Alexandre, Marquis de Baussan, Château de Thoiry

Brilliantly Baroque 2009 : 14 to 26 April

Ninth international music course (16.-18. C) in Thoiry (Yvelines - France)

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A meeting with passionate musicians conducted by José Vázquez

Quatuor parisien de Telemann (extrait du concert du 18 avril)

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"Whoever wishes to apply himself to music profitably will enjoy a considerable advantage if he falls into the hands of a good master at the very beginning. There are some who have the harmful delusion that at the outset it is unnecessary to have a good master in order to learn the fundamental principles. For the sake of economy they often take whoever is cheapest, and often someone who himself knows nothing at all, so that one blind man leads another. I advise the opposite course. The best master should be secured at the very beginning even if he must be paid two or three times as much as others. It will cost no more in the end and both time and effort will be saved. More can be accomplished in a year with a good master than in ten years with a poor one." J.J. Quantz “Method for Playing the Transverse Flute“


Workshop from the 14th to the 25th April, 2009

with Concerts ...

... Aperitif Concerts , Buffet and Dinner Concerts

Activities program, photos ...

Photos from the last academy : Brilliantly Baroque 2008

Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music.

Chamber music, baroque orchestra, viola da gamba consorts, and dance for musicians.

The instruments of the Orpheon Foundation, consisting of violins, violas, cellos, violones and violas da gamba from the 16th to the 18th C., restored to original condition, will be made available also to modern players interested in getting to know the historical musical instruments : truly a unique learning opportunity.

Thoiry is a nice small village, 50 km on the west side near Paris and Versailles

Les Festes de Thalie 19 rue de l'Eglise - F 78 770 Thoiry - Tél : +33 6 40 13 30 36- E-mail