Excellence and transmission

Internationally renowned musicians will lead multidisciplinary sessions with 15 young talents selected in Europe by audition. This limited number of students creates the best conditions to share knowledge, but also promotes exchanges and communication between the young talents and the guest artists.

Guest artists and young talents will explore the great chamber music repertoire during three sessions of ten days each, over a two-year cycle. Teaching will take part in a spirit of sharing and openness, and will break down barriers between disciplines. It will allow for dialogue on an artistic level that goes beyond pure instrumental considerations.

In the spirit of the European Enlightenment

The academy Lumières d’Europe offers a cross-disciplinary approach to education, covering a wide range of subjects: literature, history of thought, philosophy and science. A musician’s training is nourished by encounters, readings and reflections, which obviously go beyond the strict framework of their discipline. These varied learnings enlighten, enrich and interrogate their practice.

Conferences and exchanges will be organised with academics, researchers and artists in partnership with the Collège de Franceand the Institut de France. These will also be accessible online to the general public. In order to give everyone access to contemporary creation, a composer will be in residence during each session.

Sharing and professional integration

Guest artists and young talents will play together in concerts at the end of each session at La Grange-Fleuret Library and Petit Palais. Laureates will be invited to perform with the orchestra Les Dissonances.

Inclusion and raising awareness

Access to multidisciplinary sharing sessions and rehearsals, as well as to some of the academy’s concerts and conferences will be offered to primary, secondary and high school classes as part of an educational approach to music.

An initial accompaniment by musicians of Les Dissonances will facilitate the meeting with young audiences that are often distant from this sphere of culture.