The Beethoven Festival in Beaune is a highly anticipated event for lovers of chamber music, set in the charming town of Beaune, Burgundy. The festival was created in 2018 by Sung-Won Yang, cellist and artistic director, in collaboration with Frédéric Mugnier from Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier, a music lover who has contributed significantly to the musical culture in Burgundy by organizing a music festival in Beaune. The festival aims to bring together audiences and musicians in a warm and intimate atmosphere. The festival's fifth edition, Deep Root, will take place from April 20 to 23, 2023, and will feature exceptional international artists.
This year's festival theme, Deep Root, invites the audience to explore the rhizomes of music, that deep connection between music, wine, and vineyards. The festival will showcase the works of four historical figures who left their mark on our civilization: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert. These composers continue to inspire musicians, writers, philosophers, and politicians alike.
Day 1 (April 20th)
Performers: Cellist Christoph Coin and harpsichordist Bertrand Cuiller
Content: Performance of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach
Day 2 (April 21st)
Performers: Pianist Momo Kodama and Soprano Singer Sunhae Im
Content: Performance of famous works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Day 3 (April 22nd)
Performers: Quartet Chaos
Content: Concert dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven
Day 4 (April 23rd)
Performers: Cellist Sung-Won Yang, Violinist Olivier Charlier, and Pianist Emmanuel Strosser
Content: Closing the festival with a performance of compositions by Franz Schubert.
The festival is committed to transmitting music to all audiences, with moderate ticket prices and concerts in hospitals and for people who are far from music. The festival also conducts awareness-raising activities in the region, including artistic encounters with students from the Beaune Conservatory.
The Beethoven Festival in Beaune has established itself in the cultural landscape of the region, thanks to its commitment to accessibility, artistic excellence, and warm atmosphere. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the beauty of chamber music and the charming town of Beaune.