Robert Tournon honed his score writing and printing skills during his tenure as trombone teacher at the Conservatoire.
After providing his students with high-quality prints and working in close collaboration with his fellow-teachers for several years,
he decided to set up his own music engraving company and make his experience available to music publishers:
in 1998 ÉLIUS GRAVURE MUSICALE
Sylvie TOURNON joined
her husband's company a year later. Gathering a team of collaborators
- fellow-printers/musicians/copyist, Robert and Sylvie TOURNON
decided to develop their activities in two complementary directions:
MUSIC ENGRAVING: combining
an age-old practice with the use of modern technology and various
software COMPUTER GRAPHICS:
mastering the different tools of graphic arts and layout, thus being
able to control the whole printing process from start to finish.
After years of putting their expertise at the service of publishers, composers and conductors of international renown, Robert and Sylvie TOURNON created ÉLIUS sàrl
in 2003, and expanded their team to meet the market’s demands.
ÉLIUS’ manifold and stylistically diverse production (instrumental
pieces, academic material, chamber music, orchestral scores and
parts) is hailed by international
publishers and performers alike.
At ÉLIUS, we come from different
musical backgrounds but we certainly do share the same professionalism.
And we are flexible enough to adapt to all stylistic requirements!
While we do most of our score
writing and graphic work on Macintosh (G4 and G5 under MacOs
10.3), we can also work on PC.
We use Finale, Sibelius and score. We also retrieve files from
different applications and adapt ourselves to other software.
All our graphics are created with Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign,
Quark Xpress ...
Illustrations to be incorporated into academic and teaching
material are first scanned with top-quality image scanners.
We offer a choice of format options :
B&W Laser print (A4-A3)
Colour Inkjet (A4-A3)
PDF files (or other formats)
Files available on ftp server
Equipped with several
laptops (Mac & PC), our team is very mobile.
We are thus able to work with you on your different projects on