Spring Workshop - Aigle, Switzerland

The 7th edition of our short spring session will take place again at the Aigle Castle from March 5th to 8th, 2020. Four days of intensive work await participants in the rooms of the splendid medieval castle, surrounded by the Swiss Alps and vineyards, to prepare our final concert to be held at the Castle on Sun March 8th at 4pm (free admission). This year's music programme will combine Schubert's 3rd Symphony and the orchestral version of Debussy's "Children's Corner".

Aigle is a small town of the Rhône river valley boasting good wine, a medieval area with a splendid 12th-century castle that hosts the Museum of vine, wine and labels. Located 20km from Montreux and beautiful Lake Geneva, 40km from Lausanne and 100km from Geneva (and its airport), Aigle is well connected by train and by the N9 highway (exit Aigle). The train station is a 15 minutes' walk from the castle where the workshop will take place.

Accommodation is optional and can be booked individually based on the "accommodation list" provided. Lunches are included in the workshop price, and at night participants staying in Aigle can meet freely for a dinner, a drink or self-organised chambre music.

Duration: 4 days / March 5th-8th, 2020
Orchestra dimension: chambre

Programme: Schubert's 3rd Symphony in D major D200 + nr.3-4-5-6 of Debussy's "Children's Corner" (Caplet's version)

Schubert: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bs, 2hn, 2tp, timpani*, strings

Debussy: 2fl (of which one piccolo), 2ob, 2cl. 2bs, 4hn, 2tp, percussions*, harp*, strings

(* presence requested only on Saturday and Sunday)

Workshop cost: CHF 360.- (including 3 lunches but not accommodation) / CHF 300.- for musicians under 26 y.o.

Registration deadline: December 15th, 2019

The workshop is full for flutes, oboes, horns, double basses and the harp, but 1 clarinet, 2 bassoons, 1 trumpet , 1 percussion and the other strings can still register.