Musical Moments

7th, 8th & 9th November 2014 – Young prodigies
The Modigliani Quartet interprets Haydn - Extract filmed during the November 2008 Musical Moments.
The Hermitage Barrière’s Musical Moments is a special event appreciated by all. It is a regular meeting for music lovers and a huge success thanks to you, the harmonious backdrop, performers and the music of course! A truly unique moment.
This autumn’s Musical Moments includes the new generation’s most brilliant musicians for three marvellous days of music with their teachers. And their teachers are all top quality musicians in their own right: the Wanderer Trio, Jean-Marc Phillips Varjabédian, Raphaël Pidoux, Vincent Coq and pianist Claire Désert…
There will also be budding violinists, cellists, pianists and wind instrument players who will make up tomorrow’s elite. During the weekend you will witness the unique relationship between student and teacher and see how knowledge & skills are passed down.
In addition, you will have the pleasure of listening to a new ensemble from Tokyo, la Folle Journée Camerata, based on this wonderful type of relationship.
Pieces rarely heard in concert that have never been presented at the Musical Moments, such as Schubert’s magnificent Octuor or Beethoven’s rare Septuor will be played, plus classical pieces such as Dvorak’s quintets and Brahms trios…
It will be such a special moment that seeing the talents of tomorrow come to life in front of your eyes will linger long after, and you will forever be proud to say “I was there”.
The peaceful Hermitage Barrière***** opposite the Atlantic make up the perfect settings for chamber music. In addition to the wonderful relationships between the musicians is also the relationship they weave with the public thanks to the Hermitage’s intimate character and the warm & friendly dinners for the musicians and their public… There can be no better place than this lovely Anglo-Norman manor opposite the ocean to listen to music in complete peace.
The quality of the programme, top class service and relaxation also set the scene to this special musical weekend.
Claire Désert: piano
Trio Wanderer: trio with piano
Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian: violin
Raphaël Pidoux: cello
Vincent Coq: piano
Trio Les Esprits: trio with piano
Mi-Sa Yang: violin
Victor Julien-Laferrière: cello
Adam Laloum: piano
Programme & concert prices:
Friday 7th November
6.00pm / 8.00pm - 2 concerts followed by cocktails – €40
10.00pm dinner with the artists – €53
Saturday 8th November
11.00am concert followed by conference – €21
1.00pm lunch - €52
6.00pm / 7.30pm - 2 concerts followed by cocktails – €41
10.00pm dinner with the musicians - €72
Sunday 9th November
From 11.00am to 12.45pm buffet lunch - €52
2.00pm concert followed by cocktails – €35
6.30pm concert – €20
9.00pm dinner – €46
Book your chosen concert or stay on site with our accommodation + concert + meals package.
Special Musical Moments Packages:
Stay from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November 2014.
From €470 per person, including:
- 2 nights in a double room, countryside view,
- Full board (including drinks),
- Cocktails,
- Tickets to the 6 concerts (from 6.00pm Friday to 5.00pm Sunday).
Extend your musical weekend at the Hermitage Barrière:
Thursday night, 6th November 2014:
- 1 night in a double or single room,
- Breakfast,
from €167.
*Price per night per room, subject to terms & conditions and availability.
Sunday night, 9th November 2014:
- 1 night in a double room
- Breakfast,
- Sunday 6.30pm concert,
- Sunday 9.00pm dinner, 
from €150*.
*Price per night per room, subject to terms & conditions and availability.
2014-2015 Novelty: Musical Moments for children.
The Hermitage Barrière offers special conditions to families, plus a special concert for children, 3.30pm Saturday.
Special Family Offer: The Hermitage invites your children
Free accommodation, meals & concerts for children sharing parents’ rooms (1 to 2 children, under 12).
Concert & package information & reservations: +33 (0)2 40 11 46 46 ask for Béatrice Jouvin -

Crédit photo: Carole Bellaiche