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Constant musical exploration

At the Easter Festival and the August Musical Festival, the generations of young chamber musicians succeed and mingle as their founders wanted in 1996: Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Pernoo, Jérôme Ducros, Nicholas Angelich. The principle has remained the same: read as many works as possible and play them often for the first time in concert.

In 1996, Philippe Augier immediately believed in the singular and demanding project of the Easter Festival, a musical meeting which is above all a collective project developed by young soloists.
For a few years, they had the leisure in Deauville to check their artistic intuitions and to forge real musical convictions. Being this place of residence towards which artists in training come to relax, catch their breath and share, is a happiness for a Mayor who loves music and favors artistic education.
Hosted from the outset by Yves Petit de Voize - a generous unifier - the Festival has become the meeting place for the best of the young generation of virtuosos. Year after year, newcomers more concerned with collective exploration than with individual successes bet on freedom. The first generation of Capuçon (s), Angelich, Pernoo, Ducros from 1996 and their Philharmonie de Chambre (modern orchestra which associated them with all their young chamber musicians) 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, Antoine Tamestit, Lise Berthaud and the Ebène quartet.

From these meetings, these crossings, these multiple attempts of baroque and modern ensembles was born Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, elite orchestra on old instruments, around Jérémie Rhorer and Julien Chauvin, enthusiastic and rigorous federators of the news energies captured by the festival.
Faithful to the spirit of its first founders, the Easter festival still remains the ideal space where to try rare and ambitious programs, in the certainty of being heard and understood.
Since its creation, musical August has been added to read and play even more music around the harpsichord, pianoforte, piano and voice.
Read and play all the music, don't give in to the ease of the usual festival and concert programs - so few works and always the same! -, to share equitably the lodging and the Deauvillais cutlery, here is the modest but very real contribution which a quartet of intuitive, cultivated and demanding friends imagined to bring in 1996 to the French musical life and to their own existence by creating the Festival Easter.

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