CHAMBER MUSIC ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA
Founded and led by the internationally-acclaimed Zodiac Trio, the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival invites students and young professionals to spend twelve days of intense musical training and performing in one of the most stunningly beautiful corners of the world: the South of France, Côte d'Azur.
Tucked away in the heights of the French Alps, the Festival makes its home in a historic mountain town of Valdeblore, and boasts an internationally-renowned faculty, acclaimed guest artists and ample performing opportunities throughout the region.
With a special emphasis reserved for chamber music, this highly personal course offers young musicians the opportunity to explore the French school of music-making via masterclasses with renowned French guest artists, perform for European audiences and be inspired by an international faculty, all in an informal setting.
No other music festival has given me the opportunity to take chances and explore my musicality like the Zodiac Festival. With such an open minded and accessible faculty, it's easy to learn and grow as a musician in a way that continues throughout the rest of the year."
Morgan Daly, double bass
Zodiac Festival alumni, 2015-2018
The Juilliard School, BM
Masterclasses & clinics
Excursion to Nice & mountain hiking
Now in our 10th season, the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival's Valdeblore session is tucked away in the heart of the French Alps, providing for an ideal surrounding to concentrate on your craft and be inspired by the immense beauty of the Alps-Cote D'Azur region. The session offers private instruction, chamber music, masterclasses, clinics and of course, multiple performances both in its base town, throughout the Côte D'Azur region.
Zodiac is a very special festival. My favorite part was the opportunity to work with a composer and premier a new chamber piece. I especially appreciated the collaborative and warm atmosphere, which is pretty rare to find. The beautiful environment and the devotion and excitement of all students and faculty made for a fruitful and enjoyable experience!