The « Fonds instrumental »
Since the first days of the festival, Bernard Hervet and Daniel Weissmann, supported by Aubert de Villaine, have decided to help young artists who have limited access to quality instruments. In order to create violins, violas, and cellos they have engaged internationally recognized luthiers, such as Stefan-Peter Greiner, Patrick Robin, Günter Siefert, Petr Sledaček, Antoine Gonon, Franck Ravatin, Apostol Kaloferov and Bernard Sabatier.
To select the young musicians who will benefit from the loan of a string instrument from the collection of the Fonds Instrumental, Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot uses its vast network of partners and professionals. Daniel Weissmann, General Secretary of the festival and coordinator of the Fonds Instrumental, invites professional musicians for an audition, organized annually at the Couvent des Cordeliers in Beaune.
For the 2022 auditions, the “Fond Instrumental” offers the loan of 9 instruments for a period of 1 to 3 years.
The next audition will take place on Friday January 7th, 2022.
Selected candidates will be invited to the auditions and contacted before mid-December.
The auction at the Gala Dinner
After enjoying the closing concert of the festival, three hundred and fifty guests have the privilege of attending the gala dinner organized in the Chateau’s Great Hall (Le Grand Cellier). During this gastronomic tribute to the great wines of Burgundy there is the traditional auction of prestigious wines and works of art. All received monies are donated to the scholarship fund for Young Talents and the Fonds Instrumental. The auction is conducted by Anthony Hanson.
The Fonds Instrumental of Musique & Vin au Clos Vougeot is also supporting the “Orchestre des Quartiers“, initiated by the Dijon Bourgogne Orchestra in 2010. He commissioned and bought 12 violins and 11 cellos in 2009/2010, then participated financially in the purchase of 7 trumpets and 7 trombones.