French cultural life - July 2019

Culture that hits the right notes - A round up of the arts and culture stories creating a buzz in France

1. Pass the baton to young conductors

A fresh batch of baton-wielders under the age of 35 years has begun the long road towards the finals of the prestigious Besançon Competition for conductors, which will take place in the Burgundy-Franche-Comté city in September.

Preliminary selection has begun in four cities – Berlin, Montreal, Beijing and Besançon itself – for those seeking to become professional conductors, whatever their training or their experience; no previous qualification in the industry is required, and the competition is the only one where candidates are not selected on ...

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