of the Saint-Michel forecourt.
Close your eyes and picture an outdoor concert in a setting with naturally perfect acoustics; picture the stage at the bottom of the torchlit baroque Saint-Michel basilica, picture the sea glittering with gold in the distance beneath the stars; picture the world’s most talented classical artists swept up in the magical setting.
Now open your eyes, this is the Menton Music Festival…
Paul Emmanuel Thomas
Festival Artistic Director
Paul-Emmanuel Thomas is a French conductor with many strings to his bow. He was made the Menton Music Festival’s artistic director in 2012, the Turin Orchestra Classica Italiana musical director in 2010 and the 1st guest conductor for the Orchestra Filarmonica del Piemonte. His encounter with Georges Prêtre marked a turning point in his artistic journey and his love for French symphony music and Italian opera.