Master Classes are open to all professional and amateur musicians. Our goal is to enhance the training of young professional musicians preparing for their future careers, and to encourage amateurs to accomplish their goals. Students have the possibility of studying a classical and contemporary repertoire through both private instruction and group classes.

Each year students come from around the world to benefit from the advice and guidance of professors from the most prestigious French and international schools.

Next session:

  • April 21-28, 2019 (includes 4 private lessons)


The intensive courses are recommended for:

  • conservatory students
  • young professional musicians
  • amateur musicians

Instrument – Professor

VIOLIN Zacharia ZorinSuzanne Marie,  Christos Galileas
CELO:  Matthieu LejeuneDiana Ligeti
PIANO:  Emmanuelle Le CannKazuko Hiyama
CLARINET:  Olivier Pierre-Vergnaud

Group Classes and Workshops

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Chamber Music

Various chamber music ensembles for students with a minimum level of a pre-college program.

Professor:   Diana Ligeti, Olivier Pierre-Vergnaud, Kazuko Hiyama
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Sight-Reading Workshop

Professor:   Diana Ligeti
Collaborative pianists:  Emmanuelle Le CannKazuko Hiyama


The Music Academy has the benefit of being flexible. Our goal is to adapt as much as possible to the needs of each student.

The student thus has the option of registering uniquely for group classes if desired.


Performances and Festival :
Students get a taste for being on stage by participating in performances and concerts which are open to the public. (selections are made by the professor).

The Spring Session presents the Festival, “Springtime Concertini – from Maestro to Student” These free concerts performed by the students and their professors are held at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Hall at the Château Moulerens.

Students showing a high level of competency will be given the excellent opportunity to play alongside professional musicians during the Musique en Graves Festival in July. We are proud to be able to contribute to the successful careers of many students.

Professional and Cultural Rendezvous

The Music Academy offers not only an excellent opportunity to polish one’s technique with quality professors, but it is also a meeting of professional artists and composers in residence.

Each festival concert provides a perfect juncture to observe these artists at work. Students are encouraged to attend the concerts regularly. (Transportation and concert costs are covered by the association for all students.)

Practical Information


Each student is expected to have health and accident insurance coverage as well as insurance for all personal effects including musical instruments.


Students must provide their own music stands, all music scores (personal and piano accompaniment), as well as concert dress: black trousers (or skirt / dress), white shirt, black shoes.


Shuttle service is provided from the Gare SNCF Saint-Jean, Bordeaux to Gradignan leaving at 3:00 pm, April 21, 2019.

Students arriving by airplane, please contact us directly.


Shuttle service is provided from Gradignan to the Gare SNCF Saint-Jean, Bordeaux leaving at 9:00 am, April 28, 2019. Please plan your departure time no earlier than 11:30 am.

In case of a delay, the student must pay for his/her own transportation.


  • Airport: Bordeaux Mérignac
  • Train station: Gare Saint-Jean, Bordeaux
  • By car:
    Château de Moulerens
    2 rue Pichey
    33170 Gradignan

Rooms must be vacated no later than 10:00 am April 28, 2019. There will be a 30 € charge for any unreturned room key. Thank you for leaving the rooms tidy and clean for the housekeeping staff. Dirty or untidy rooms will be charged an additional 50€.


Château de Moulerens, 2 Rue de Pichey – 33170 GRADIGNAN

The Château de Moulerens has welcomed our professors and students for many years, and has proven to be a conducive venue for work and relaxation. At the heart
of a large acreage, the lovely complex includes private rooms for full board students, a concert hall, practice rooms, dining facility, and multiple sports equipment. Half board rates for day students are also available.

Non-accompanied minors are under the responsibility of their professors during lesson times. After lessons they will be cared for by a team of professional staff.

Registration for The Academy, Spring Session

For application, fees, and payment methods