Concert de chant - Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2019


June 21 2022 to July 7 2022
Residency open to singers and pianists under 30 years old as of January 1, 2022.

Residency open to singers and pianists under 30 years old as of January 1, 2022.

Present since the creation of the Académie du Festival d’Aix, the Vocal residency has strongly contributed to forging its reputation. Each summer, this advanced vocal programme is designed for singers and piano accompanists. The programme works on grand opera repertoire as well as lieder, French melody and contemporary creation.
This residency aims to consolidate singers’ vocal technique, in different styles and repertoires, to strengthen the skills of the pianists as accompanist and vocal coaches, and to provide those artists with career development tools, a real springboard on the way to their future as performers.
Reveling in the incredible sense of emulation that reigns at the heart of the Festival, each participant will be given the opportunity to perform in front of different audiences, and will benefit from professional expertise in outreach.

The Canadian soprano EDITH WIENS has been chosen for a third edition to lead this 2022 vocal residency. She is a teacher at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, and her tuition methods have set the benchmark for the world of lyrical singing.
The French baritone STÉPHANE DEGOUT, an emblematic figure of the Festival, will continue his teaching approach and will put his knowledge of the world of opera to good use.
Renowned piano accompanist such as MARCELO AMARAL will work with the pianists participating in the residency. KORNEEL BERNOLET, harpsichord accompanist, will also take part to this residency.
A unique concert featuring the participants and Les Talens Lyriques, conducted by KORNEEL BERNOLET, will round off the residency, during the opening weekend of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2022.


Edith Wiens — Vocal professor at the Juilliard School of Music & Artistic Director at the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie
Stéphane Degout — Baritone
Marcelo Amaral — Vocal coach pianist
Korneel Bernolet — Harpsichord accompanist


• Master class in vocal development by Edith Wiens
• Master class on the French melody repertoire by Stéphane Degout
• Work on 3 concert programmes, including one with orchestra
For the last concert of the residency, the singers will be accompanied by the ensemble Les Talens Lyriques under the baton of Korneel Bernolet.
Some work sessions (held in English) may be open to the public.
The residency will give rise to public concerts and events in June and in July, in Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding area. Educational meetings will be organised in conjunction with the Festival’s Passerelles services.


10 singers
3 pianists and vocal coaches