Pathways in Teaching
This March ESTA is offering five Sunday afternoon sessions for string teachers to further examine some of the many pathways in teaching. Each session will be presented by one of the UK’s leading instrumental string educators, and are designed for those wishing to investigate and/or improve their knowledge and teaching skills. Sessions will be held at the Primrose Hill Community Centre, London.
All string teachers, with or without their instruments, are welcome. People can book for the whole series or pick and choose between the sessions. For further information or to book please visit www.estastringsevents.org
Summer Music Academy Sinaia 2014
It is said that once a year, in the summer, stories come to life. Sinaia, the stone paved city with paths that lead to the Castle, with royalty stories and idyllic scenery - the long-dreamt holiday place. Here, it is said that yesterday and tomorrow have met today, in the present, and since then they are telling stories.
Summer Music Academy Sinaia, through its master-classes, workshops and concerts give you the opportunity to taste the magic of the place, a city at the base of mountains, called "The Touristic Pearl of the Carpathians". Sinaia invites you to live, for a few days, in her everlasting present, enjoying musical chords, away from the city buzz.
String Quartet Survey
String quartets - working together
Do you have views you'd like to share on the group dynamics of quartets, especially when it comes to leadership? Researchers at the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music are currently conducting a survey in this area, so if you have experiences (good or bad!) to share, or if you'd like to contribute to this research then complete the survey
Dear ESTA –Colleagues, dear guests and all, who are interseted in string playing;
ESTA Germany wants to host all of You at the forthcoming International ESTA-Conference in Dresden 8th to 13th April 2014. Dresden, very close to the border of Poland and Czech republic inspired our slogan:
Music without Limits
Musique sans limites
25 years after the fall of the iron curtain we want to present You a musical and pedagogical programm referring to that slogan: open minded with a fresh, new view on music.
We will have concerts of Youth orchestras and well-known soloists, workshops concerning dance-music or jazz and master classes, music from Tartastan and Albania, lectures about musicology and the latest research on brain function.
You will have the opportunity to move Your body, joining a Workshop of Alexander technique or a Feldenkrais session.
The inspiring site of Dresden with the Frauenkirche, the Semperoper, the river Elbe and its bridges, the countryside with the town of porcelaine, Meißen and the Elbe sandstone mountains will do its best to have an interesting conference.
So we look forward to meeting You in Dresden 2014!
30th May - 1st June 2014
International Workshop based on the principles of the Havas New Approach to string playing developed by Kato Havas
12th October 2013
Tutors from The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts & The Royal Danish Academy of Music
Tutors: Arne Balk-Møller (violin), Sakari Tepponen (violin), Claus Myrup (viola), Niels Ullner (cello), Svante Wik (clarinet)
Guest tutors: Henrik Goldschmidt (oboe), Tone Sundgaard Anker (french horn), Joel Gonzalez (double bass), Ditte Fromseier Hockings (folk music)
The Carl Nielsen Masterclass has for the last 8 years been a very successful event in Assens, Denmark – as an arrangement for orchestra and chamber music. The Carl Nielsen Masterclass in Assens 2013 will be for Sinfonietta and chamber music. We expect between 40 and 50 participants from Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe and China.
Course fees will be free for Double Bass players. For more information please visit: cnmasterclass.dk/2012/?page_id=753
28th August - 1st September 2013
ESTA UK celebrate the organisations fourtieth Anniversary by holding the ESTA International Conference in the inspirational setting of Oxford University.
For more information please go to: www.esta2013.org
30th July 2013
26th Sommermusik im Oberen Nagoldtal (before: Altensteiger Sommermusik im Oberen Nagoldtal) – master classes and children’s courses as well as chamber music classes for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, piano and composition.
You find details under www.sommermusik-nagoldtal.de or www.altensteiger-sommermusik.de (in English, too).
From 27th April 2013
International cello courses and master classes
Cellos at Belle Serre, Spring and Summer 2013
May Week: 27 April- 4 May
Summer Week 1: 16 - 23 July
Summer Week 2: 27 July - 3 August
Summer Week 3: 7 – 14 August
Set in five acres of gardens and woodland, with magnificent views of the Montagne Noire, Belle Serre offers an idyllic environment for an intensive cello week in south-west France, with international cellist Lowri Blake. Lowri will be giving daily master classes and group tuition in an informal atmosphere. Cello ensembles and chamber music will be coached by guest musicians and there will be a concert given by participants on the last evening of each course. Amateurs, students and professional cellists are all welcome. The cost, to include tuition, meals and accommodation is €870/£710. Non-residents: €700/£560 including lunch and supper daily. Camping at Belle Serre: €780/£630 including tuition and all meals. 10% discount for full-time music students (18-24). 10% reduction in fees if you book two weeks in 2013.
Visit www.cellosatbelleserre.com and www.busyline.blogspot.com for full details. News updates on Facebook: Cellos at Belle Serre. Do join us for what promises to be a most enjoyable week immersed in cello playing in a beautiful and relaxing setting.
Germany will host the International Conference in 2014 in Dresden
The host country will be MALTA
3rd August 2013
For the first time at this year's festival, Zêzere Arts is running a masterclass for advanced string players under the guidance of the award winning Lopes-Graça String Quartet joined by double bass player Adriano Agiar. Students will spend one or two weeks studying at an advanced level, playing chamber music and forming the nucleous of the Zêzere Arts Festival Orchestra.
For more information: www.zezerearts.com/strings-masterclass
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