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  Young Virtuosi Festival
Castlereng and Limoux’s historic churches Castlereng and Limoux’s historic churches

13 to 22 July 2017

Young Virtuosi is an exciting new celebration of young and scintillating music talent all set against the background of the valley of the Cougain, a river in Aude, near Carcassonne in Languedoc Roussillon, an idyllic and untouched corner of Southern France. Young Virtuosi started with two concerts in the medieval village of Castelreng and the nearby town of Limoux in 2008. In 2011, Young Virtuosi created with the support of the local mayors and community the Festival de la Vallée du Cougain to provide a unique opportunity to showcase exceptional and international young artists, and offer the artists themselves crucial and potentially career-defining performance experience, as they pursue varied and global careers as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. The festival gives the 'next generation' of global musical talent the chance to gather together, rehearse and share ideas and inspiration, culminating in a special series of concerts in medieval churches and picturesque villages along the valley.

2017 is our tenth year, with the support of the Limouxin Region, the festival will present six concerts in La Digne d'Amont, la Digne d'Aval, Castelreng, the town of Limoux, as well as Alet-les-Bains and St Hilaire. The festival is as special for its faithful and expanding audience members as it is for the performers. These concerts will showcase not only the genius of great repertoire and composers, but also a fresh, vibrant and utterly committed style of playing which is the hallmark of the ensemble's youth and virtuosity.


Concert dates

15 Juillet - Limoux
16 Juillet - St Hilaire
17 Juillet - Alet les Bains
18 Juillet - La Digne d'Amont
19 Juillet - La Digne d'Aval
21 Juillet - Castelreng


Tel (France) : +33 7 80 55 77 16
Tel (UK) : +44 7768 387 960




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Festival de Musique de la Vallee du Cougain July 2017



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