It all started in 2011. British choreographer and director Leah Hausman was asked to stage La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart at the Festival. She was then invited to run a workshop on movement as part of the Mozart residency. It was an instant hit. She’s taken part every year [...]
This summer the baritone François Le Roux and the pianist Jeff Cohen supervise the Melody & Creation Residency of the Académie. As the work sessions with the singers, pianists and composers have started they both speak about their teaching work with these young artists... [...]
Love and death : these two main elements haunt Romantic poetry. That very one which inspired so many dark melodies to Schubert and his successors... Between macabre ballades and amorous miseries, this double thematic sets the pattern of HSBS Laureates Andri Björn Róbertsson and Edwige [...]
Photographers Clark & Pougnaud (HSBC Photography Prize Winners) are known for their bond with the theatre world and passion for the 1920s and 1930s style, a world which initially seems far and away from the Académie du Festival d'Aix’ commission for the HSBC winners to create a [...]
The period from January to spring is audition season for the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra. Emilie Delorme (Director of the Académie du Festival d’Aix), Pauline Chaigne (in charge of the MYO) and Quentin Hindley (Assistant Conductor) travel around the Mediterranean area to recruit young [...]
As the Festival d’Aix launches its 2016 season, 12 singers from different backgrounds meet in Aix-en-Provence with musician and educator Mark Withers and director Sybille Wilson, to learn how to communicate the keys to their art to different audiences.