ECMTA Autumn Gathering 3-5 November 2017 in Leiston Abbey, Suffolk (UK)
In cooperation with Pro Corda www.procorda.com
The European Chamber Music Teachers Association´s Autumn Gathering took place in Leiston Abbey, Suffolk (United Kingdom), on 3-5 November 2017. Our host and partner was Pro Corda. The ECMTA Autumn Gathering delegates were privileged to hear and see the presentation of Pro Corda by prof Andrew Quartermain, artistic director. Our guest speakers included prof Matthew Jones (Head of Chamber Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, UK), Richard Ireland (Artistic Director, ChamberStudio, UK) and Kai Christiansen (San Francisco, CA, USA), founder of Chamber Music Database earsense.org
The events included masterclasses for students by ECMTA members/professors, Members´forum and concerts. We were happy to welcome two our member professors Yiannis Miralis and Michael Tsalka with their program "Sacred Orbs of Dance" (see BOOKLET of AUTUMN GATHERING 2017 below) with works by Spanish, Cypriot, Greek, French, American, South-American and British composers.
Leiston Abbey is a beautiful historic site dating from 1363, set in the Suffolk countryside only a short drive from the seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. The beautiful abbey ruins are incorporated into the buildings providing a stunning backdrop. Parts of the ruins were purchased in the 1970s by Pro Corda, the International Chamber Music Academy, a charity running music courses for children and adults.
BOOKLET of AUTUMN GATHERING 2017
Program and practical information
Masterclass schedule for Leiston Abbey 3-5 November
MEMBERS FORUM program
Members Forum abstracts Liimatainen K
Information about accommodation in Leiston Abbey for the participants