The Foundation

What we do

Paris Guitar Foundation was created on the gathering and sharing spirit. Our idea is simple, to transmit the actualities of the French guitar circles ( concerts, new release, masterclasses, competitions, festivals…) via our Facebook page. Our aim is to raise the peoples’ interests for the guitar and to expand the public for the guitar music. For stimulating the news, our team carries out and films the documentaries and videos in order to put online for our Youtube Channel. Our work is completely a volunteer. We have requested Thibalut Cauvin (Sony Music) to be our sponsor for representing PGF for the year 2014 – 2015.


Leadership Team

Augustin Pesnon – Founder and CEO

A.Pesnon photo retouché Founder and the CEO of Paris Guitar Foundation since 2014. Graduated from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot” and the Pôle Supérieur de Paris Boulogne-Billancourt, Augustin has won 10 prizes of international guitar competitions and performs in diiferent countries (Germany, Austria, Italy, Romania, Japan, Thailand, India, United Arab Emirates…). Augustin plays on the guitar of Greg Smallman, and sponsered by Karura Case and he is a D’Addario Artist.

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Astrid Jade Budiman - Vice President


Astrid Jade Budiman studied Fashion Design for 3 years at Istituto Marangoni Paris, before deciding to pursue Fashion Management as her post graduate major at IESEG Paris. She currently resides in Paris and serves as the Vice-President of the Paris Guitar Foundation.

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Annie Beaudoux – Secretary

Annie retouchée Secretary of the administration department of PGF. She was the former director of the school where many French guitar associations participated. Working as a volunteer librarian, she is also an art lover (paintings, musics, and literature).

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Pierre Bibault – Adviser and co-manager

P.Bibault photo retouchéProfessor at the Sevres Conservatory – Grand Paris Seine Ouest Pierre e is currently a PhD in Arts – Instrumental Performance Researcher at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, BE. He holds three Masters in Performance (Maastricht, NL), Musicology (Paris, FR) and Pedagogy (Liege, BE), a Diploma in Performance from the Ecole Normale de Musique (Paris, FR).

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Sanel Redžić - Co-Producer


Sanel Redžić is one of the most virtuosic guitarists of his generation. Known for his varied repertoire and lively performances, he is quickly becoming one of the most important figures on the international guitar scene.

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Hervé Milliard - Photographer


His photography’s journey : Vietnam, Cambodge, Thailand, India, Tunisia, Marocco, Netherlands, USA… Photographer for more than 10 years, Hervé Milliard specializes in music related events. He works for « Dweezil Zappa » (Frank Zappa’s son) and he join the Paris Guitar Foundation during the charity concert for « Reporters Without Borders ».

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