Port-Royal-in-the-Fields International Music Festival

The festival was born during the pandemic in August 2020 from the vital impulse to meet again with other musicians and play music for spectators. Musicians and spectators were then conquered by the wonderful setting of Port Royal Port Royal is situated in the countryside near Paris. This is an ideal place, a landmark in French culture although it has become somehow clandestine which conveys it spellbinding charm. I decided together with Philippe Luez, curator of the national museum of Port Royal and my friend Jérôme Akoka, a distinguished musician, to set up this long-term adventure whose next episode will be a Schubertiade. It will bring together well-known European artists and musicians from Les Dissonances. The spectators will be able to wander around the wonderful estate and enjoy exceptional evenings. Masters of international renown will hold public masterclasses for bright young artists. Inspired by Schubert’s authentic and idealistic spirit, we will all meet from July 1st till July 11th, in the glory of Summer. This is the promise of a world full of joy again.

David Grimal