History of Prangins Baroque

Our history


The project, formerly called Baroque à Prangins, was created by Igor Diakoff, member of the Municipality in charge of culture, and Marijana Mijanović, internationally renowned opera singer. It took place from September 29 to October 4, 2020.

Eight young professional singers, selected from 40 applicants from around the world, had the opportunity to work on baroque opera arias with contralto Marijana Mijanović, stage director Kateryna Sokolova and harpsichordist Dušan Toroman.

Five days of artistic creation were open to the public, and two concerts were presented in the church of Prangins. This event was warmly received and met with great success and acclaim.

Baroque à Prangins’s initial intention to involve the community of Prangins in all the stages of the project’s elaboration, was quickly concretised by the valorisation of the various competences of our fellow-citizens. In order to continue in this spirit and to perpetuate this event, the association Prangins Baroque was created at the end of 2020, and the second edition of what is now called Prangins Baroque will take place from September 6 to 12, 2021.

Former participants