Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts

Du 4 July
au 30 July

From July 4 to 30, the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts returns for a new edition! The musical notes of students and musicians resonate in the castle and the English garden. Conferences, guided tours and musical walks give the month of July its tempo.

Reservations available soon.

The Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts, under the high patronage of the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Since 1921, the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts (or Ecoles d’art américaines de Fontainebleau in french) have welcomed young musicians from all over the world in order to transmit French culture to them and promote the influence of France. Consisting of the famous “American Conservatory” coupled with a School of Fine Arts, the Schools of Music and Fine Arts brings together a team of prestigious musicians recognized for their artistic and educational talents.

The Château de Fontainebleau and the Schools of Music and Fine Arts, under the artistic direction of cellist Diana Ligeti, have made this summer academy a true festival dedicated to excellence, working towards creation and meeting all audiences.

Additional information on www.musiqueauchateau.fr

From July 4  

Carte-blanche for the student architects

The student architects of the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts will have carte blanche to propose creations in the gardens of the palace.

Free and free access

Friday July 8

6 p.m. | Concert-Conference

The stakes of the musical writing course at the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts.

Trinity Chapel

Free access with the château entrance ticket, subject to availability.

Saturday July 9

3 p.m. | Stage open to young musicians

Kiosk of the English garden

Free and free access.

4:30 p.m. | Conference “The Château de Fontainebleau, setting for innovative education”

Conference led by David Millerou, head of the educational service of the château, and signing of the book by Frédérick Casadesus at the end of the conference.

Trinity Chapel

Free access with the entrance ticket, subject to availability.

6:30 p.m. | Opening concert

In tribute to Frédérick Casadesus and Marcel Prouts.

Trinity Chapel

Price: 26 €
Reduced price: 15 €
The price includes an entrance ticket to the château (before 5:15 p.m.) and the concert.

Wednesday July 13

6:30 p.m. | Day of the composition “Messiaen and his posterity”

Trinity Chapel

Free access with the entrance ticket, subject to availability.

Ecoles d'art américaines

Thursday July 14

3 p.m. | Stage open to young musicians

Kiosk of the English Garden

Free access.

6:30 p.m. | Concert “Beethoven, this deaf man heard the infinite”

Trinity Chapel

Price: 26 €
Reduced price: 15 €
The price includes an entrance ticket (before 5:15 p.m.) and the concert.

Saturday July 16

3 p.m. | Stage open to young musicians

Kiosk of the English Garden

Free and free access.

6:30 p.m. | Teachers’ concerts: The French musical tradition

Trinity Chapel

Price: 26 €
Reduced price: 15 €
The price includes an entrance ticket (before 5:15 p.m.) and the concert.

Thursday July 21

6:30 p.m. | Teachers’ concerts: The French musical tradition

Trinity Chapel

Price: 26 €
Reduced price: 15 €
The price includes an entrance ticket (before 5:15 p.m.) and the concert.

Samedi 30 juillet

2:30 p.m. | Final concert followed by the performance of the architects and musicians

Trinity Chapel

Price: 26 €
Reduced price: 15 €
The price includes an entrance ticket (before 5:15 p.m.) and the concert.

OTHER APPOINTMENTS

Sovereign musical tour of the palace

By Philipe Roullaux, speaker.

The walls have musical ears at the Château de Fontainebleau! Stretch yours and you will hear a horn celebrating François I’s return from a hunt, flutes enliven the dances in the Ballroom, a choir sing motets to the glory of Louis XIV, an Empire-style Erard piano roar in virtuosity… The palace continues to be a source of musical inspiration by hosting the School of Music and Fine Arts for 100 years now.

  • 3rd July at 11 a.m..
  • 8th, 11th, 13th, and 15th July at 10:30 a.m. (before a mini-concert in the Ballroom).
  • 16th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 30th July at 10:30 a.m.

Length: 1h30

Price: 18 €
Reduced price: 5 €
The price includes an entrance and the visit.

Musical walk in the English Garden

Walk in the English Garden guided by Arnaud Amelot, Director of buildings and gardens at the palace.

  • 9th, 14th and 16th July at 2 p.m.

Free entry, subject to availability.

Masterclasses

Hôtel d’Albe, Hall of Columns or Chapel of the Trinity

Free access with the entrance ticket, subject to availability.

  • 5th July at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 11th July at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 13th July at 10 a.m.
  • 20th July at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 22nd July at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • 28th July at 2 p.m.

Workshops

Music performance project – architecture.

  • 27th, 28th and 29th July.

Midday concerts

Trinity Chapel or Ballroom

Free access with the entrance ticket, subject to availability.

  • 8th, 11th, 18th and 21st July at 12 p.m. for piano.
  • 13th, 15th, 20th and 22nd July at 12 p.m. for strings.

Audition

Hall of Columns

Free access.

  • 22nd July at 5 p.m.

Ravel competition

Free access with the entrance ticket.

  • 23rd July at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. | Hall of Columns (Interpretation competition).
  • 23rd July at 6:30 p.m. | Chapel of the Trinity (Concert of the laureates).
  • 25th July at 5 p.m. | Hall of Columns (Composition competition).
Ticket blanc

Tickets and prices

Online Ticketing

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Opening hours

The chateau

The chateau is open every day except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
From October to March: 9.30 am to 5 pm (last access at 4.15 pm).
From April to September: 9.30 am to 6 pm (last access at 5.15 pm).

Due to security works, several rooms of the chateau will be closed all year long. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Coming to the chateau

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