Musical philanthropy: committee results

Following our recent call for projects in the musical field, we received 100 requests for support.

During a committee meeting on 5 November 2015, our 6 musical experts finally selected 26 projects, based on criteria including artistic interest, artist professionalism, repertoire (classical, jazz and world music), the number of concerts and geographic distribution.

The integration of young artists is one of our priorities. Amongst the 13 new approved projects, two wonderful discoveries are going to be supported: Le Banquet céleste, a young baroque music group led by the counter-tenor Damien Guillon, located in Brittany; and Les Monts du Reuil, a group specialising in the recreation of 17th and 18th century comic operas. Based in the Champagne-Ardenne region, it is in residence at the Opéra of Reims.
We also support music popularisation projects, particularly focusing on classical music, in order to make culture available to audiences who struggle to access it for social, geographic or health reasons. With this in mind, we are supporting the El Camino-Pau project, proposed by the Pau-Pays de Béarn Orchestra. Through this scheme, 145 children from a priority neighbourhood will be able to learn to play instruments with lessons provided by 17 professional musicians, with a debut performance to be held in only four months.

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The Le banquet Céleste group.
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Damien Guillon

The digital platform Sharing Creativity!, set up by the NoMadMusic label, was also chosen by the committee of experts. This platform will allow the general public to have a go at composing musical pieces for free, using music samples recorded by prestigious artistic partners (Rouen Normandy Opera Orchestra, Ile-de-France National Orchestra, etc.). A composition contest, which is open to all, will be launched on Tuesday 17 November, with the winner being able to hear their piece played at the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall at the start of the French Touch concert on 17 January 2016.

>>>Discover 26 musical projects

13 new projects

  • Le Banquet Céleste, led by Damien Guillon
  • Le Palais Royal, for the "Coup de Foudre" concerts organised as part of a residence at the Jean Zay boarding school
  • Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, led by Jérémie Rhorer, for the Olympie de Spontini opera
  • Les Monts du Reuil, led by Hélène Clerc-Murgier and Pauline Warnier
  • The Gospel en Karukéra festival in Guadeloupe
  • The TOTEM(s) start-up project at Villeneuve-lès-Avignons monastery
  • L’Académie de musique ancienne at the Périgord Noir Festival
  • The Association Carmen-Forté for La Trilogie de la Détention, a work by Thierry Machuel
  • The Ambronay Festival musical season at the Lyon Auditorium
  • NoMadMusic, for the Sharing Creativity! digital project
  • La Péniche Opéra, for the T♥I show based on the story of Tristan and Isolde
  • L’Opéra Comique, for the Les Fantômes du comique ou l’écureuil sacrifié web opera by Marc-Olivier Dupin
  • The Pau - Pays du Béarn Orchestra, led by Faycal Karoui, for the El Camino – Pau educational project
  • Les Musiciens du Louvre, led by Marc Minkowski, for their A Table! educational project, based on opera buffa

13 renewals

  • The Les Frivolités parisiennes group
  • The Babel Med Music festival in Marseille
  • The Les Détours de Babel festival in Grenoble and Isère
  • The Jazz sous les pommiers festival in Coutances
  • Le Collège des Bernardins for its musical season
  • The Les Traversées festival at Noirlac Abbey
  • Les Jeunes Talents, which contributes to the integration of young artists
  • L’Opéra du Rhin, for Cendrillon, a children’s opera by Wolf-Ferrari
  • L’Opéra de Lille, for the production of La Cenerentola by Rossini
  • L’Opéra de Lyon, for the production of Enlèvement au Sérail by Mozart
  • L’Estuaire – Les temps chauds, for its educational project Au Fil de l’Air
  • The Belfort international university music festival
  • Association Tournesol, Artistes à l’hôpital, for the 6th edition of the Hôpital Enchanté


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