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LyricA Braine-L'Alleud

Master classes

May 1-5, 2024

Application deadline: April 15, 2024





Marie-Noëlle de Callataÿ, soprano

The Belgian soprano, Marie-Nöelle de Callataÿ, began her singing studies at the age of 15 with Greta De Reyghere.
After 3 years, she entered the Conservatoire de Musique de Bruxelles in Jules Bastin's class, where she obtained the first prize in concert singing and lyric art and the diploma superior of opera singing with the greatest distinction.
She obtained a grant of the Fondation Belge de la Vocation, which allowed her to study in London with Vera Rozsa.

Marie-Nöelle de Callataÿ appeared in the operas Dido and Aeneas by Purcell (Dido and Belinda), Don Giovanni (Zerlina) and Le nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart (Suzanna).
She has given many recitals of Lieder and chamber music and has taken part in oratorios in Belgium and abroad (Netherlands, Italy, UK).
In December 1989 she toured in the USSR with Sylvia Traey. She recorded a CD of Peter Philips with the Ensemble Currende.

Marie-Nöelle de Callataÿ is prize-winner finalist of the International Competitions of Singing of 's Hertogenbosch and of the Queen Elizabeth Competition.

Marcel Vanaud, baritone

After studying in Brussels Conservatoire and in Liége, Marcel Vanaud spent seven years with the Opéra de Wallonie, before beginning his international career at La Monnaie in Brussels in the three Mozart/Da Ponte operas.

A regular guest at opera houses all over Europe and in North and South America, his repertoire includes Verdi's Nabucco, Ezio (Attila), Francesco (Masnadieri), Stanker (Stiffelio), Miller, Luna, Germont, Boccanegra, Renato, Carlo (Forza del Destino), Rodrigue, Iago and Ford as well as other Italian baritone parts, the main French baritone Martin roles, and Wagner's Dutchman.

He made his La Scala debut in the premiere of Giacomo Manzoni's Dr. Faustus; he has also appeared in Hindemith's Cardillac, Gottfried von Einem's Danton's Tod and Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex.
He sang Vitellius in EMI's recording of Massenet's Hérodiade under Michel Plasson; Marcel Vanaud also recorded a CD recital of Verdi baritone arias.

Tiemin Wang, tenor

Tenor Tiemin Wang studied at the Beijing Conservatory and the Brussels Conservatory under the guidance of Jules Bastin. He has performed as a soloist at the China Philharmonic and the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie.
Tiemin was a laureate of the International Competition of Verviers and the International Singing Competition and Spiga d'Oro in Sicily. He has portrayed the roles of Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don José in Carmen, Manrico in Il Trovatore, Masaniello in La Muette de Portici, Duca in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Symon in Der Bettelstudent, and René in Der Graf von Luxemburg.

He has also undertaken various roles in Il Tabarro, Un Ballo in Maschera, From the House of the Dead, Lady Macbeth, Il Prigioniero, Otello, La Khovanchtchina, Viaggio a Reims.
Additionally, he has performed in recitals and oratorios: Gounod's Messe solennelle, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Mozart's  and Verdi's Requiem...



Registration deadline: April, 15, 2024


  • via e-mail:


  • Bell'Arte aisbl

    39bis, chaussée d'Alsemberg
    1420 Braine l'Alleud - Belgique
    Tel: +32 2 385.15.50 or +471 85.37.25 (SMS)


The Welcome meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 1st, at 9:30 am,

Address: Académie de Musique, 49, rue du Château, 1420 Braine-L'Alleud.
The planning of the lessons and the practical aspects will be communicated on that occasion, not before.
The lessons start immediately after.

Scores for the pianists must be sent as pdf at the application AND assembled scores for the pianists must be also sent by regular mail.

The course will include individual lessons and group classes. The final concert will be  organized on Sunday May 5th at 4:00 pm.
The lessons and concert will take place at the 
Académie de Musique de Braine l'Alleud, rue du Château 49, 1420 Braine l'Alleud, at walking distance from the train station.

For those who want to add some extra days to their stay, we strongly recommend a visit of the following places:

  • Battle field of Waterloo (on Braine-L'Alleud): 20 minutes walk from the school

  • Brussels Grand Place and old city center: 20 minutes by train (Gare Central)

  • L'Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville: 15 minutes by car

  • Bruges: Medieval town: 1 h 30 by train - 1 hr by car

  • Namur: On the Meuse river, Citadelle: 1 h 30 by train - 45 min by car


A) APPLICATION FEE: 80 Euros (Not-refundable)

  • Active Participant : 150 € - listener: 60 €

        (under 10 years: 90 Euros)

  • Special reduction on Tuition (not on application fee): 100 € ( instead 150 Euros)
    for inhabitants/Academy Braine l'Alleud (student card or proof of address) or participants in the competition 2024.

Refund Policy:

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

  • Cancellation before April 17, 2024: refund 50% of the tuition

  • Cancellation before April 20, 2024: refund 25% of the tuition

  • No refunding if cancelling on April 20, 2024 and beyond

  • The application fee is not refundable.

Only the students who paid the complete amount (tuition + application fee) will be scheduled for the lessons.


  • For active participants: short biography or teacher's reference

  • For listeners: no conditions for listeners

Transport &




The Fondation Bell'Arte is based in the very centre of Braine- L'Alleud, at around 25 km South to Brussels, half the way between Brussels and Charleroi. The Académie de Musique de Braine-L'Alleud is at a 10 minutes walk from the foundation or from the railway station.

  • If arriving by plane:
    Brussels International Airport (based in Zaventem),
    or Brussels South (based in Charleroi)
    are both convenient to arrive in Braine-L'Alleud, as easy train connections exist.


  • If arriving by train:
    Braine l'Alleud's station is on the railway connecting Brussels to Charleroi.

    * From Brussels-Gare du midi, Gare Central, Gare de Luxembourg:
    Take the train towards Nivelles/Charleroi: stop at "Braine-L'Alleud"

    * From Charleroi Station:
    Take the train towards Brussels: stop at "Braine-L'Alleud"


  • If arriving by car:
    * Coming from Brussels: On Ring Est, exit 25 ("Butte du Lion"/Braine-L'Alleud-Waterloo).
    Then, take direction "Braine-L'Alleud Centre", and follow "Ecole des Arts". The academy is right next door, same building.

    * Coming from Paris: Ring Est (Zaventem, Waterloo, ...), exist 24 - "Braine-L'Alleud Centre"


  • For a limited number of persons: possibility to stay at the Château du Cheneau in a shared room (3-4 persons), from May 1st, evening till Sunday 5th, noon. 

  • Costs: May 5 evening till 10 included: 180 € 

This housing doesn't include any meal.
ion order will be followed for the attribution of the rooms and is only available for people from abroad.
Payment must be made together with the application, after confirmation of the availability.

Several Airbnb's are present at Braine l'Alleud. Worthy to check too.

  • For those who wish to stay in Brussels (youth hostel - regular hotel)- easy transportation by train - or in Waterloo (car needed), advice can be given by the organization.



Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Printable application form:  * Application form in PDF        * Application form in Word

to be sent to:
Mrs. Hilde Delle-Vigne
e-mail: foundatio


Bell'Arte aisbl
39bis, chaussée d'Alsemberg
1420 Braine l'Alleud-Belgique

Scores must be sent as pdf at the application AND assembled scores for the pianists must be sent by regular priority mail.

  • Name: ____________________________________________

  • Given name: _______________________________________

  • O picture/headshot-passport size, by post mail or jpg file only

  • O Short Biography


  • O Active participant

  • O Observer


  • Tessitura: ___________________________          Vocal range: _____________________________________

  • Gender: __________________________________________________________________________

  • Place and Date of Birth: ____________________________________________________________

  • Nationality: _______________________________________________________________________

  • Address: __________________________________________________________________________



  • Phone:   __________________________________________________________________________

  • e-mail: ___________________________________________________________________________

  • Diplomas - Level: __________________________________________________________________



  • Current studies: ___________________________________________________________________

  • Current teacher: ___________________________________________________________________

  • Former teachers: __________________________________________________________________



  • Proposed works (duets/trios are welcome)

    1) ____________________________________________________

    2) ____________________________________________________

    3) ____________________________________________________

    4) ____________________________________________________

  • O Student/inhabitant of Braine l'Alleud-Académie de Musique or ICPA - participant in the voice competition
    (proof must accompany this application)


  • Accommodation

During the course my address will be: _____________________________________


My Phone during the course: _____________________________________

I would like to apply for the housing at the Château du Cheneau: YES - NO



  • The housing, upon request, is based on the order of registration, and in respect of the Covid sanitary rules.
    It's in a shared room of 3 or 4 persons and doesn't include any meals. The unique pri
    ce is 120 € for the 6 nights. 
    Ask for availability before applying.

  • The cost has to be paid at the application, after confirmation of availibility by the board.


Payment Details:

Application fee:       80 Euros

Tuition:        _______________ Euros

Housing:       _______________ Euros

in case of extra-european bank transfer: + 10,00 Euros

total amount:        __________________Euros

Refund Policy:
Application Deadline: April 7, 2024

  • Cancellation before April 10, 2024: refund 50% of the tuition

  • Cancellation before April 17, 2024: refund 25% of the tuition

  • No refunding if cancelling on April 17, 2024 and beyond

  • The application fee is not refundable.

The information on the web site is the only valid reference

Concerts or (master)classes may be recorded and videotaped by the organizing committee for subsequent broadcast, video and audio recording use.
The applicants hereby grant the organizers the right to make use of their names, photography, voice
and biographical materials as well as audio, video and DVD recordings on TV, radio and Internet for promotional use.

The committee is allowed at any time to modify organization elements and/or to decide about an eventual cancellation, if the circumstances require it. 

  • name of the account holder: Fondation Bell'Arte aisbl

  • name of the bank : FORTIS - Brussels

  • address: 3, rue Montagne du Parc - 1000 Brussels - Belgium

  • account number: IBAN BE81 0019 2719 8424


  • communication: LyricA + NAME

    Attention: If international bank transfer, please add 10 Euros for bank charges.


In case the exact amount was not received, the difference will be claimed at the beginning of the course.

The proof of the payment must accompany the application form

Bank Datas

  • contact the Executive Director/Events Coordinator:
    Mrs. Hilde Delle-Vigne


    Artistic Director/President: Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri

  • Bell'Arte aisbl
    39bis, Chaussée d'Alsemberg
    1420 Braine l'Alleud - Belgique


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