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It was the composer Jean-Philippe Rameau who coined the term “centre harmonique” to indicate the fundamental note of a chord, from which the vertical architecture of music springs. In the same spirit, Le Centre Harmonique is dedicated, through the excellence of its teaching, to providing a firm foundation for the singer’s growth to fulfilment.
The Centre Harmonique’s central purpose is pedagogic, specialising in post-graduate training of young professional opera and classical singers. Its distinguishing characteristic lies in the fact that it will be offering teaching, not structured like a school, but through invitation. In this way participants can benefit from teaching at the highest level from acknowledged practitioners who have proved their worth in their own field. Throughout the year, the Centre will call upon international figures to give master classes, lectures, courses and workshops on all aspects of the singer’s art. Among those invited will be singers, conductors, singing teachers, accompanists, coaches, directors and actors. Further teaching will be offered in body work (including Alexander Technique, Qi Gong, T’ai Chi), dance, diction, languages, and vocal health.
The Centre Harmonique project also involves the future establishment of its own premises, to provide a real centre, a meeting place and a space to work in. In addition, the creation of an annex of furnished rooms to rent for music students is envisaged.
The Centre Harmonique project was conceived by Philippe l’HERMITE, graduate in engineering at the Paris École Centrale, property developer and project manager. In his spare time Philippe is a committed amateur operatic baritone and past auditor at the Paris Conservatoire National de Musique.