Every spring, the Principality holds its annual classical music festival, the Printemps des Arts Monte-Carlo. The 2024 edition promises a rich and diverse programme, featuring a selection of artists and venues with something to please everyone.
The 40th Festival will take place from 13 March to 7 April 2024.
A little history...
The Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo is a music
festival founded in 1970 at the behest of Princess Grace of Monaco. H.R.H.
the Princess of Hanover has been the festival's President since 1984, and the
composer and conductor Bruno Mantovani has been its Artistic Director since May
2021. Following in the footsteps of his predecessor, the composer Marc Monnet,
he puts together programmes that cast a critical eye over history while forging
a real dialogue between the different works presented at each evening's
From Medieval music to contemporary creations, traditional music to jazz, the
Printemps des Arts encompasses the vast diversity of languages, aesthetics, and
schools, and builds bridges between musicians who at first glance appear to
have little in common.
Over the next three years, the festival is set to
focus on the stylistic development of numerous composers, both classical and
contemporary, by featuring their first and last works. Finally, special
attention is paid to the dialogue between music and other forms of artistic
expression. Dance, theatre, and even gastronomy will all play their part in
this celebration of sound.
The Printemps des Arts invites spectators to experience a veritable whirlwind
of music, a whirlwind of the senses and the spirit, a whirlwind of shared
discovery and wonder.
For the 40th festival...
This year will include a musical dinner served in the highly prestigious Salle Belle Epoque room at the iconic Hôtel Hermitage.
A veritable composer of flavours, Michelin starred chef Yannick Alléno has concocted a menu in several movements, married perfectly with the violion of David Haroutunian for the ultimate multi-sensory experience.
Festival Le Printemps des Arts Monte-Carlo / BBC and Sim Canetty-Clarke /Mirco Magliocca / Société des Bains de Mer Monte-Carlo