Tuesday 20 December 2016

Music academy in Provence

Class at the 2016 Musique Cordiale Academy
Class at the 2016 Musique Cordiale Academy
The Musique Cordiale International Festival takes place in the picturesque medieval hill towns between Nice and Aix-en-Provence. 2017 will be the 13th Festival and will feature two weeks of concerts conducted by Graham Ross and James Lowe, 27 July - 5 August 2017. The Festival Orchestra is a multi-generational ensemble made up of young professionals and established musicians from orchestras such as the LSO, the OAE, the Tonhalle Zurich and the Oslo Philharmonic.

As part of the festival the 2017 Musique Cordiale Academy enable a group of 12 students to enjoy masterclasses, chamber music coaching and orchestral training with Levon Chilingirian & Susie Mészáros of the Chilingirian String Quartet and Jane Hyland, former principal cellist of the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra. The students will perform in two concerts as part of the Musique Cordiale International Festival programme. Students are hosted in a large Provençal residence and enjoy eight days of intensive tuition with free time for swimming and relaxing. They attend evening concerts in the region’s spectacular churches followed by al fresco dinners with the Festival musicians, professors and team.

Applications are now open for advanced string players interested in attending the 2017 academy, further information from the Musique Cordiale website.

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