With today 20 years of presence and actions on the territory of Ardèche, the « Cordes en ballade » festival is now recognized as one of the major events of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, both in terms of musical requirements and true accessibility. Since 1999, the Debussy String Quartet, whose reputation is well established throughout the world, has not stopped coming to settle in Ardèche every summer, not to afford the luxury of a holiday well-deserved after seasons in France and abroad, but to offer to this territory, which he had fallen literally in love with, a unique musical event, unifying and friendly : thus were born the « Cordes en ballade » festival.
This year, the festival « Cordes en ballade » will take place from 2 to 14 July 2024. It will be an opportunity for the Debussy String Quartet to go off the beaten paths and offer a program particularly rich in surprises ! But the festival does not stop there: the transmission to future generations continues each summer with the Academy, a music training welcoming about sixty chamber musicians, motivated in learning string quartet. Daily lessons, concerts and artistic meetings will punctuate these twelve days of improvement.