Rencontres Musicales de Noyers : 32ème édition du 09 au 23 juillet 2023.

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Cello Masterclass with Gary Hoffman


Gary Hoffman made his debut at the age of 15 at London's Wigmore Hall, and at the age of 22 became the youngest teacher at the renowned Indiana University School of Music, where he remained for eight years. In 1986, he was awarded the Rostropovich First Grand Prize, which opened the door to an international career that has taken him to perform with the greatest ensembles on the various continents under the direction of André Prévin, Herbert Blomstedt, James Levine, Andrew Davis, Mstislav Rostropovich, Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano and Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Gary Hoffman is also an established recitalist, invited to the most important concert halls. A committed spokesman for contemporary music, he has created numerous concertos dedicated to him by composers such as Graciane Finzi, Renaud Gagneux, Joël Hoffman, Laurent Petitgirard and Dominique Lemaître. Based in Paris since 1990, Gary Hoffman plays on a Nicolo Amati of 1662 that belonged to Leonardo Rose. Sought after for his teaching talents, he teaches in the greatest academies and festivals (Salzburg, Ravinia, La Jolla, Curtis Institute, CNMSP Paris, Israel, Manchester Kronberg, etc.). In 2011, he opened the cello class of the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth de Belgique, of which he is the appointed Master.

     Piano accompaniment by Julien Le Pape

Julien Le Pape was admitted at the age of 15 to the CNSMD in Paris where he obtained a First Prize in four disciplines: piano, chamber music, harmony and accompaniment.
In 1999, he was a finalist in the Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey-Montreux. In 2003, he received the Geza Anda Foundation's Encouragement Prize for his performance at the Geza Anda Competition in Zurich.Julien Le Pape is as passionate about his work as a soloist as he is about his work as a chamber musician, and he performs regularly in France (Festival Chopin de Nohant, Ravéliades de Ciboure, etc.) and abroad. He is a member of TM+ and the Ensemble Sésame, and performs with several orchestras, as well as collaborating on projects combining theatre and music. Julien Le Pape has recorded a solo piano disc in Tokyo, devoted to Debussy and Poulenc, as well as two discs with the trumpeter Romain Leleu (Indesens and Aparté labels). He is also a teacher of accompaniment and sight-reading at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt.


  • Dates of the course : Sunday 9 to Friday 14 July 2023

Each student will have three hours of lessons.
The masterclass is limited to 8 students.

  • Location : Noyers

  • Date of the end of course concert : Saturday 15 July 2023

  • All-inclusive price: 850 euros

This package includes the lessons, meals taken together with the teacher and the accompanist in a restaurant in the medieval town, accommodation with families in Noyers and connections to the station in Tonnerre (89).

Each participant will have free access to the concerts given during the course.

Gary Hoffman will be in concert on 12 July 2023.


Registration :

2023 registrations will be open 15 February.

Click on "demande d’inscription » (registration request), then fill in the form that appears online. In the "CV" section of the form, please include links to recordings of one or two of your performances so that the teacher can evaluate your application.

Each artist teacher is free to select the applications we send him/her, based on the CVs and recordings provided, within the limits of the places available. We will contact you.

As soon as the teacher has accepted your application, we will ask you to confirm your registration by paying the sum of 100€ corresponding to the compulsory membership of the RMN association (20€) and the registration fee of 80€. This payment will not be reimbursed if the student withdraws later. The balance (750€) must be paid by 16 June 2023 at the latest by bank transfer, cheque or holiday voucher.


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