Le Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris

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Music at the Regional Conservatory of Paris

The Regional Conservatory of Paris offers four courses of musical studies instruction: the dual school-artistic curriculum, the specialized program, the professional development program and the soloist program. Altogether, these programs admit 1500 students and scholars.

– The dual school-artistic curriculum is meant for the youngest students who attend partner schools from the fourth grade to the Baccalaureate.

– The specialized curriculum, which exists in all Parisian conservatories under the auspices of the CRR, offers the widest range of courses in France.

– The curriculum of professional development directly follows the specialized program destined for younger DEM degree holders who plan to pursue higher education (Higher Centers, National Superior Conservatories and foreign universities or graduate schools).

– Finally, the soloist curriculum, not included in the higher educational system, provides students with the opportunity to perfect their instrumental skills in order to become professional musicians.

The Regional Conservatory of Paris is also an integral part of the Paris Boulogne-Billancourt Higher Artistic Education Center, the best training reference for aspiring young professional musicians in comprehensive course studies leading to the DNSPM (Higher National Diploma of the Professional Musician).


La musique au Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris

Les études musicales au CRR de Paris sont proposées sur quatre parcours : le double cursus scolaire – artistique, le cycle spécialisé, le cycle de perfectionnement et le cycle concertiste. L’ensemble de ces cursus accueille 1500 élèves et étudiants.

– Le double cursus scolaire – artistique s’adresse aux plus jeunes, scolarisés dans les établissements scolaires partenaires du Conservatoire, à partir du CM1 jusqu’au baccalauréat.

– Le cycle spécialisé, concernant l’ensemble des Conservatoires de la Ville de Paris sous le pilotage du CRR, propose le panel de disciplines le plus vaste de France.

– Le cycle de perfectionnement est le prolongement immédiat du Cycle spécialisé, il s’adresse aux plus jeunes titulaires du DEM qui ont pour objectif d’accéder à l’enseignement supérieur (Pôles supérieurs, CNSM ou écoles supérieures et universités étrangères).

– Le cycle concertiste enfin, qui en marge de l’enseignement supérieur, offre une phase de perfectionnement instrumental et plus largement artistique dans un but d’insertion professionnelle proche.

Le CRR de Paris s’investit également très fortement dans le Pôle Supérieur d’enseignement artistique Paris Boulogne-Billancourt qui est le lieu de formation par excellence des jeunes musiciens futurs professionnels dans un parcours très complet menant au DNSPM (Diplôme National Supérieur de Musicien Professionnel).

American Embassy

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A confirmed partner for the Festival, the US Embassy Cultural services have been providing advice and assistance. We are in discussion about a birthday reception for the Bolcoms, to be held at the Hotel Talleyrand in one of their elegant ballrooms, complete with a Steinway D grand piano.

Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris

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34, avenue de New York

Built at the end of the nineteenth century, the hotel particulier, or Parisian townhouse, was reconfigured for Mona Bismarck in the late 1950’s by the celebrated French interior decorator Stéphane Boudin. The building retains the style of her era through the magnificent woodwork from a dismantled chateau, intricate and colorful Chinese wallpaper and spectacular chandeliers.

The airy, light-filled first floor salons have stunning views of the Seine and Eiffel Tower while the MONA Café on the ground floor leads out to a quiet, spacious terrace and private garden, providing an oasis of tranquility in the center of a bustling Paris.

The townhouse complements the cultural offerings of an elegant Parisian arrondissement that includes the Musée d’Art Moderne, Palais de Toyko, Musée Guimet and Musée Galliera.

The legendary Mona Bismarck (née Strader, 1897-1983) lived a glamorous and luxurious life, defying convention and later sharing her good fortune to support the arts, fashion and culture.

Following her marriage in 1926 to Harrison Williams, reputed to be among the very wealthiest men in America, Mona swiftly became known as one of the most glamorous and beautiful women in New York, and was named ‘the best-dressed woman in the world’ by the luminaries of fashion. Williams’ vast wealth and elevated position afforded Mona a lavish lifestyle, dividing their time between residences in New York, Palm Beach, Paris and Capri. Several years after the death of Harrison Williams in 1953, Mona married her longtime friend, Count Edward von Bismarck, the grandson of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck.

Her social circle included statesmen and politicians such as American Presidents Roosevelt and Eisenhower; royalty – the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Princess Grace of Monaco; and an impressive number of writers and artists, including Greta Garbo, Cristòbal Balienciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Paul Newman and Enrich Maria Remarque.

The Mona Bismarck American Center in Paris is a confirmed partner in our festival.