Take a Classical Music Masterclass! The 32nd Kyoto French Music Academy Recruitment of students – First-class musicians from France come to Japan for the first time in 4 years

Institut Français Kansai
Take a Classical Music Masterclass! The 32nd Kyoto French Music Academy Recruitment of students – First-class musicians from France come to Japan for the first time in 4 years
Valuable workshop where you can experience French music education
Institut français Kansai, an official French government institution, will hold the “32nd Kyoto French Music Academy” from March 21st to April 2nd, 2023 at Institut français Kansai-Kyoto. Invited 12 top-class musicians from France and held master classes in vocal, piano, stringed and wind instruments. Applications are being accepted until December 15, 2022. Scholarship opportunities for excellent students!
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The Kyoto French Music Academy was established in 1989 as a
Japan-France music exchange program under the leadership of violinist Yuko Mori and Michel Wasselmann, then director of the Kansai French-Japanese Institute (now Institut français Kansai). Its size, history and standards make it one of the most important French music education venues outside France.
Due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the event was canceled in 2020, and was held online in 2021 and 2022. In 2023, a musician will come to Japan from France for the first time in four years, and a face-to-face lesson will be held.
Recruitment of students for the 32nd Kyoto French Music Academy Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 to Sunday, April 2 *No classes on Saturday, April 1
Venue: Institut français Kansai-Kyoto (8, Izumidono-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto), etc.
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Professors (12 people) / classes offered (10 classes + special lectures) Vocal: Marie-Thérèse Keller / Piano: Claire Desaire / Piano: Emmanuelle Strosse / Piano: Eric Belchot / Violin: Olivier Charlier / Violin: Régis Pasquier / Viola: Bruno Pasquier / Cello: Henri Demarquette / Flute: Jean Ferrandis / Clarinet: Florent Heo / Special Lecture (Orchestra Study, First View, Chamber Music): Diana Ligeti / Contemporary Music Special Open Lecture: Eric Tanguy
Qualifications Music students and performers over the age of 13. Any nationality.
Instruction content In principle, 12 days. Each student takes 5 individual lessons (about 1 hour each) during the period.
With accompaniment and translation. Students are free to attend any class. Cost: Admission fee: 15,000 yen *Repeat discount available
   Tuition fee: 150,000 yen
   Special course (orchestra study/first look): 15,000 yen (each time)    Special course (chamber music): 60,000 yen per person (4 times in total) [Image 3

Application deadline December 15, 2022 (Thursday) (must arrive) Announcement of results: Notification to applicants by mail around mid-January 2023
◆ Paris Ecole Normale Conservatoire Scholarship ◆
In partnership with the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, there is also a scholarship system for excellent students to study French music.
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Click here for the recruitment pamphlet: https://bit.ly/3SGYLEb Click here for the application form: https://bit.ly/3TZ24aN
* Depending on the future situation, the contents may change without notice. The latest information will be announced at any time on the official website https://academie.institutfrancais.jp/. Please note.
Kyoto French Music Academy Students’ voices (excerpts from past questionnaires) [Image 5

・It was great to be able to receive a wide range of lessons from a French teacher, from techniques such as how to play an instrument to expressing music.
・With an interpreter, I was able to take lessons without worrying about the language barrier.
・In addition to private lessons, I was able to listen to other students’ lessons, and I learned a lot. In addition to the approach to music, there were also lectures on composers and styles in the era, which were very informative. I was stimulated by interacting with students beyond the boundaries of schools and generations.
・I’m thinking of studying abroad in France next year, so it was a good harvest that I could meet other people who are also thinking about studying in France and share information.
・I went to a music college in Japan, but the pianism and music flow of the teacher in Japan was taught only by Japanese senses, and I had no choice but to play. I wanted to understand the music more simply and deeply, and since I was studying Western music, I wanted to learn the Western way of breathing. This seminar solved that problem.
32nd Kyoto French Music Academy Event Information
In addition to master classes, Kyoto French Music Academy hosts many events such as concerts by professors and public lessons. This will be the first time for violinist Yuko Mori’s “Junior String Ensemble Workshop” for elementary school students.
◆Public lesson
March 25 (Sat) and 26 (Sun), 2023
Since classes at the academy are closed to the public, each professor will give a 60-minute public lesson once during the period.
Venue: Institut Français Kansai – Kyoto
Audit fee: 2,000 yen (per subject, per professor), 7,000 yen (one-day pass) Audition ticket: Scheduled to be released in January 2023 *Admission is free for students
◆ Propeller Project Special Collaboration String Ensemble Workshop for Juniors March 27 (Mon) and March 28 (Tue), 2023
A workshop for 4th to 6th grade elementary school students will be held as a collaboration with the “Propeller Project” that violinist Yuko Mori is conducting for the next generation of children. * Details will be announced on the official website at a later date.
Venue: Institut Français Kansai-Kyoto
Tuition fee: 15,000 yen
Lecturer: Yuko Mori
◆Contemporary Music Special Public Lecture
March 29 (Wednesday) to March 31 (Friday), 2023
We will hold a special public lecture by composer Eric Tanguy, who is active as one of the most talented composers in the French
contemporary music scene. On the last day of the course, a
workshop-style lecture will be held in which Academy students, recruited in advance, will demonstrate Professor Tanguy’s work (2 hours per lecture, 3 hours only on the final day).
Venue: Institut Français Kansai-Kyoto (planned)
Audit fee: 3,000 yen (per session), 7,000 yen (3 sessions)
Audition ticket: Scheduled to be released in January 2023 *Admission is free for students
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◆The 32nd Kyoto French Music Academy Ensemble Special Concert 2023 Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 14:30
A concert by professors invited to the Academy. This is a gem of a chamber music concert by professors who are active all over the world as soloists.
Venue: Kyoto Prefectural Civic Hall “Arti”
Entrance fee: 4,000 yen (general), 3,000 yen (student/Club France member) Cooperation: Erato Music Office Tel.075-751-0617
Tickets: Scheduled to go on sale in January 2023 *Admission is free for students ◆Student concert
Sunday, April 2, 2023
A concert will be held for outstanding students selected from each class. Venue: Kyoto Municipal Kyoto Horikawa Music High School Hall Admission fee: Free
The 32nd Kyoto French Music Academy
Organizer: Kyoto French Music Academy Executive Committee|Support: Kyoto City, Embassy of France in Japan/Institut Français Japan, Consulate General of France in Kyoto|Support: The Sasakawa
Franco-Japanese Foundation|Support: Inabata & Co., Ltd., Powell Flute Co., Ltd. Japan, Buffet Crampon Japan Co., Ltd., Liuteria-TAKADA Co., Ltd., Kyokudo Gakkiten Co., Ltd. | Cooperation: Kyoto Women’s University, ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kyoto, Villa Kujoyama | National Conservatoire of Paris
Inquiries Kyoto French Music Academy Executive Committee Secretariat Institut Français Kansai-Kyoto, 8 Yoshida Izumidono-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8301
Tel. 075-761-2114 (closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays) Fax. 075-761-2169 Email. academie@institutfrancais.jp
Official website: https://academie.institutfrancais.jp/
[About Institut Français Kansai]
Institut français Kansai is an official cultural institution of the French government that has been active since 1927. Headquartered in the Cultural Department of the French Embassy, ​​it holds French language courses and cultural events in Kyoto and Osaka. The activities are not for profit, and the profits are used for cultural activities.
Director: Jules Irman (Consul General of France in Kyoto)
Official website: https://www.institutfrancais.jp/kansai/
Institut Français Kansai-Kyoto (Former Kansai Japanese-French Institute) 8 Yoshida Izumidono-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8301 Tel. 075-761-2105 kansai.kyoto@institutfrancais.jp
Institut Français Kansai – Osaka (former Osaka Japan-France Center = Alliance Française)
9F, Hankyu Sangyo Minamimorimachi Building, 2-2-11 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0041
Tel. 06-6358-7391 kansai.osaka@institutfrancais.jp
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