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Masterclasses in the Quartier des Artistes


Since 2021, Les Arts Florissants has been offering a training program specially designed for young musicians: the Arts Flo Masterclasses, led by William Christie and Paul Agnew in the heart of the Quartier des Artistes, the cultural and artistic center of Les Arts Florissants in Thiré (Vendée, Pays de la Loire).

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Upcoming Masterclasses

  • February 12-15, 2023: "The role of the conductor in the 17th and 18th century repertoire", conducting masterclass with William Christie (registration is closed)
  • March 21-24, 2023: "The art of singing well... Handel", singing masterclass with Paul Agnew (registration is closed)
  • May 28-31, 2023: singing and accompanying masterclass with Sophie Daneman (voice) and Béatrice Martin (harpsichord) (registration coming soon)

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Previous masterclasses

Masterclass "Solo viola da gamba and viol consort"

October 29-31, 2022

During these three days of musical practice, Myriam Rignol accompanies the instrumentalists in the development of their mastery of the instrument with pieces for solo viol. It is also a time to learn about the specificities of playing in a viol consort and to create artistic links by developing musical listening and reactivity.

Arts Flo Masterclass #3: Marc-Antoine Charpentier and his contemporaries
French music

April 8-11, 2022

Through four days of ensemble music practice, William Christie proposes a moment of encounter and dialogue between musicians on the theme of French Baroque music, and in particular that of Marc-Antoine Charpentier.


Masterclass #2: The art of fine singing... Italian popyphonic music
Monteverdi and his contemporaries

November 26 - 29, 2021 - Quartier des Artistes / Thiré (Vendée, Pays de la Loire - France)

4 days to deepen the. knowledge and practice of Italian polyphonic music of the 17th century, with Paul Agnew (Co-artistic Director of Les Arts Florissants) and Barbara Nestola (language coach and musicologist).


Masterclass #1 : French music with William Christie
Couperin - Charpentier - Lambert - Lully

February 13 - 16, 2021 | Quartier des Artistes - Thiré (Vendée, Pays de la Loire)

4 days of chamber music to deepen one's practice and knowledge of the late 17th - early 18th centuries French repertoire, with William Christie and the musicians of Les Arts Florissants: Lisandro Abadie (bass singer), Emmanuel Resche (violin) & Myriam Riglol (viola da gamba).