Concert by the Aeris ensemble on 27 July 2023 at the Château de Campagne at 9 pm.

Aeris Ensemble

Ensemble Aeris, conducted by Patrick Pagès

Made up of five professional musicians, the Aerïs brass quintet combines musical intelligence, stagecraft and virtuosity. All first prize winners at the Conservatoire, their ideal is to introduce audiences to a wide range of musical genres. Their rich repertoire highlights the musical qualities of each instrument. It offers a broad overview of the different musical forms that have been explored to date. The ensemble invites you on a musical journey, tracing the history and development of the brass family with an educational and humorous touch.


This programme by the Aeris brass ensemble is an invitation to take a musical journey through the 17th and 18th centuries. This period, so rich in social and cultural upheavals, was one of the great turning points in the history of mankind: painting, music, literature, Europe was about to change its face.

Music has also followed these changes: composers, relying on past writings, have been able to produce masterpieces through their talent and the support of the great ones of their world, which today, and tomorrow, remain and will remain for all indispensable references.

The Aeris Brass Quintet explores this rich musical period with original pieces for early brass instruments, transcriptions of pieces from the period and contributions from well-known and up-and-coming composers.

Educational, entertaining and of the highest quality, this programme of Baroque music is designed to provide easy access to the various musical keys of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Although today's brass instruments have evolved in terms of instrumental construction, they have not lost the musical and cultural spirit of the Enlightenment!




1st Mvt of Concerto BWV 1041 J.S. BACH
Andante and Allegro from Concerto St Mark T. ALBINONI
Winter (from the four seasons) A. VIVALDI
Rondeau J.J. MOURET
Dance of the savages J.P. RAMEAU
Suite from Dido and Aeneas H. PURCELL
Trumpet Voluntary J. STANLEY
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba G.F. HAENDEL
Little Fugue in F minor J.S. BACH


Benoît Vergnes

Benoît Vergnes

After starting to play the trumpet at the Carcassonne Conservatory, he entered the Toulouse Regional Conservatory and then the Montpellier Conservatory, where he obtained his DEM in trumpet.

Passionate about all styles of music from classical to variety to jazz, he performs in various musical ensembles throughout the Occitanie region.

He is currently a trumpet player in the Balma paratroopers' band.

Olivier Coursimault

Olivier Coursimault

Having started playing the trombone with Mr. Michel Boulan, he was nevertheless predestined for a teaching career (French/Latin).

In 1999, music caught up with him: he left the most beautiful region in the world (the Arcachon Basin) and went to the capital to validate his musical training with Pascal Gonzales (Conservatoire du 9ème arrondissement) and Philippe Girault (CRR Boulogne-Billancourt) while working as a military musician with the 8th Signal Regiment Band at Mont-Valerien.

He continues to perfect his skills during his postings (Rennes and Toulouse since 2010) by participating in numerous musical projects with various ensembles.

He joined the Aéris quintet in 2013.

He is currently a trombonist with the Parachute Band.

Nadine Vescio

Nadine Vescio

Born in Dijon, she started playing the horn at the Regional Conservatory in the class of Pierre Brille and Bernard Morard. She then joined the horn class of Emmanuel Padieu (Conservatoire du 7eme arrondissement de Paris), in parallel with her university studies, and obtained her degree in Musicology in 1996 (University of Burgundy).
She then joined the classes of Philippe Bréas and Jean Michel Vinit at the Conservatoire Regional de Rueil Malmaison, where she obtained a first prize in 1998 and a prize of excellence in 1999.
She then continued to perfect her skills in the class of Michel Molinaro (Mâcon).
In 1999, she joined the Main Band of the French Army as 1st horn, then from 2003 to 2009, 1st horn in the Band of the South East Land Region.

Since her arrival in the Toulouse region in 2010, she has participated in various symphony orchestras, including Claude Roubichou?s Toulouse Mozart Orchestra.

She joins the Aerïs quintet in September 2020
Max Fouga

Max Fouga

An exceptional tuba player, Max Fouga is a complete artist in more ways than one.

His musical career has been rewarded with numerous distinctions (1st prize in tuba and chamber music at the CNR in Toulouse, 1st prize and certificate of instrumental improvement in tuba at the CNSM in Lyon, where he validated the UV of choral singing, history of music, arts and civilisation, orchestra, chamber music and musical training.

Since 2010, he is a holder of the CA of Tuba teacher.

He is an additional musician in many prestigious bands that regularly call on his services:

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France?

Director of the municipal music school of Mirande (32) since 1994, he is also assistant professor of Tuba at the Toulouse Conservatory since 2004.

Alongside his musical activities, he is a passionate painter (awarded the Hautes-Pyrénées General Council Prize), sculptor (wood, stone and bronze), poet (awarded the Paul Valéry Prize by the city of Montpellier in 1999), swimmer and judo player (black belt).

Patrick Pagès

Patrick Pagès

He began his musical studies with an enlightened amateur: Joseph Rigudes.

First prize at the CNR in Toulouse in the classes of Jean-Pierre Canihac and Jean-Pierre Mathieu, he perfected his skills with Roger Jeanmarie and Robert Pichereau.

Holder of the C.A. in conducting, the C.A. in charge of conducting, the C.A. of the CNFPT in Trumpet,

Former director and trumpet teacher at the Muret music school, he is now a trumpet teacher at the Montauban Conservatoire.

Imbued with baroque music, he regularly performs with the Montauban baroque orchestra, the Toulouse baroque ensemble, as well as with the Nice baroque ensemble.

He is also an additional musician of the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra.

The park of the Château de Campagne

The area has been inhabited for more than 5000 years. The present village is built around a castle and its magnificent park, where the concert will be held.

Chateau de Campagne

The Festival

24260 Audrix, France



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