The Festival d’Aix-en-Provence is committed to training and supporting young artists through the European Academy of Music. Every year in June and July, the Academy welcomes singers, instrumentalists and back-stage creative talent selected from across the world who wish to further their training in Aix-en-Provence, during the Festival. Working under the guidance of great artists and maestros gives them a unique opportunity to perfect their vocal and instrumental and interpretation skills as well as those needed for musical and scenic creation.
The training programme of the European Academy of Music offers several specialisations.
The Vocal Academy allows lyric artists to study a specific repertoire, be it the Mozart repertoire, the Lied, contemporary vocality etc, focusing on style, technique and interpretation during master classes and workshops with renowned specialists. Since 2010, it has also been open to pianists wishing to perfect their skills as vocal coaches or accompanists.
The Academy of Chamber Music welcomes already constituted trios and quartets, allowing them to benefit from the experience and guidance of uncontested masters over the course of various workshops and master classes.
Bringing together young composers, librettists, dramaturges, stage directors, scenic designers, costume designers, and choreographers amongst others, the Opera Creation Workshop gives them all the opportunity to discuss different aspects of contemporary opera creation within the framework of a series of workshops, conferences and debates.
The Youth Orchestra of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence invites instrumentalists in the final stages of their training to participate in a great symphonic concert scheduled for the closure of the Festival. Several musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra, which is the orchestra in residency at the Festival from 2010 to 2013, contribute to the preparation of a performance that is conducted each year by a world famous conductor.
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Ancien Palais de l'Archevêché
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