A unique opportunity

Pianos and working rooms are available to the participants, enough for them to work in good conditions. This Academy allows participants of various nationalities to meet, exchange about their experience, play together, and set up chamber music programs in a spontaneous and informal way.

This Academy enables a true mutual cultural gain.


This year, the Academy will take place in the Conservatoire de Vernon. Classes will start in the afternoon of Monday 29th of July, and will end in the evening of Monday 5th of August 2019. Two end-of-traineeship concerts will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of August, at 8pm.


Three prestigious professors will enliven the 2019 Academy.

Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden starts playing piano very young, and, at the age of twelve, he entered the “Conservatoire Royal de musique” of Brussels, his native city, where he studied under the direction of Eduardo Del Pueyo until he graduated from the “Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth”. Laureate of the Queen Elizabeth competition when he was sixteen, he immediately starts a solist career which will lead him to all the continents. Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden played with numerous symphony orchestras including: the “Orchestre Symphonique” of Saint Petersburg, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the “Residentie Orkest” of La Haye and some Belgian orchestras, as well as with the chamber orchestras I Fiamminghi and Franz Liszt (Budapest). He collaborated with prestigious conductors such as Paul Kletzky, Rudolph Barshaï or Yuri Temirkanov. Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden also plays chamber music with partners like Augustin Dumay, Silvia Marcovici, Michaela Martin, Miriam Fried, Véronique Bogaerts, Gérard Caussé, Marie Hallynck, Frans Helmerson, José Van Dam, Walter Boeykens, le Quatuor Enesco, le Quatuor Melos, le Quatuor Ysaye … His repertoire, extremely wide, includes, among other things, most of great concertos, a large selection of chamber music pieces, as well as an integral of the works on solo piano of Maurice Ravel. His discography is very diverse. Let’s name, recently, the works of Joseph Jongen with the trio César Franck and the three sonatas for violin and piano of Brahms with Véronique Bogaerts. He is currently teaching at the “Conservatoire” of Brussels and the “Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth”, he is regularly called as a jury member of various international competitions, and he is Artistic Director of the Musical Center Eduardo Del Pueyo.

Vladimír Bukač is one of the most known and renowned Czech violist. He studied at the “Conservatoire”, at the “Académie des Arts du Spectacle” in Prague, and in the “Hochschule für Musik” of Freiburg (Germany). He is quickly noticed during his studies and wins various prices, in Czech Republic but also during international competitions. As soon as he graduates, Vladimir Bukač moves to Japan where he is often hired as a soloist and chamber musician, splitting his time and concerts between the practice of violin and viola. His play as a violist is noticed and allows him to develop a particularly fruitful career aspect. In 1993, he first becomes violinist then violist within the very renowned Quatuor Talich, still known as one of the greatest quartet, icon of Czech music and art in the world: Europe, Japan, North and South America. They record many CDs and give a great deal of masterclasses. As a soloist, Vladimir Bukač played on numerous prestigious stages, whether it would be in Europe, Israël or Japan; he also recorded a few viola CDs praised by the press, as well as a few records for Czech radio and BBC. Several of his records were selected “Record of the Month” by musical magazines, and were praised with enthusiasm by periodicals such as Le Strad and Gramophone. In September 2010, he played and recorded, as a global premiere, the three sonatas for viola and piano of Jindřich Feld. Vladimir Bukač is a requested professor, he teaches at the “Université de Musique de Dresde” (Germany) and holds regular masterclasses at the Royal Northern College of Music, the “Académie franco-tchèque de Telc”, or the Prague Music Performance Institute & Festival. In addition with these activities, he is often invited to be a member of the jury of international competitions (Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Compétition – Isle of Man. , ARD…). Vladimir Bukač plays a rare italian intrument, manufactured by Santini Lavazza et G.P. Guadagnini, Milan 1725.

Cellist considered as one of the most accomplished french musician of his generation, Michel Strauss learned in France and in the US with Paul Tortelier, Maurie Gendron and Aldo Parisot. He teaches the cello class in the “Conservatoire National Supérieur” of Paris since 1987 and trains himself the next generation of musicians. He also organizes many events and masterclasses in the US and in Asia, as well as in France, in Normandie, which aim to promote young artists. First solo cello of the new “orchestre philharmonique” of Radio-France in 1980, he also performs with several orchestras in France or overseas, and he is the creator of concertos which were dedicated to him. In the field of chamber music, he partnered with many artists such as: Henriette Puig-Roget, Tibor Varga, Georges Pludermacher, Gérad Jarry, Aldo Parisot, Serge Collot, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Gérard Caussé, Bruno Pasquier and the legendary Sandor Vegh. Michel Strauss performed in most French festivals and on the greatest foreign stages. Michel Strauss is the musical director of the “festival Musique de chambre à Giverny” since its creation.


Price: 850 € + 50 € registration fee

This price includes: educational fees, use of working rooms and pianos, (or the simple access to masterclasses), as well as half-board accommodation, in double bedrooms. Upon request and availability, it is possible to be housed in a single bedroom for an extra fee of 150€. Price without accommodation and meals: 500€ + 50€ registration fee.

This Academy is open to the public. Auditors can attend classes and concerts.

Download the application form through the button below and send it with your deposit and your registration rights to the following address :

Musique de Chambre en Normandie
Académie Musicale 2019
C/o Nathalie Tiberghien
22 rue Auguste Baudon
60250 Mouy - FRANCE

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