48th Session of the Ravel Academy
From August 28th till September 10th 2017 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz (France)
Since its inception in 1967, in the area where Maurice Ravel was born, the Académie Ravel has received many young talents, now internationally famous.
About fifty students of all nationalities upgrade their knowledge and deepen their interpretation of French music of the 20th Century and of classical, romantic and contemporary works.
The Académie Ravel emphasizes public interpretation courses (over 90 hours). Open to all, they allow for an accessible, original and easy approach to music.
They take place at the Auditorium Ravel every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the first half of September.
During the second week of September, in the evening, professors and students perform in concerts, at the Auditorium Ravel or in the splendid churches of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the vicinity.
These concerts are characterized by a unique warm environment, thanks to the enthusiasm shown by young talents, their dedication to music, the unfailing energy of professors and the relationship established with the audience.
From 2015, the Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française joins to the Académie Ravel to deal with the performance of rare works of the French romantic repertoire and the contemporary of Ravel.