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Michele’s Story

I am often asked by guests how a Londoner such as myself came to be living in Pontlevoy,

running a b&b and teaching English in the village catholic Lycee and college. Or the hidden question; what motivated you? happiness? love? despair?

My story begins with a born yearning to connect with people beyond the normal social niceties. My father taught me to be curious and creative and my mother and my grandmother taught me to work hard and to value education. However, the truth was evasive in my childhood with several forced moves, changes of schools and eventually the disappearance of my father who re-surfaced in America under a different name. Driven by the need for absolute truth I turned to Christianity and in so doing, found an honest Christian man who wanted to marry me.

No longer in each other’s lives, the marriage with God and the Christian man is a distant happy memory. But I have not given up the search for spirituality, for generosity, for trust in relationships and a yearning for a deeper connection with humanity and nature. It is now to music, to the arts, to the French culture, to my reading and studying, to the beauty of the nature around me and to an attempt to remain open and curious that drives me forward.

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Michel entered my life nearly 6 years ago and a sorry mess he fell in love with. He has a crazy sense of humour and has made me laugh every day since we first met. He is a wonderful cook and his colourful photographs are everywhere around the house.

So, in some ways, the past should always be valued because it makes us who we are today. My past included a highly structured life to accommodate mild aspergers in the family. It also included a lot of happiness and nourishment whilst I was able to sustain my Christian belief. But the fundamentalist church proved unable to welcome questions and perhaps I am now able to to say with a certain pride that I was evicted!

Now, with love life calm, dishonest builders who should be in prison a faraway memory and a secure job that I love, the challenge now is not to ‘settle downin my thinking. To remain curious, to remain open and to continue to embrace happiness.

Are you a happy person? Then you are welcome in our home. Are you successful? Then we can learn from you. Have you failed? Then we have things in common! Do you have courage? Good. I am still driven by the same values I had as a child; the need for a deeper connection, for honesty, for justice for openness and I now understand better the role of courage with these values. Often, the simple next step is avoided by the majority of peoplefor the very reason that I have to take it…..because it forces change.


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Michele Turner BAHons LGSM

Studerte ved Guildhall Music College i London.

Solo fiolin Repertoaret omfatter lette klassikere av Mozart, Bach, Massenet, Vivaldi. Også lys Jazzy nummer: Cole Porter, Gershwin og mange irske jigs, hjul og langsomme airs.

Classic / folk fiolin / fløyte duo: noen original musikk skrevet for vår gruppe, mange varierte klassikere Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Saint Saëns, Ravel: lys jazz med Cole Porter, Gershwin; folk

or Solo violin:

Tilgjengelig for utleie til:

private engagements/ weddings/portes ouvertes/vernissages/wine festivals/weddings/funerals

100-250€ (1-3timer)
















Nyere spillopplevelse:

– Den Ballade Blanche, April 2011

  1. -Gateteater i Pontlevoy
  2. -Fiolinisten for dans opptog, Blois, Mai 2011
  3. -Fiolinisten med Frankrike Montgolfiers mai 2011
  4. -Arbeide med komponist Herbert Winful (se bildet nedenfor)
  5. -Fiolinisten med engelsk teatergruppen, Full Body & The Voice
  6. -Åpning av Ouchamps & Molineuf kunstutstillinger
  7. Caves Monmousseau, Åpning av kunstutstilling
  8. Regelmessig utøver på Chateau Vallagon
  9. Utøver på Hotel de l'Ecole speacial middager
  10. Direktør of Music for Ballad de Sens, April 2012, Pontlevoy Abbey

Forrige: klassisk musiker med engelske orkestre og ensembler


For å lytte til Herbert musikk med Michele improvisere.





"Michele er lett å jobbe med, hun er i stand til å spille noe musikk som passer humøret. Hun synes å vite hva folk vil ha .. "

Dans brilleglass Blois

Ytelse ved H.A.G., Blois, Mai 2011 med 18 dansere og Michele improvisere på fiolin til et tema ved Purcell.