What is MA Academy?

MA Festival Brugge was proud to present the project MA Academy in 2022 . MA Academy is a bien­ni­al ini­tia­tive in col­lab­o­ra­tion with B’Rock, Il Gardellino and Concertgebouw Brugge and offers young musi­cians the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work under the inspir­ing lead­er­ship of Bertrand Cuiller. The par­tic­i­pants are sup­port­ed and guid­ed by top coach­es from B’Rock Orchestra and il Gardellino, such as Marcel Ponseele, Jan De Winne, Sviridov and Rebecca. The work­shop was con­clud­ed with a con­cert in Concertgebouw Brugge as part of the MA Festival pro­gramme.

During this first MA Academy, we form a won­der­ful orches­tral pro­gramme by Jean-Philippe Rameau, with the sopra­no Déborah Cachet.
There is one aspect of Rameau’s orches­tral treat­ment that can­not be missed. It is his inno­v­a­tive use of wind stands that makes him a fore­run­ner of the Impressionists. That is why, in addi­tion to the oboes, bas­soons and flutes, which are very present through­out his work, we also add horns and clar­inets to the string orches­tra, which he intro­duced in opera.” — Bertrand Cuiller