Rencontres de violoncelles de Bélaye

Art director: Roland Pidoux

XXIXth meeting

With an unusual foray into the Baroque repertoire, sparkling quintets and quartets, French sonatas, the programme for the XXIXth Rencontres de Bélaye, curated by Roland Pidoux, will prove to be extremely popular with our ever increasing public, during this week-long Festival.

We have great pleasure in welcoming Raphael Pidoux and fourteen highly accomplished musicians with Roland Pidoux. Another guest will be the writer, Henri Gourdin, paying homage to Pablo Cassals during the course of the public seminars.

Benefitting from our continually growing success our Rencontres represent even more than ever one of the most significant cultural events in Occitania –  not only a reference point in French ‘cello music but also in chamber music.

The renown of Rencontres de Violoncelle de Bélaye owes a huge debt to the artistic force of Roland Pidoux, to the magic of his programming and the respect and admiration he engenders among both the musicians and the public. The team of volunteers who work so tirelessly from year to year, our partners, both public and private, who sponsor us, all play an essential part. However without the support of our members, Rencontres would not exist – they really are our backbone. We do have need of this loyal commitment to ensure our continuity. Please confirm your support or rejoin by sending the Membership Form (Bulletin d’Adhésion).  Like all members you will benefit from priority reservations for concerts, free entry to the seminars (carte privilege) and you will be directly associated with the life of Rencontres.