introduced the renowned 5RV mouthpiece. Since taking over the company in 1967, Bernard has added to the reed line, including the jazz series, while maintaining the highest quality products possible.