The Académie musicale de Villecroze was founded
by Anne Gruner Schlumberger in 1989. A great lover of music, she
sought to encourage performance and musical creativity, particularly
among young people, and set out to make the Académie Ďa hive
of musical activity'.
Encouraging young talent
Through its range of activities and events, the Académie
seeks to foster and develop the talents of young musicians. Each
year's programme includes:
twelve master classes and workshops in composition and musicology,
taking place from April to October. Under the guidance of artists
of international renown, young musicians who have achieved a professional
standard are given an opportunity to perfect their skills on a
repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary, with
particular emphasis on chamber music.
music seminars and musicological conferences, the proceedings
of which are published.
of annual prizes and awards, the Prix
de l'Académie musicale de Villecroze, to winners of
major international competitions. Prize-winners are given the
opportunity to make a promotional recording, and are invited to
attend a master class at the Académie.
of works from young composers who are given the opportunity to
have their work premiered at the Académie.