Orchestral Workshop - Aigle, Switzerland

NEXT SESSION: MAY 13-16th, 2021

Our spring orchestral session takes place at the Aigle Castle. Four days of intensive work (divided between tutti and sectional rehearsals) await participants in the rooms of the splendid medieval castle, surrounded by the Swiss Alps and vineyards, to prepare our Sunday afternoon final concert. The music programme this year is Mozart's Symphony n.40 K550 and Fauré's Pavane.

All rehearsals take place in full security, respecting all Covid-19 measures decided by the Swiss authorities (face masks, distances, plexiglas panels for wind instruments).

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. During this pandemic period, lunches are not organized by us nor included in the workshop price in order to avoid large gatherings without distances... but we really hope to restore this lovely habit of ours in the future!


Participants sleeping in Aigle can meet freely for a dinner, a drink or self-organised chambre music at night.

Workshop duration: 4 days

Orchestra dimension: chambre

Programme: Mozart's Symphony nr 40 K550 and Fauré's "Pavane"  

Instruments: 1 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bs, 2 hn, strings

Price (without accommodation and meals): 300 Swiss francs / 240 frs for musicians under 25 y.o, 

Registration deadline: 15 April 2021

The workshop is now confirmed but with a change of the music programme to respect the anti-covid measures valid at the moment for amateur orchestras: two groups of 14 musicians will prepare Schubert's Octet in F major D803 (with multiplied strings) and will perform a concert broadcast live on zoom on May 16th afternoon. 

Registration for the workshop is now closed.