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Academia Claude Brendel Brasilia

Academia Claude Brendel Brasilia

In partnership with the International Brazilian Opera Company (IBOC) and our local affiliate, Sétimo Selo Produções Artisticas, the Alliance Française de Brasilia welcomes, from July 3 to 15, 2022, the Academia Claude Brendel. For the third consecutive year since its creation in 2019, this festival focuses on training composers, conductors, and orchestral musicians. It provides opportunities for professional training to BIPOC Latin American artists traditionally underrepresented in classical music institutions. 

A dense and diversified educational curriculum punctuates the daily life of Academia:

  • Masterclasses with Orchestra, technical courses connected to repertoires, coaching with a pianist
  • Co-rehearsal, thematic conferences, round tables, rehearsals, and concerts.

The Academia has launched a composition competition open to Brazilian composers to reveal new talents, encourage the renewal of repertoires with the instruments of the symphony orchestra of instruments representative of Brazilian popular music, and promote encounters between today’s creators, performers, and audiences.

Chamber music activity is also offered to the musicians of the Orchestra to develop musicianship skills and it is the subject of a specific concert at the Alliance Française from Brasilia.

This year’s closing concert will take place at the Renato Russo Cultural Space in Brasilia on July 15, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. It is an opportunity to enjoy the Orchestra of the Academia in a program devoted to Brazilian and French music. The event will also be an opportunity to witness the premiere of the composition competition-winning work. The composer will be present, and the audience may engage with the conductors and musicians who won the edition of 2022.

Sensitive to the diversity of its musicians, the Academia welcomes students into its French Orchestra in the process of professionalization of the Rouen Conservatory (France-Normandy) and offers to the young musicians from the Arte Jovem social project an opportunity to immerse themselves in a Symphonic Orchestra.