Lumières d'Europe – By Les Dissonances
Academy &
Chamber Music Festival
Paris, November 5th to 13th, 2022

In 1945, Romain Gary published L’Education européenne, his first in a long series of novels that attest to his passionate love for a Europe that is constantly falling apart. It is the Europe of the Enlightenment, of the universal values of Liberty, Equality, of faith in Intelligence. It is this imperfect fraternity, the Europe of soldiers in the trenches, of artists and thinkers, of our most beautiful achievements as men and women seeking to build the utopia of a peaceful, united, and free continent.

David Grimal






Internationally renowned musicians rehearsing and performing
with the finest emerging young talents

From November 5th to 13th

First session in Royaumont Abbey, La Grange-Fleuret Library and Petit Palais in Paris.

Multidisciplinary sharing sessions with Claire Désert, David Grimal, Gary Hoffman, Diemut Poppen.

German Romanticism, from Schubert to Schönberg

Composers studied and performed in concerts: Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Le Beau, Mendelssohn, Strauss, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Schönberg

Conferences presented by academics, researchers and artists

Conferences with academics, researchers and artists:

  • Denis ThouardPhilosopher, Director of Research at the C.N.R.S
    “The unattainable absolute. The time of romanticism (1787-1833)”
  • Laurent Pernot: Hellenist, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
    “Romanticizing music with E. T. A. Hoffmann”
  • Catherine Bréchignac: Physicist, President of the C.N.R.S. and Secretary of the Academy of Sciences
    “Science from Schubert to Schönberg”

We offer these conferences to expand the musicians’ cultural understanding, and to put the works in their historical and scientific context.


APPLY to benefit from an extraordinary musical adventure

Lumières d’Europe will allow young talents to take part in a professional musical program with internationally renowned professors, and will give them the unique chance to perform at the Petit Palais and the Grange-Fleuret Library in Paris

Lumières d’Europe is free for its students. Tuition fees are covered by Les Dissonances.

Support Lumières d’Europe

Lumières d’Europe must be accessible to all talents, regardless of their economic situation. The financial aspect should not be a limiting nor a selective factor. Therefore, Lumières d’Europe covers the costs of the students’ education within the academy.

As a benefactor, you have the opportunity to support Lumières d’Europe and its students. The cost of one session for one student (including the masterclasses, travel, meals, accommodation) is 6 000 €.

Lumières d’Europe by LES DISSONANCES