The 74th edition of the Besançon International Music Festival, as well as the final rounds of the 57th International Competition for Young Conductors, will take place from 10 to 25 September 2021.

A year ago, we presented a “limited edition” of the 73rd Festival.
It is with optimism that we will soon unveil the programme of the 2021 edition, hoping for a happy reunion with the artists and the concert venues. Not all the clouds have lifted, and there may still be restrictions may still exist in September, but we will do our best to offer you the best possible conditions.
You will find some programmes or artists postponed from 2020, but also many other projects, young talents or ensembles that you love.
We will be celebrating the anniversaries of Saint-Saëns and Stravinsky, among a host of other composers, and Camille Pépin, who will be finishing his residency with us.
Jazz, world music, free concerts and concerts for young audiences will always have a good place in Besançon, while the Festival reinforces its presence in the region.
Finally, the 57th Young Conductors’ Competition, an unmissable highlight, will leave its mark on this cultural season full of hope!

Jean-Michel Mathé, Director
Myriam Grandmottet, President
and the Festival team

Details of the programme will be announced on Tuesday 25 May 2021.

Until then, stay connected on our social networks to follow the life of the association and the preparations of these editions!