Master class Christie Juilliard 2016

The Juilliard School of New York


Since 2007, William Christie and Les Arts Florissants have maintained a special partnership with New York's Juilliard School, resulting in the establishment of a department of early music at the school in September 2009.

A renowned New York institution, The Juilliard School is located in the heart of Manhattan’s cultural capital, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Since its founding in 1905, Juilliard has set the standard in the United States for education in the performing arts.

Each year since Juilliard Historical Performance’s inception, William Christie and a group of musicians from Les Arts Florissants have been received for extended residencies at the school, which include coachings, master classes, and public concerts. The New York Times has twice included these concerts on its “10 best of the season” list.

Juilliard School Of Music

By welcoming the artists of Les Arts Florissants and the concurrent establishment of a specialized Historical Performance department, The Juilliard School has made significant contributions to musical life in New York and beyond with historically informed performances of both rare and canonical works. The presence of Les Arts Florissants at The Juilliard School has been an exemplary creative exercise that continues to promote the development of specialized exchanges between the United States and France in the early music domain.

Juilliard Historical Performance is a founding partner in Les Arts Florissants’s newest endeavor, Dans les Jardins de William Christie festival, where Juilliard students perform alongside musicians from Les Arts Florissants and the Jardin des Voix in and around the magnificent gardens of William Christie’s home in the Vendée region of France.

Photos :
  • William Christie leads Juilliard415 and Juilliard signers in handel's La resurrezione, December 8, 2014 in Alice Tully Hall ©Hiroyuki Ito
  • William Christie et Juilliard students at the Consulate general of France in New York, April 4, 2014
  • Juilliard students during Dans les Jardins de William Christie festival in 2013 ©Chen-Yin Wu