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DEAUVILLE Salle Elie-de-Brignac> April 17 to May 8, 2021

Created in 1996, the Easter festival welcomes young chamber musicians each year to Deauville to perform rare and ambitious programs in public. Concerned about collective exploration, these young virtuosos - the best of their generation - find themselves in an orchestra that brings them all together, the Music Workshop. For more than twenty years, generations of musicians have followed one another, the elders sponsoring the youngest to experience multiple instrumental formations, from trio to orchestra, combining voices, strings, winds, brass, percussions and keyboards.

For its next edition, from April 17 to May 8, the Easter Festival has planned a digital and radio retransmission of five concerts that will be played behind closed doors in Deauville. As every spring, the festival orchestra, L ' Music workshop, will bring together the most promising chamber musicians, most of them in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation, in an ambitious and rich program: Agate, Elmire and Girard quartets, Xenakis trio, La Fresque wind ensemble. 

To see or hear the concerts, log in on the day and at the time of the concert on the Festival website or our Facebook page. More info on broadcasts by clicking on "Practice".

A unique festival

The first generation of musicians composed of Capuçon (s), Angelich, Pernoo, Ducros of 1996 succeeded generously dubbed by his elders, that of Jérémie Rhorer, Gautier Capuçon, Henri Demarquette, Stéphanie Marie Degand, Florent Héau, Jérôme Comte, Bertrand Chamayou, Julien Chauvin, Atsushi Sakaï, Jonas Vitaud, Philippe Jaroussky, and many others. Some are still present to welcome new young virtuosos every year, the fourth generation since the creation of the Easter Festival.

Reading and playing all the music, not giving in to the ease of the usual festival and concert programs: Yves Petit de Voize, director of the Festival, always offers an original and ambitious program. Around ten concerts are scheduled for each edition in the Elie de Brignac hall. This room, usually the place of horse sales, is organized in a semi-dome surrounded by laminated wood and has exceptional acoustics. 

Beyond the concerts, the festival is for all the musicians who meet there a place of exchange to support each other and progress among friends in the knowledge of music. Everyone here has the leisure to check their artistic intuitions and to forge real musical convictions. Being this place of residence to which artists in training come to recharge their batteries, catch their breath and share, is a joy in a city that favors artistic education.

The Easter Festival has been supported by the City of Deauville since its creation in 1996 as part of its cultural policy which favors artistic creation, learning and transmission.

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