The Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence is today one of the great musts of the international classical music scene. You must reserve your tickets as soon as possible to attend one of the 27 concerts proposed from 13 to 28 April 2019. With its ever-increasing success, the prestigious event now encompasses a two week stretch. Central point of the events, the Grand Théâtre de Provence hosts renowned artists of the 2019 season. The multiform acoustics of the hall lends itself perfectly to symphonic music, opera, recital but also to baroque music.
The 2019 programming is amazing, as usual! It must be said that the Artistic Director is a major asset of the festival since it is Renaud Capuçon, the violinist who no longer needs presentation. Only he can imagine receiving such an impressive number of artists as Rudolf Buchbinder, Nelson Freire, Ian Bostridge, Augustin Dumay but also the younger generation with Teodor Currentzis, Lahav Shani or the impressive Daniel Lozakovich. And these are just a few names taken from an incredible list of dream performers. The Festival manages to bring together all these wonderful artists, always offering excellence on all fronts.
The great work of Bach (this season 2019, the Passion according to St. Matthew) which is played on Good Friday (it is now a tradition), is entrusted this year to Michel Corboz. He succeeds Raphael Pichon who has experienced a phenomenal success here. By entrusting the event to this great master of Bach, Renaud Capuçon confirms the choice of this great and beautiful tradition. During the Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence 2019, Baroque music is brought by Emmanuelle Haïm who illuminates Haendel with the exceptional voices of Sandrine Piau and Tim Mead. Among the many highlights of the Festival, we mention the recital of the brilliant pianist Arcadi Volodos or that of the young George Li, revelation of the Tchaikovsky Competition. You must quickly reserve your places for this recital, as for the complete piano concertos of Beethoven.
The Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden hosts Rudolf Buchbinder who directs the remarkable piano collective. Renaud Capuçon is not only the mastermind of the Festival but he is also at the center of some equally enticing concerts where he meets his friends to interpret quintets of Brahms. He also offers an exceptional concert with his program Cinema. The appearances of great conductors like Marek Janowski with the Sinfonieorchester Basel or Mikko Franck with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra are also quite the event. However, the guest of honor of this 2019 edition of the Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence is the Salzburg Mozartwoche. The new artistic director of the famous Austrian Festival, Rolando Villazón offers a superb series of concerts with the divine Olga Peretyatko, Robert Levin or the beloved Rolando Villazón himself of whom some concerts are directed by conductor Alondra of La Parra.
Fifteen festivities that you should not miss under any circumstance to participate in the great musical event of Easter. You simply have to buy your tickets without delay for the magnificent Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence.