Changing cities – MP2013 venues

1 architecte ©Kengo Kuma associates

Darius Milhaud Conservatory

Aix-en-Provence
7 000 m2 dedicated to teaching music, dance, and theatre
62 teaching spaces, 15 individual rehearsal spaces, and 5 group rehearsal spaces
2 rooms reserved for the dramatic arts and 4 dance studios
500-seat auditorium
  • Useful information
  • Address
    Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse Darius Milhaud
    3, rue Joseph Cabassol 13100 Aix-en-Provence
    Tel. 04 88 71 84 20
  • Opening hours
    Public hours:
    From 8am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday

    Office hours:
    From 8:15am to noon and 2pm to 5pm from Monday to Friday

    School holiday hours: 9am to noon and 2pm to 5pm

Designed by Kengo Kuma, the new conservatory of Aix-en-Provenceis is a type of rhythmic monolith with angles of wood and metal that evoke Japanese origami.

A public institute of artistic training since its foundation in 1849, this is one of the oldest dance and music conservatories in France. Since 1972, it has carried the name of Darius Milhaud, the celebrated composer from Aix-en-Provence.

The building is home to 62 teaching spaces that are divided between training and musical culture and are adapted to six disciplines: strings and keyboards, wind instruments and voice, drums, ancient and traditional music, and jazz, and electro-acoustic music.

The new conservatory welcomed its first class of students in September 2013.