After her astonishing public masterclass, I could not resist the temptation of putting a few questions to Roberta Ferrari, pianist, continuo player and Italian vocal coach who, as part of the Mozart residency of the Académie du Festival, also wears the “language advisor” cap. From the [...]
The Trio SŌra invited on the morning programme of France Musique
On Monday 11 June the musicians of the Trio Sōra, Pauline Chenais (piano), Magdalēna Geka (violin) et Angèle Legasa (cello) were invited onto the morning programme of France Musique. Interviewed by Saskia de Ville, they spoke about the creation of their trio, their cultural mix and [...]
Aix en juin, from 9 to 30 June 2018
Prelude to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Aix en juin is proposing, for its sixth edition, a creative and bountiful programme marked by a triple anniversary: the 70 years of the Festival , the 20 years of its Academie and the 10 years of Passerelles, the [...]
THE ACADÉMIE, 20 YEARS OF SUPPORT AND OF PARTNERSHIP
For 20 years, the Académie has been developing precious links with businesses and institutions wishing to support artistic training and creation. A rapid inventory of those partners who have been supporting the Académie now for a number of years: the group [...]
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: AN OPERA ON THE THEME OF VOCAL VIRTUOSITY
Diametrically opposed, the vocal portraits of Zerbinetta and of Ariadne are but a musical illustration of the moral value that Strauss and Hofmannsthal attribute to them. Whereas the coloratura soprano Zerbinetta belongs in a comic register and praises the [...]
SABINE DEVIEILHE: CONSECRATION OF A VIRTUOUS ARTIST
Named Best up-and-coming opera singer at the Victoires de la Musique Classique ceremony in 2013 and Best Opera Singer in 2015, the astonishing coloratura soprano Sabine Devieilhe, former artist of the Académie, has again been named Best Opera Singer 2018. [...]
Aliénor Dauchez or the spirit of a generation
Engineer, visual artist and stage director, Aliénor Dauchez trained with Giuseppe Penone, Gregor Schneider, Sacha Waltz, Anna Viebrock and Heiner Goebbles. In July 2017, she was part of the Opera Creation Workshop of the Aix-en-Provence Festival, directed by the British staged director [...]
Join one of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra’s programmes!
Are you a young musician from the Mediterranean? Would you like to get a high-level training while benefiting from the presence of the prestigious artists at the Festival d'Aix? Apply to the auditions and let your talent shine! The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) organised training [...]
The 2017 HSBC Laureates are...
Selected among the most promising artists of the Académie du Festival d’Aix, six new young talents have now been named 2017 HSBC Laureates. They are under 30, French, Italians, Latvians, Polish, the 2017 HSBC Laureates are: Catherine Trottmann (mezzo-soprano), Paul-Antoine Benos-Djian ( [...]
THE MOZART RESIDENCY: A UNIQUE VOCAL EXPERIENCE!
Since the curtain was first raised on the Festival d’Aix, it has always featured Mozart! The Mozart residency of the Académie du Festival d’Aix, which is part of the enoa’s Young Opera Makers programme, is a special opportunity for singers and [...]