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Arts Flo Juniors

 
 

In order to reinforce the idea of an Arts Florissants “school,” in 2008 William Christie and the Ensemble launched Arts Flo Juniors, a program for students — both singers and instrumentalists — reaching the end of their conservatory studies. Each year it offers young artists a unique first taste of professional life.

Arts Flo Juniors - members of the choir and the orchestra for the duration of a production

The Arts Flo Juniors join the Ensemble as interns and are looked after by tutors chosen from among the regular members. Each intern enjoys personal lessons with his or her tutor.

For the interns, the tutors are someone they can turn to in the choir or the orchestra, and are there to explain and develop the instructions given by the conductor with respect to interpretation and technique. The tutors also look after interns’ wellbeing. Interns take part in an initial workshop with their tutors as well as with the section leaders or members of the choir to prepare the piece in question. 

Moreover, all interns enjoy individual time with their tutors during or at the end of rehearsals. Workshops on themes linked to the repertoires being tackled are also organized and, depending on interns’ interests, an introduction to the administrative aspects of the music business is also offered.

Up to eight interns per production (four in the orchestra and four in the choir) join the Ensemble’s usual teams in the different repertories concerned. They receive a specific fee for any concerts or performances in which they take part.

A training program in liaison with the conservatories

This training program was initially launched in cooperation with the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) and the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris. It has since been extended to include other institutions.

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Arts Flo Juniors take part in prestigious productions

Interns took part in Zampa at the Opéra Comique in March 2008, in Armide at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in October 2008, and also in a European tour of Les Indes Galantes in November of the same year. 

During the 2010/11 season, Les Arts Florissants welcomed Juniors in their production of Handel’s Semele at the Theater an der Wien, and also in their version of his oratorio Jephtha. In 2012 and 2013, interns appeared in more Handel concerts, firstly Belshazzar, followed by Music for Queen Caroline, a program that was afterwards recorded with Juniors taking part.

In 2014, the interns took part in the rehearsals and performances of the program of Grands Motets by Rameau and Mondonville. They were also Juniors present at the festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie, performing alongside the singers and musicians of Les Arts Florissants, the young soloists of Le Jardin des Voix, and students from New York’s Juilliard School.

Auditions

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