Flaine is a dream natural amphitheatre to the delight of classic virtuosos.
Extracts from "Flaine la création", Éric Boissonnas.
"Working conditions in Flaine are ideal for musicians. The music areas are close to one another, connected by escalators if they’re on different levels (Flaine Forum and Flaine Forêt). Pupils often stay in the same buildings as their teachers, which makes it easy to stay in touch outside of lessons. The “master classes” take place in large halls or the chapel, so large public audiences are able to attend. The “Bain de Musique” guarantees each pupil the use of a piano for at least 4 hours a day.*
The 500-seater Auditorium where the concerts take place is very comfortable and boasts exceptionally good acoustics. There is also the mountain atmosphere, walks, and views over the Aiguilles de Chamonix and Mont Blanc from Les Grandes Platières, which is accessible by cable car. Course attendees in Flaine always remark on how happy they are there…"
On the subject of the Auditorium: “Its opening took place in real grandeur on the 2nd of August 1986. Eugen Indjic gave a magnificent piano recital. Everyone was taken aback by the quality of the acoustics, the elegance of the architecture and the Pol Bury fountain decorating the foyer."
Today, "Opus 74", "The Flaine International Music Academy” and “Music in Flaine” are continuing the tradition of high-level musical teaching, as ever putting the emphasis on quality working conditions for teachers and pupils. A number of free concerts are given at the Auditorium for the enjoyment of course attendees and holidaymakers. A series of public recitals take place at the end of each academy course.
During the summer, Opus 74, Flaine’s International Music Academy and Music in Flaine continue the tradition of high level music teaching, as ever putting the emphasis on excellent working conditions for teachers and pupils.