Mirepoix Musique promotes concerts of classical music (particularly French and English) in and around the mediaeval town of Mirepoix, in the Midi-Pyrénées..

The first full festival will take place in October 2015 but initially we are promoting a concert of English string music given by the London Contemporary Orchestra on May 31st 2014 at the Salle Paul Dardier in Mirepoix. [poster.pdf ]

Who we are

The Artistic Director of Mirepoix Musique is the English composer John Woolrich, who has been Artistic Director of Dartington Summer School and of the Aldeburgh Festival in England.


Mariette Purcell


Emma Lashford


Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Diego Masson
Pierre-André Valade

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Join us to help establish a platform for classical music in Mirepoix. As a Friend you will benefit from a discount on tickets and invitations to a range of special events. Download a Friend application form (pdf).


We need volunteers to join our team of helpers. At concerts you could greet people at the door, help direct the audience to their seats, sell programmes or serve refreshments. Or you could help set up a rehearsal venue, put up staging, house or feed a musician. There is always a job for someone to do, and we are grateful for any help.

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Ulysees Awakes

31 May 2014
Salle Paul Dardier, Mirepoix

English string music given by the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, with soloists Daniel Pioro and Charlotte Bonneton. [poster.pdf ]

Purcell – Chacony
Michael Tippett – Little Music
Monteverdi/Woolrich – Ulysses Awakes
Holst – St Pauls Suite
Wolf – Italian Songs
John Woolrich – Capriccio
Elgar – Serenade

The London Contemporary Orchestra draws together London’s brightest and most talented young string players. Formed in 2008, the LCO has worked alongside a distinguished array of composers and artists, including Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. In 2010 the LCO was recognised by the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards for its audience development work.

Daniel Pioro is the leader of the London Contemporary Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the LCO and, most recently, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Charlotte Bonneton is a member of the Castalian String Quartet. She has performed in many prestigious venues as a soloist including the Maison de Radio France, the Auditorium du Louvre, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Festival Radio-France in Montpellier.