The International Early Music Competition in Loire Valley is a contest addressed to instrumental ensembles performing a repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries on period instruments (Baroque chamber ensembles)

Co-organized by Stradivaria-Ensemble Baroque de Nantes and Anacréon (Angers), the aim of this competition is to promote ensembles of young musicians who specialize in this repertoire.

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4th edition

4 & 5 June 2021

Apply before

March 31st 2021

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Word from the President

The Jury

President of the Jury

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Prizes

1st Prize
4 000 €
+ Laureate concert
2nd Prize
2 000 €
Audience Prize

Key steps

Application

 From
December 1st 2020

to 

March 31st 2021

Selection

Announcement of the selected applicants

April 2021

Competition

Semi -finals

June 4th 2021 
at Fontevraud

Final

June 5th 2021

in Nantes

​Laureate concert

Winner's performance at the
Chapelle des Ursules

June 6th 2021
in 
Angers

Application terms

✔︎ Instrumental baroque ensembles only

✔︎ Average age will not exceed 30 years old    

✔︎ Application fees of 50.00€ per ensemble

Back to 2019 edition 

« Le violoncelle concertant au 18ème siècle »

The 3rd edition took place on May 31st and June 1st 2019 in Nantes and at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud.

2nd Prize winner

Étrange Éclat

Audience Prize winner

Understories
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CONTACT US

Stradivaria

1, rue de l'Évêché

44000 NANTES

+33 (0)2 52 10 16 21

Anacréon

9, rue de Jemmapes
49000 ANGERS

+33 (0)6 67 55 60 28

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