Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, entrusts to Bruno Messina, director of the Berlioz Festival, the task of preparing the 150th anniversary of the death of Hector Berlioz.

On March 8, 1869, the illustrious composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) disappeared, an essential figure in the history of music, including many musical institutions in France and around the world, prepare to honour the memory of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his death in 2019.

Françoise Nyssen has chosen to entrust Bruno Messina with the preparation of this celebration. Within the framework of a broad partnership with musical institutions, it will propose and implement the highlights, on the artistic, scientific, educational and cultural levels. He would surround himself with a Berlioz committee and contribute to the development of documentation, information and communication materials with a view to improving the dissemination of Berlioz’s work to all audiences.

Director for ten years of the Berlioz Festival which takes place in his home town, Côte-Saint-André, and the department of Isère, Bruno Messina has given this event a remarkable rise and an international audience, at the service of the posterity of the composer’s work.