The Académie Gli Incogniti has been organised since 2017, at the Théâtre des Quatre Saisons in Gradignan (2017, 2018, 2020) and then at the Gîtes du Brugas in Aveyron (2023). The Académie welcomes early music ensembles composed of musicians in advanced studies of early music or in the process of professionalization. It has the particularity to offer classes divided equally between chamber music classes on one side and movement techniques and bodywork on the other side.
This original approach reflects the work carried out within Gli Incogniti since the group's creation (warm-ups, dance, relaxation and Alexander technique workshops). The Academy is also an opportunity for each group to learn to work as an ensemble, receiving advice from Gli Incogniti members. Finally, it contributes to professional integration by offering the groups one or two concerts at the end of the Académie (Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Théâtre de la Coupe d'Or, Église de Saint Juéry...).
"We would like to write to you to say how grateful we are for our time at Gli Incogniti’s
Academie and how valuable we found it and continue to find it on our return, despite being
We found all the tutors inspirational, and really appreciated the warm, welcoming, kind atmosphere combined with the highest level of artistry and professionalism. We have returned to the UK with a fresh energy and with our eyes opened to new ways of thinking and working."
"It was really a very beautiful Académie and we thank again all the team of Gli Incogniti for these amazing moments of music and sharing. We keep very beautiful memories and a crazy desire to continue to make lots of projects on our side".Les Flots baroques
This week was for me like a sublime hike where we are well aware that we are visiting places
so magnificently far from everyday life: the ideal of a body that feels totally well, that breathes totally healthy air, and
therefore a light and joyful spirit. I keep this desire warm somewhere between my feet and my head. I notice that I am already
standing more upright in my chair, and more aware of my movements in general.
Thanks also for the carbon neutrality. It's incredible that it's so marginal (for now) to organize things like this".
Beth Stone, Madeline De Berrie, Marguerite Wassermann, Sarah Small
Anne-Linde Visser, Cécile Chartrain, Yan Ma
Les Flots Baroques
Clément Zanni, Diane Omer, Léo Brunet, Manon Chapelle, Paulo Castrillo.
I Colori dell’Armonia
Debora Valuja, Josepe Andoni Conde Villar, Mariña Garcia-Bouso
Barbara Bajor, Delphine Guéry, Juliette Chabassier, Marina Marque-Bouaret, Mathilde Rafflegeau, Susan Edward
Adrienne Bernadett Illès, Javier Aguilar Bruno, Juan Raso
In 2020, Gli Incogniti gave birth to Green'cogniti, an initiative that aims to adopt eco-responsible practices in all areas of its activity (hotels, transport, catering, office, technical...)
For the Academy, an eco-responsible charter has been put in place (vegetarian meals delivered in washable crockery every evening, seasonal fruits, travels in train, accommodation less polluting than a hotel...).Green'cognitiCharter