"A perfect match between the beauty of the mountains, the instruments, and the concerts every evening."
Stephane Boussuge, Piano tuner
About Musique à Flaine
It has been a longstanding tradition in Flaine to blend music and contemporary art with mountainous surroundings. Since Flaine’s creation in 1968, its founders Éric, Rémi et Sylvie Boissonnas have been organising concerts in various venues: the common rooms of the first hotels; the cinema; and at last, in the magnificent auditorium that has become a large part of what makes Flaine so conducive to studying and sharing music. Le “Bain de Musique”, founded in 1977, held its last concert in 1997.
The Musique à Flaine association was created in 1998 by a few individuals involved in the “Bain de Musique” who were keen to develop a top-quality chamber music academy. Chamber music ensembles and talented young musicians go there to enhance their knowledge by working with well-known artists; as well as to prepare international competitions, to give concerts, and to make recordings.
Since 1998, the academy of Musique à Flaine has been held in the summer, the last two weeks of August, during which music is shared at the school, the chapel, the arts centre, the hotels, and the auditorium. Since 2011, our winter Music Residency has taken place generally in March: young talents chosen following their participation in the summer academy give further concerts in the auditorium.
Musique à Flaine was presided over by Sylvie and Éric Boissonnas’ niece Henriette de Vitry from 1998 until she died in 2007; and then by Mme de Vitry’s daughter Catherine Delepelaire. Musique à Flaine is a non-profit association (French Association 1901). This association operates, in partnership with the village of Flaine, thanks to the founding family’s on-going intergenerational devotion, and thanks to the participating artists’ heartfelt involvement and that of exceptional contributors as well.
Year(s) at Musique à Flaine : depuis 2005
Chamber music professor at the CNSMD of Lyon, cellist of the Quatuor Ysaÿe (2005-2014) and the Quatuor Danel (since 2014).