9th Season

July 2-15, 2021

Côte d'Azur, FRANCE


Application Deadline: April 15th, 2021



We are remaining hopeful in the face of some recent positive developments in the global struggle with the pandemic, and are planning to cautiously proceed with our planned season this summer.


In order to relieve some of the concerns from potential applicants, we are making the following changes:

  • No Application Fee required to apply

  • Acceptance decisions are made, and applicants notified, within a week after the application is received

  • No Deposit Required when accepted.  

  • First Payment due on June 1st, 2021

  • Extended Payment Plans available, interest free.

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. 

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Private instruction

Chamber music






Now in our 8th 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.  

"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

The Juilliard School, 'BM 2016

Zodiac Alumni 2015, 2016

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