The Festival de la Vézère, 36 years of music

Each summer for the past 36 years, thousands of visitors come to Festival de la Vézère to enjoy the finest of classical music.  

  • 700 concerts and musical performances
  • 220.000 spectators
  • Exceptional musical quality
  • A musical experience for young spectators (discovery concerts)
  • The promotion of important cultural heritage sites
  • An active organization : musical journeys and member benefits
  • An impact on local economy through lasting partnerships
  • A dynamic, mindful, and motivated team

 In 2017, the festival will take place between the 12th Of July and the 22nd of August

To see the previous editions' programmes : 2014 programme ; 2013 programme

 36 years of music means

Château du Saillant

Great voices such as Barbara Hendricks, Patricia Petibon, Philippe Jaroussky, Teresa Berganza, Karine Deshayes, Marilyn Horne, Simone Kermès, Nathalie Stutzmann, José Van Dam, Karen Vourc'h, Derek Lee Ragin, Véronique Gens, André Heijboer, James Bowman, Elisabeth Vidal, Marie-Belle Sandis, Valer Sabadus, Vivica Genaux, Adina Aaron, Colette Alliot-Lugaz, Jean-Philippe Lafont .

Excellent solists such as Jean-Philippe Collard, Youri Bashmet, Laurent Korcia, Mikhaïl Rudy, Nemanja Radulovic, Marielle Nordmann, Patrice Fontanarosa, Roland Pidoux, Philippe Bernold, Solenne Païdassi, Olivier Vernet, Jean-Marie Trotereau, Wendy Warner, Paul Meyer, Patrick Ayrton, Kirill Troussov, Richard Galliano, Sergei Nakariakov, Hélène Grimaud, Jean-Marc Luisada, Denis Matsuev .

Exceptional choirs such as the Sirin Choir from Moscow, Calmus Ensemble, the Chamber Choir “Les Eléments”, Voces 8, the Flemish Radio Choir, the Basque Men’s Choir Anaïki, the Orlando Fribourg Ensemble, the Swedish Gustaf Sjökvist Choir the Lausanne Vocal Ensemble, the Ave sol de Riga Choir, the RIAS Kammerchor from Berlin .

As well as highly renowned musical ensembles such as the Wanderer Trio, the Chausson Trio, the Argent Trio, the Modigliani Quatuor, Ysaÿe Quatuor, Köln Concerto, L'Ensemble Contraste, Moscow’s Kremlin Orchestra, Salzburg’s Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava’s « Capella Istropolitana » Chamber Orchestra, The Gewandhaus Leipzig Bach Orchestra , the Artaserse Ensemble, the Camerata Chicago Chamber Orchestra, the Capitole de Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, the Talich Chamber Orchestra, Warsaw’s Sinfonia Orchestra, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy Orchestra, L'Orchestre de l'Auvergne and many more ... including the Diva Opera company performing in the intimate setting of the barn in Le Saillant's castle.

Photo credits : Christian Delmas

Pumeza Matshikiza & Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine - Brive 2016
Edgar Moreau & Orchestre d'Auvergne - Turenne 2016
Ensemble Baroque Limoges - 2008
Barbara Hendricks - 2007
Philippe Jaroussky, Roberta Invernizzi & l'ensemble Anima Eterna Brugge - 2010
Octuor Violoncelle Roland Pidoux - 1994