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Akademie Versailles 2017

Akademie Versailles in Prague
27 February – 3 March 2017

AKADEMIE VERSAILLES is an international educational project of Early Music for students of conservatories and music universities, as well as for young professionals. During the five-day orchestral workshop students of bowed string instruments (violin, viola, and cello) had a chance to play on copies of unique historical instruments that were used in the famous Versailles orchestra of Louis XIV. The orchestra worked under the guidance of Patrick Cohën-Akenine, the artistic director of the renowned Les Folies françoises and violin teacher at the Charles Munch Conservatory in Paris and the École Nationale de Musique in Orsay.

Akademie Versailles orchestral workshop in Prague:

Programme of Akademie Versailles

Presentation of the unique instruments
27. 2. 2017, 10.00
Prague Conservatoire – Palffy Palace, concert hall
commentary by Patrick Cöhen-Akenine

Orchestral workshop
27. 2. 2017 – 3. 3. 2017
Prague Conservatoire – Palffy Palace, concert hall
tutors: Patrick Cöhen-Akenine, François Poly, Jakub Kydlíček, Vojtěch Semerád a Andreas Torgersen

Akademie Versailles final perforamance
3. 3. 2017, 18.30
Prague Conservatoire – main building Na Rejdišti, concert hall
Programme: Excerpts from operas by J.-B. Lully, A. C. Destouches, A. Campra

Programme brochure can be downloaded here

Akademie Versailles was open to public icluding the possibility of passive participation.


Akademie Versailles participants

dessus de violon  
 Patrick Cohën-Akenine  (FR)
 Hamada Kazue (JP), Hasoňová Marie (CZ)
 Horáková Tereza (CZ), Matlak Klaudia (PL)
 Szewczyk Katarzyna (PL), Tomek Viktor (CZ)

haute-contres de violon  
 Herrera Ian (CL), Kohl Charlotte (DE)
 Martinez Elvira (ES), Verdon Christine (CH)

tailles de violon  
 Andreas Torgersen (CZ)
 Knobloch Huda (DE), Kolomý Jonáš (CZ)

quintes de violon  
 Vojtěch Semerád (CZ)
 Aleksandrow Anna Luiza (PL), Jakl Vojtěch (CZ)

basse de violon / cello
 François Poly (FR)
 Botoš Alexander (SK), Kardoš Tomáš (SK)
 Keller Matyáš (CZ), Neuschatz Joanna (US)

flûte à bec
 Alžběta Chlubnová (CZ), Klára Janatová (CZ),
 Eva Liptáková (CZ), Johanka Sniehottová (CZ)

flûte traversiére  
 Sylvie Schelingerová (CZ) (& petite flûte)
 Anežka Levová (CZ), Anna Špelinová (CZ)
 Pavla Zámečníková (CZ)

hautbois
 Mélanie Rothmans (UK), Vojtěch Podroužek (CZ),
 Ondřej Balhar (CZ)

théorbe
 Richard Závada (CZ)

clavecin
 Martin Gedeon (CZ), Jakub Kydlíček (CZ)

Patrick Cohën-Akenine – musical direction

Jakub Kydlíček – musical direction of wind section

Note: The dessus, hautes-contre, tailles and quintes violins were built by Antoine Laulhère and Giovanna Chittò at the request of the Centre of Baroque Music in Versailles.

 

About project

The workshop is a reconstruction of the famous orchestra of Louis XIV Vingt-Quatre Violons du Roy and a continuation of an international educational project of the same name. The project has been focussed namely on students of French Conservatories and the students of the London Royal College of Music. Since 2010 it has been presented, among others, at Château de Versailles, the Festival of Montpellier, and The BBC Proms.

The five-day workshop was concluded with a performance at the Prague Conservatory. Chosen participants will receive an offer to take part in the performance of the Collegium Marianum orchestra at the final concert of the Summer Festivities of Early Music international music festival on 7 August 2017 at the Dvořák Hall in Prague, conducted by Patrick Cohën-Akenine.

The project is organized in collaboration with the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, the French Institute, the Prague Conservatory and supported by The State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic.

CMBV Institut Francais
Prague Conservatory The State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic