Season 2021 Update:

After much consideration, the Zodiac Music Academy & Festival has decided to cancel its 2021 season for safety concerns.  


We remain committed to providing an exceptional musical experience to our participants, and are optimistically looking forward to 20222  

Additionally, we are planning several concerts in our home town of Valdeblore by local faculty members, which will be live streamed, so please stay tuned! 



Chamber Music on the French Riviera

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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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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