Jean-Michel Mathé, Festival Director from 2003 to2012
In 2003, Jean-Michel Mathé took over as Festival Director in a spirit of continuity, but also openness and innovation.
Clearly focused on sacred music, the repertoire was extended in particular to include the classical period during the Mozart year, to post-Romantic composers, to the music of the twentieth century and to recent compositions.
The balance between well-known works and re-discoveries inthe programme wasstrengthened withcultural and educationalevents (workshops, internships, conferences, free concerts, school concerts, academies, meetings, etc.).