Violin – Viola – Cello – Double bass



• Brevet d’Exécution
• Diplôme d’Enseignement
• Diplôme d’Exécution
• Diplôme Supérieur d’Enseignement
• Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution
• Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste


COMPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINES, depending on the pursued diploma*:

• Music theory
• Sight-reading
• History of music
• Harmonic analysis
• Analysis « Form and Style »
• Chamber Music

* Equivalences may be offered after validation by Dean of Studies.


Advances classes are also open to students who have obtained a graduate degree from the School or to new students by audition. For further information and enrollment, contact us by mail: or by phone 0033 (0)1 47 63 85 72



ENMP Chamber Orchestra

Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Chamber Orchestra is composed of about 30 students and is conducted by Philippe ENTREMONT.
No recruiting audition. Applications are open to students registered at least in 5th division? Priority is given to students preparing the  Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution or d’Enseignement (6th Division).
Heads of sections are selected upon audition (priority also given to students preparing the Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste)
Registration during the first semester. Rehearsals from January to May.

Orchestra Excerpts Workshops

There are several workshops to study orchestra excerpts  during the year.
They are reserved for students preparing the  Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution, Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste or in advanced classes (perfectionnement).
Dates and modalities will be given during the first trimester. See the « School information page » .

Experience in professional orchestras (Internships)

Orchestre Lamoureux (internship for students in strings classes) : french symphonic orchestra founded in 1881 and led by Fayçal Karoui, is one of the most popular groups playing french music today. Students from strings courses in Diplômes Supérieurs de Concertiste have the opportunity to participate in a certain number of concerts in prestigious concert halls such as Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Salle Gaveau…
Selection audition takes place during the first semester. The date is indicated in the “School Information”  page.

Orchestre de Chambre  Nouvelle Europe (internship for students in strings and winds classes): The Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe (« new Europe ») brings together young musicians from all around Europe who are living at the present time in Paris, France, and who share common extremely high musical and technical skills, as most of them are also starting their international careers as soloist and/or chamber players.
Selection audition takes place during the first semester. The date is indicated in the  “School Information” page.


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1er et 2ème prix au Concours International des jeunes violonistes -Louis Spohr

David Castro-Balbi remporte 5 prix dans la catégorie des 18-20 ans au concours International des jeunes violonistes

David Castro Balbi

David Castro-Balbi, violoniste, lauréat du Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste 2014

« J’ai trouvé à l’École Normale de Musique de Paris un lieu où me préparer efficacement aux concours internationaux et à une carrière de musicien, d’excellents professeurs, beaucoup d’attention et d’écoute, et un accompagnement sur mesure. »