Since 2016, le Centre de musique baroque de Versailles and the Prague Summer Festivities of Early Music have joined forces to offer research, training and artistic programming throughout the season in the Czech Republic. After a first orchestra academy at the Prague Conservatory, entrusted to Patrick Cohën-Akenine and dedicated to the 24 Violons du Roi (instrument, games and repertoire) in 2017, a second took place in 2018 at the Academy of Music of Prague (HAMU) for singers and harpsichordists gathered around French opera.
In the spring of 2019, a new academy will be held in Prague, this time on chamber music from the Grand Siècle to the Enlightenment. Cantatas, tunes, sonatas and trios of Lambert, Clérambault, Couperin, Marais, Rebel, Leclair and Mondonville will be entrusted to nearly 35 students from all over the world and benefiting from the teaching of the best specialists of this repertoire.
Chantal Santon-Jeffery, vocals
Stéphanie Pfister, violin
Jana Semerádová, flute
Bruno Cocset, cello
Béatrice Martin, harpsichord, basso continuo
Deda Cristina Colonna, dance, gestures and scenic practices
Benoît Dratwicki, stylistic and French language