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SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY SINAIA 2015 master-classes & concerts violin, viola, cello, flute

16 - 29.07.2015

SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY SINAIA 2015 master-classes & concerts violin, viola, cello, flute

Location: Sinaia," the Pearl of Carpathians"
Registration Deadline: 15 June 2015
Complete Info: office@jmevents.ro, www.jmEvents.ro
Tutors: renowned artists and professors from the Royal Academy of Music London, University of Music Vienna, Nantes Conservatory, Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Hochschule für Musik Berlin, Lille Conservatory, National University of Music Bucharest. Complete list at jmevents.ro/events/summer-music-academy-sinaia-
Organizers: jmEvents, European Music Academy, ESTA Romania

Musicians have the opportunity to participate in an international seminar of instrumental training of highest standards, which offer:
- customized training, individual master-classes
- coaching and mentoring
- rehearsals and hours of study assisted by professor
- auditions
- public concerts

- enhancing the young artists’musical knowledge and performance skills under the direction of professors and professional musicians of outstanding international reputation
- experiencing various methods of teaching and learning music
- stimulating the interpretative capacity of young artists
- intercultural communication between participants from different countries, the academy being a pleasant way of meeting and interacting with fellow musicians from the international network

ESTA Student Baroque String Orchestra

16th May 2015

1975-2015 ESTA-Nederland 40 jaar
International ESTA-conference 2015 Middelburg
Invitation to the ESTA Student Baroque String Orchestra
ESTA Netherlands has the pleasure to invite young and advanced students of all ESTA branches to participate in the Baroque String Orchestra.
Are you a classical string student and do you want:
- more experience in playing baroque music?
- to learn the ‘baroque principles’ under the lead of the well-known conductor Jaap ter Linden? - to play with a baroque bow?
This is your chance!
From May 16 -22 2015 there will be the ESTA Student Baroque String Orchestra in the Netherlands.
Conductor Jaap ter Linden:
As one of the first early music specialists, Jaap ter Linden witnessed the very beginnings of many of the oldest and finest baroque ensembles as co-founder of Musica da Camera and principal cellist of Musica Antiqua Köln, The English Concert and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. From these auspicious beginnings, he moved further into the spotlights, either playing solo concerts and intimate ensemble repertoire with the world's finest interpreters or at the helm of an orchestra as conductor.
He founded and directs the Mozart Akademie (with which he has recorded the complete Mozart symphonies) and is a regular guest director and soloist with the Arion Ensemble (Canada). He has led many period instrument orchestras such as the San Francisco Philharmonia Baroque, Portland Baroque and Amsterdam Bachsoloists and has lent his expertise to modern ensembles such as the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie.
Works from Dutch composers as Christian Ernst Graf, Pieter Hellendaal. Other tba
5 violins I, 4 violins II, 3 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass
You can bring your own instrument, we’ll play on 440 Hz. But if it is difficult to travel with your own instrument, we could provide one for you – please let us know.
You’ll play with a baroque bow, which we provide for you!
Arrival at Tuesday 16th of May 2015 in Middelburg. First rehearsal will be at 4 pm.
The rehearsal period will be May 16-22 2015 in Middelburg.
The final concert on Friday 22nd of May will be the opening of the international conference 2015.
All participants of the Student Baroque String Orchestra are invited to join the international conference as well (for free)!
1975-2015 ESTA-Nederland 40 jaar
International ESTA-conference 2015 Middelburg
Selection for participation:
Every ESTA branche will select which of her own students she wants to present to the conference board of the Netherlands. Be aware that it is a condition that the teacher of the student must be an ESTA-Member. The deadline for applications will be the January 1st 2015. Soon afterwards you’ll hear if you are a member of the ESTA Student Baroque String Orchestra 2015!
If we have more applications than places, we will select on the following criteria: - a mixture of different ESTA branches
- age range between 18 and 25
- artistic experience
- a short recommendation letter from the teacher and the confirmation that the teacher is an ESTA member.
Travel costs: everybody is responsible for their own travelling. It could be possible that your own ESTA branche will pay the travel costs. If needed the participant can apply for a contribution for the travel costs at ESTA Netherlands.
ESTA Netherlands will offer accommodation and breakfast at hosting families, lunch and dinner. In case you are going to visit the conference, you can stay longer with your hosting family. Dinner on Saturday, lunch on Monday and the excursion to Veere will be included in the conference program, other costs are for your own responsibility (see Agenda on www.esta2015.nl).
If you need an invitationletter for getting your visa, please let us know!
Please send your application form before January 1st, 2015 to: elisetenwest@hotmail.com



Art. 1 The Piero Farulli Association - Music is a Gift to Share, under the
High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the sponsorship of the
City of Florence and in collaboration with Orchestra della Toscana, announces the first
Art. 2 The competition is dedicated to original compositions for string quartets (two violins, viola, cello), addressed to young musicians between ages 10 to 17. The aim of the competition is to promote and support the renewed interest of composers for the string quartet repertoire and its role in music education. Another aim is to build a repertoire of new works conceived according to two progressive types of technical requirements:
1. Primary or intermediate level of instrumental difficulty
2. Advanced level of difficulty
The scores may have detached and facilitated parts and/or semplified/alternative versions.
Art. 3 The competition is open to unpublished works by composers of any nationalities and of any ages. All compositions must be sent according the procedure listed below and must include an attached written text in Italian or English describing the composer's motivations and didactic goals.
Art 4 Music scores may be sent in two ways:
A) In digital PDF form, to be sent as a file attachment to the following address: concorsocomposizione@associazionepierofarulli.com. In case that the attached file is over 1 MegaByte it will be requested to use the system wetransfer.com.
B) In hardcopy to be sent by regular mail to the following post office box:
Concorso di composizione Piero Farulli - casella postale n. 1481 – Firenze 7 – 50122 FIRENZE (IT). Music scores will not be returned and will be kept in the archive of the Association Piero Farulli as document files.
Authors presenting works with unprecedented graphic symbols or characters will be asked to supply explanatory tables to allow correct understanding of such signs.
In case music scores will be selected for the performance, the composer will be asked to provide all detached parts for single instruments.
Art. 5 Along with the composition, no matter the manner of submission, all candidates must complete the registration form with the following information:
• 􏰀 name, surname, place and date of birth, citizenship, address, email address, phone number
• 􏰀 the length of the composition (maximum 12 minutes)
• 􏰀 declaration of acceptance of all competition rules
• 􏰀 author's statement declaring that the composition is original and unpublished as well
as never performed in public before
In case of composers holding exclusive rights with publishing companies, it will be requested to wave his/her rights in an attached statement written on the music score: Work composed for the Composition Competition Piero Farulli, la Musica un bene da restituire, first edition 2015
- statement of acceptance and no monetary compensation for the following events: public performance, audio recording and video shooting of the composition performance, its broadcasting, archive filing of audio and video material for discographic release purposes. In all cases authors will not demand any reimbursements besides those granted by copy rights
- statement of acceptance that all personal data will be handled according to the Italian Code on Privacy matters (D. Lgs. 196/03)
• - artistic resumé and academic curriculum
• - a recent photo of the candidate
• - a photocopy of a personal ID
The application form can be downloaded from the Association website: www.associazionepierofarulli.com.
Art. 6 The President of the International Jury will be Giacomo Manzoni. The Jury will select the winner who will be awarded with a prize of Euro 3000,00 along with a first performance in Florence, within the international festival Play it! promoted by ORT, in June, 2015.
The winning composition will be published by Casa Ricordi as the first volume of the new book collection Piero Farulli for the Didactics of String Quartet.
The Jury has the power not to assign the prize.
The Jury may point out other works showing features of special interest (max 3) for an album wich may be published by Casa Ricordi .
In case there are current or former students among candidates of a Jury member, he/she will abstain from voting; in such case the vote of the Jury President or older member will count for two votes.
The results of the selection will be published on the website of the Association Piero Farulli as well as on the sites of Orchestra della Toscana/Cemat/Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali. The results will be also personally communicated to the winners.
Art. 7 Award winning work and finalists could be recommended for public performances held by young quartets promoted by Associazione Piero Farulli. The winning composition will be a mandatory work in the seminar for young string quartets which will be held in 2016 in Cremona under the aegis of the Association.
Live Streaming performances on RadioCEMAT will be broadcasted upon request of the Association.
Art. 8 All works and related documentation must arrive by (and not later than) April 15, 2015. The envelope must say clearly "Concorso internazionale di composizione Piero Farulli".
In case of shipping from abroad by regular mail, senders should declare that the package has no commercial value in order to avoid customs fees. (The shipping label should say: "Documents for audition without commercial value"). The administrative office of the competition will be at the Fondazione Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Via Verdi, 5 – 50122 Firenze. The final decisions of the Jury will be published by June 5, 2015.
Art. 9 The Jury holds the power not to use any materials which do not satisfy the requirements specified hereby.
Art. 10 The decisions of the Jury, whose authority is recognized by all candidates while applying to this competition, are final and unappealable.
Art. 11 Authors accept all rules above described while applying to the competition and presenting their work.
Failing the compliance to the rules above described will cease all rights derived from the participation to the competition.
Art. 12 All legal controversies will be directed to the Court of Florence.
For further information candidates may write to info@associazionepierofarulli.com or visit the website www.associazionepierofarulli.com

ESTA International Conference Middelburg Netherlands

22-26 May 2015

ESTA International Conference Middelburg Netherlands

43rd International ESTA conference, Middelburg, Netherlands.

Book before the 1st of February for an early bird discount of 30%.
There is one fee for the whole conference (22-26 May) which includes: all the workshops (except the workshop make your own bow), demonstrations, lectures, eight concerts, tea and coffee breaks, an excursion and three meals: dinner on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Monday.

At Info you'll read about the availability of instruments, what we charge for the bow-making workshop, discount possibilities, what to do when you like to hire a bike and what does 'staying at the Roosevelt Academy' mean. At Info/Locations you'll find a little map of Middelburg, where the locations of the conference are shown. Here you'll also find the website of the tourist information and a website to find a B&B or hotel.

For further questions please send an email to: info@esta2015.nl.


54th International Violin Competition Premio Paganini

February 28 to March 8 2015

54th International Violin Competition Premio Paganini
will take place in Genova February 28th to March 8th 2015.

Managed under the artistic direction of Maestro Fabio Luisi, the International Violin Competition is named after the great Niccolò Paganini.

After having graduated extraordinary violinists such as Salvatore Accardo, Gidon Kremer and Leonidas Kavakos, the Premio Paganini turns again to young talents from all over the world and it is ready to crown a new winner.

The International Violin Competition "Premio Paganini" officially began in 1954 with a threefold purpose:
it sought to nurture gifted young violinists, usher them into the international spotlight, and establish the city of Genoa in Italy as a prominent cultural centre.

Over the ensuing decades, it indeed became a virtual hotbed of dynamic talent for young and aspiring classical violinists and definitively put Genoa on the cultural map.

For more info email: staff@premiopaganini.it

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