Once upon a time …
"This is how these two symbols express the path chosen for this new festival in Lille, invented and designed by two music fans, Denis Simándy (horn player and pianist) and Loïc Serrurier (veterinary student).
They have taken the sun and the key to open to others the doors of all the music, of all the sound worlds we have the chance to live in the present, to widen the long-marked boundaries to diversity and the unknown.
With great courage and enthusiasm, they invented and organized the festival "Clef de Soleil" for the beautiful days of Lille in magical places.
With enthusiasm and knowledge, they are preparing us the next season to offer their audience an "ever more". I congratulate Denis Simándy and Loïc Serrurier, I tell them my admiration and warmly wish them good luck ... "
Elisabeth CHOJNACKA, godmother of the festival (2002)