The 28th Musique en Périgord Festival


The festival Musique en Périgord was first presented in 1989 in the roman church at Audrix, a small village located between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. It will celebrate its twenty eighth anniversary.

The Festival is intended to introduce talented young musicians as well as recognized artists, to bring classical music to the rural environment, and to provide great music in small settings. It strives to attract new audiences by offering programs of diverse musical genres and tastes, and hopes to introduce children to classical as well as to other kinds of music.

Exposing children to the joy and appreciation of good music is an important goal. Music enriches the lives of the young and also creates the audiences of tomorrow.

The content and format of the program is created for an intimate environment intended to bring together the musicians ad the audiences, young and old. A welcoming, family atmosphere characterizes our Festival.

In 2016, Musique en Périgord festival will be presented from July 31 to August 12.

The various concerts will be performed in the Roman churches of Audrix, Les Eyzies, Saint-Chamassy, on the banks of Vézère River in Le Bugue, in the auditorium of Saint-Cyprien, and in the park of Campagne’s Castle. Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac will also participate in Musique en Périgord.

Laurent Korcia, Elodie Soulard

Saturday August 12  9.00 PM / Park of the Castle | Campagne

From Classical Music to Jazz

Laurent Korcia: Taken under the wing of Pierre Barbizet from his early age, Laurent Korcia studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where  he received a First Prize; he continued is studies at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth. At the age of eighteen, he won the Paganini Competition in Genoa, he also won a Grand Prix at the Concours Jacques Thibaud, a first prize at the International Zino Francescatti Competition and was laureate of theYoung Concert Artists Trust in London. Laurent Korcia performs regularly with leading European orchestras with conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Jean-Claude Casadesus, , Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Kurt Masur, John Nelson, Manuel Rosenthal, Yan-Pascal Tortelier …
He is one of the rare contemporary violinists to include solo violin recitals in his concert repertoire, with programmes ranging from Bach to contemporary music

Elodie Soulard: She began studying the accordion at the age of six. She entered Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where she obtained her “Premier Prix” with distinction in 2010, then was accepted in post-graduate studies under the direction of  pianist and conductor Jean-François Heisser. Her repertoire is wide ranging, from transcriptions of works for piano, organ or orchestra (from Bach to Prokofiev) to original works for studies her instrument .
A passionate chamber musician, she has been worked with artists such as Emmanuel Pahud, Laurent Korcia,  and cellist Raphaël Pidoux. She also plays with Les Siècles Orchestra.