Since its creation in 1993, the Ambronay European Baroque Academy has constituted an important step in the early career development of young artists. A training and professional insertion project, the Academy has been directed by such renowned conductors as William Christie, Jordi Savall, Christophe Rousset and Hervé Niquet.
Amongst its former participants are many who have gone on to forge highly successful international careers, such as Patricia Petibon, Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Ophélie Gaillard and Sophie Karthäuser.
The Ambronay Baroque Academy had been appointed a European Union Cultural Ambassador from 2011 to 2013. The financial support which accompanies this distinction had allowed the Cultural Encounter Centre to further develop its work with emerging young talents.
Ambronay has started a partnership with Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia (Italy) in 2010.