Founded in 1979 by William Christie, Les Arts Florissants is one of the most internationally acclaimed Baroque vocal and instrumental ensembles.
Specialized in the performance of Baroque music on period instruments, Les Arts Florissants has played a pioneering role in the revival of 17th and 18th century Baroque repertoire. Under the baton of William Christie and Paul Agnew, the Ensemble gives around 100 performances each year in France and all over the world in the most prestigious venues, for staged or semi-staged performances of operas and oratorios, large-scale concerts, as well as chamber music and vocal concerts.
Les Arts Florissants has launched several education programs for young musicians :
– le Jardin des Voix, its Academy for young singers created in 2002 ;
– a partnership with the Juilliard School since 2007 ;
– and the Arts Flo Juniors program for conservatory instrumentalist students.
It also organizes numerous outreach and educational events aimed at building new audiences.
In order to allow everyone to discover its rich repertoire, Les Arts Florissants has produced an impressive discography of nearly 100 recordings
Le Jardin des Voix has become an acclaimed event, highly anticipated by both the public, eager to discover the voices of tomorrow, and programmers looking to snatch up young talents for the international music scene.