Akademie Versailles 2024

From 26 October 2024 to 03 November 2024/ Czechia / Prague, Czech Republic

Akademie Versailles is an international educational project aimed at the interpretation of French Baroque music and its period performance practice. The project is organized by Collegium Marianum in collaboration with the Prague Conservatoire, the French Institute in Prague and the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (CMBV). It is part of a long-term partnership between the Summer Festivities of Early Music in Prague and the CMBV, whose task it is to preserve and promote French Baroque music. 

Vocal class (26 October - 29 October) will be led by Chantal Santal Jeffery.

Chantal Santon Jeffery is acclaimed as one of the most accomplished French sopranos of the present day. 
As comfortable in the miniature of a consort song as in the lyric romantic repertoire, she has embodied numerous roles in the opera. She has been invited to sing with such prestigious orchestras as Le Concert Spirituel, Les Talens Lyriques, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, I Barocchisti, Les Ambassadeurs, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Les Siècles, Opera Fuoco, the Brussels Philharmonic, Pygmalion, the Hong Kong Philharmonic. 

Baroque orchestra (31 October - 3 November) will be led by  Enrico Onofri.
Enrico Onofri is principal conductor of the Filarmonica Toscanini in Parma, principal guest conductor of the Austrian-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic, associate conductor of the Münchener Kammerorchester and the Orchestre National d’Auvergne, and principal conductor of the Real Câmara Baroque Orchestra in Lisbon. 
He grew up in the antique atelier of his parents in Ravenna, Italy, surrounded by the beauty of the past from the beginning of his musical studies, developing a passion for historical performance. As a conductor and soloist, he has been drawn to explore the repertoire from the 17th to the 20th centuries, creating his own personal language through a deep knowledge of historical practices, understood as extraordinary sources of inspiration for new ideas and interpretative panoramas.

Further information and application form on the website: https://www.letnislavnosti.cz/en/programme/akademie-versailles-2024/

Akademie Versailles 2024


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