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The Duruflé Trio: The Academy Faculty Forms an Ensemble

About us: The Duruflé Trio was founded with the intention of preserving the simplicity of music. Together with access to numerous period instruments, not limited to pianos by Dulcken, Erard, Walter, and Bösendorfer, we aim to look back on music with historical lenses, while applying the knowledge we have gained since. We wish to recreateContinue reading “The Duruflé Trio: The Academy Faculty Forms an Ensemble”

The Organ of Saint Matthew The Apostle: Our First Official Album Release

After much hard work and progress this year within the Academy, we are thrilled to announce another huge step towards our development: we are releasing our first album as an institution. This album is a collection of 4 works, by César Franck and Olivier Messiaen. The first is César Franck’s lovely Fantaisie in C, inContinue reading “The Organ of Saint Matthew The Apostle: Our First Official Album Release”

Inaugural Music Festival

In the first of many music festivals hosted by the Duruflé Academy, the faculty showcased their musical expertise through recitals hosted in our Discord server. On Friday, Matthew Cates opened the festival with a recital, and on Saturday an evening service featuring organ and choir was followed by a piano masterclass taught by Prof. KelseyContinue reading “Inaugural Music Festival”

Our Board of Advisors: Frédéric Blanc

Originally from South-West France, Frédéric Blanc improvised at a young age on the piano and organ and then decided to devote himself definitively to music. After his studies at the Conservatories of Toulouse and Bordeaux, he perfected his skills in particular with Pierre Cogen, André Fleury, Marie-Claire Alain and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé. He has won severalContinue reading “Our Board of Advisors: Frédéric Blanc”

Why Maurice Duruflé?

As far as composers go, Maurice Duruflé is relatively obscure. So, why? Why did we choose to name our school in memory of this man? After all, it is the first thing people see when they see us. We want to inspire intrigue. We want people to ask: “Who is that?” “What did he do?”Continue reading “Why Maurice Duruflé?”

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