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Published on March 27 2018

THE ACADÉMIE, 20 YEARS OF SUPPORT AND OF PARTNERSHIP

Cacher la profondeur / Théâtre impérial de Compiègne / © Patrick Delicque
© Patrick Delicque

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 HSBC France, the Fondation d’entreprise La Poste, Mécénat Musical Société Générale, Art Mentor Lucerne Foundation, the SACEM, the SACD and the British Council France.

Devoted to the accompaniment of young talent, in 2006, HSBC went into partnership with the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. Every year, the artistic management of the Festival chooses a new promotion of singers, a pianist, a choirmaster and a chamber music ensemble. The group HSBC supports these young artists – HSBC Laureates – chosen from amongst the most promising young talent of the Académie who pursue the experience acquired during the Festival by performing in recital and in concerts both in France and abroad.

Since 2004, the Fondation d’entreprise La Poste is a partner of the Académie and in particular supports the creation of performances based upon the writings and correspondence of musicians. By promoting written expression through the publication of correspondence and of any artistic manifestation intended to make letters and writing more vibrant, the Fondation d’entreprise La Poste accompanies the young talent of the Académie whose creations associate words and music, such as the musical performance based on the correspondence of Strauss and von Hofmannsthal and staged by Aliénor Dauchez Cacher la profondeur which will be presented at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence on 20 June as part of Aix en juin.

Mécénat Musical Société Générale has given its support to the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) since its integration into the Festival d’Aix in 2014. Since 2015, the Art Mentor Lucerne Foundation has accompanied the opening up of the Académie to the Mediterranean notably by means of the creation of intercultural sessions of the MYO, the development of outreach skills workshops and the organisation of the Medinea network (Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists).

The Académie du Festival d’Aix also benefits from the support of the SACEM and of the SACD which give financial aid to creation and to the commissioning of works by young composers; compositions for string ensemble to be discovered the 10 July at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as part of the concert The French quartet from yesterday to today which is supported by the SACEM. The SACD confirms its interest in creation by renewing its support for the Opera Creation Workshop and Women Opera Makers Workshop which also benefits from the support of the British Council France.

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