News 24th Academy from August 17 to 27, 2020, dedicated to melodies about animals
François Le Roux, soloists of the Orchestre National de France, conductor Charles Dutoit, CD DECCA
Académie Francis Poulenc


The 24rd Académie Francis Poulenc will take place in Tours:

From August 17, 2020, to August 27, 2020.
Title "A melodic carnival of animals"

Elements required: 

PLEASE SEND a photo, a personal bio, a letter of application, a CD or DVD (or mp3 added to an email) figuring at least two recorded songs in French, and a list of at least 12 melodies comprising : 

• 3 French animal songs (texts taken, for example, from Desnos' Chantefables, from Apollinaire's Bestiaire, from Jules Renard's Histoires naturelles, and songs like the 4 animal ones by Chabrier, etc.)

• 3 Songs on La Fontaine's Fables (i.e. Caplet's Trois Fables de La Fontaine, see our website for more ideas)

• 3 French songs by living composers

• Le Bestiaire cycle by Poulenc


Application closing date: June 15th, 2020.
For further information :