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Académie musicale de Villecroze

Mission Statement

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:

Some 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.

Residential music seminars and musicological conferences, the proceedings of which are published.

The presentation 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.

The commissioning of works from young composers who are given the opportunity to have their work premiered at the Académie.

Encouraging young talent Who can apply to the Académie ? Facilities


Photo above right: Veronika Hagen teaching a student in the Pressoir

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