In 2009, violinist Véronique DAVERIO suggested the organization of a Classical Music Festival in Dinan during summer period. The idea found an attentive ear with the municipality and the “Association Les Rencontres Artistiques de La Rance” together with Véronique DAVERIO set to work with one objective: diversity and accessibility to all concerts. Diversity of artists and guest ensembles and music on offer: romantic, baroque, contemporary, improvisations… And accessibility through very low prices. Véronique had a leitmotif: “to attract young spectators to come to concerts, entry is free for those under 18”.
From the very first edition, success was there and the City of Dinan has since then renewed its support! Over the years, the Festival has become anchored in the season, carried by the enthusiasm of the Association and its Artistic Director, always focused on its values of excellence, diversity and accessibility. Karine DESHAYES, mezzo-soprano, triple Victoire de la Musique, became godmother of the Festival, providing her high patronage as internationally recognized artist! The invited Artists appreciate the framework and the conviviality of the Festival, which allows them to meet face-to-face with audience and to exchange in convivial atmosphere …
In 2015, Young Artists concerts were added, which allow the young talent of tomorrow to gain experience thru public performance… In 2018, for its Xth anniversary, the Festival Eté-Musical à-Dinan offered a magnificent edition, which delighted the public who came in large numbers. It has been greeted by the personalities of the City of Dinan, and in the Press. In addition to the growing number of faithful music lovers who have been following the Festival for many years, there are new Dinan residents and tourists, attracted by the accessibility of the music on offer and the quality of the artists. The Festival has become the essential meeting place for classical music in Dinan for Chamber Music.
The death of Véronique Daverio at the beginning of 2019 struck a heavy blow to the Association, but She had already passed on the torch of the Artistic Direction to François ROBIN. François is a cellist, member of the Van Kuijk Quartet, and very much attached to the city of Dinan where he grew up. The City of Dinan decided to rename the Festival “Véronique DAVERIO Classical Music Festival”.
The Values of the Festival
The eclecticism, the musical excellence and the conviviality guide the programming and the spirit of our Festival, under the impulse of its creator Artistic Director Véronique Daverio.
Léa ADAM, Mahery ANDRIANAIVORAVELONA, Félicie BAZELAIRE, Sylvain BLASSEL, Jean-Vincent BLOT, Claire BRION, Caroline CASADESUS, Frédéric DAVERIO, Véronique DAVERIO, Hélène DELAVAULT, Stéphane DENAY, Karine DESHAYES, Jean-Michel DHUEZ, Shani DILUKA, François DUMONT, David ENHCO, Thomas ENHCO, Béatrice FONTAINE-ALLAM, Isabelle FONTAINE, Arielle GIL, Delphine HAIDAN, Léa HENNINO, Denis IVANOV, Anne-Laure JOSSE-BINET, Helen KEARNS, Cyrille LEHN, Gabriel LE MAGADURE, Enguerrand-Friedrich LÜHL, Annerose MAI, Jennifer MEINIER, Emanuel MENDES, Cédric MULLER, Dimitri NAÏDITCH, Arthur NUSS, Madoka OCHI, Vincent PENOT, Camille PRIVAT, Anne-Sophie RATAJCZAK, Philippe REVERCHON, Aldo RIPOCHE, Cyrile ROBERT, François ROBIN, Florence ROUILLARD, Olivier ROUSSET, Louise SALMONA, Thalie SEFERIS, Yuko SONODA, Philippe TAMBORINI, Vadim TCHIJIK, Ludovic TISSUS, Armine VARVARIAN, Ruth WEBER.
Duo ASTURIANA, Duo DRYADES, Duo VENT D’EST, Ensemble BAROKOPERA, Ensemble baroque ARIETTA, Ensemble DULZAINA, Ensemble ENERGEIA, Ensemble ICARE, Ensemble LA PELEGRINA, Ensemble POLYGONES, Trio DAUPHINE, Trio NAOS, Trio VERONESE, Quatuor AMON, Quatuor CANTIGA, Quatuor DEBUSSY, Quatuor ELLIPSOS, Quatuor EPSILON, Quatuor JUON PROJECT, Quatuor VAN KUIJK, Quintet TANGO NEVEZ, Le CONCERT IMPROMPTU, SALAD.