It was with deepest regret that we announced the death of Classical Movements co-founder and then Chairman, Jacques Vallerand-Parisi in December 2008.
Jacques was born in Paris, France on May 14, 1945, moved to the United States of America in the late 60s and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He got his Masters in Hotel Administration from L’Ecole de Hoteliere de Lausanne. He then worked with major hotel chains and was General Manager and Vice President of several fine hotels all over the USA. In 1992, Neeta Helms and Jacques co-founded Blue Heart Travel and Classical Movements and it soon grew into a premier music touring company working in 6 continents and counting some of the most prestigious musical institutions as clients. At the time of his death, he was retired from daily work and serving as Chairman at Classical Movements, Inc. Jacques is survived by his two sons, Remy and Maxim.