Vannes Early Music Institute

The Vannes Early Music Institute was created in 2011 under the impetus of the town of Vannes in Brittany and Bruno Cocset. Cellist, researcher and teacher, Bruno Cocset has devoted his entire professional life to Baroque music. As a partner to the major players in the rediscovery of this repertoire, such as Jordi Savall, Christophe Coin and William Christie, he was soon involved in passing on his experience.  

The Vannes Early Music Institute is mainly based on the European Academy of Early Music in Vannes, which celebrated its tenth edition in July 2020. In order to support the first steps of young musicians in their professional life, the Academy offers seminars, concerts and master classes in partnership with the major European music schools. The European Academy of Early Music in Vannes has already welcomed nearly 340 students, who came to perfect their skills with leading specialists in early music. 

The Vannes Early Music Institute also has a string instrument-making workshop and resource centre, open to both students and the public. It also manages an excellent stock of instruments. Since 2011, around one hundred concerts and almost ten conferences have been held, with an audience of almost 2,500. 

We have been supporting the Vannes Early Music Institute since 2021.