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In Memoriam

Our dear colleague and ECMTA member Michael Flaksman, has sadly passed away.

Michael Flaksman was a wonderful person whom we sadly lost. His warm spirit and generosity was a joy to all who knew him.

He made many great contributions to the European Chamber Music Teachers Association and helped it move forward in better ways.
His work as a chamber music teacher and performer is remarkable and will remain in our memory.

We have had the great honor and pleasure that Michael Flaxman was with us.The ECMTA family will remember him with admiration and respect!

SAVE THE DATES! ECMTA Autumn Gathering November 8-10 2019, Leiston Abbey, Suffolk, UK

In cooperation with: Pro Corda

The European Chamber Music Teachers Association´s Autumn Gathering takes place on 8-10 November 2019 in Leiston Abbey, Suffolk (United Kingdom). Our host and partner is Pro Corda

The delegates are invited to arrive in the evening of 8th of November, the activities will start in the morning of 9th of November.

The ECMTA is glad to welcome Simon Rowland-Jones (Royal College of Music, London) and Daniel Tong (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) as guest lecturers. Their topics are: Daniel Tong - "The Piano in Chamber Music and a New Festival and Competition in Birmingham", and Simon Rowland-Jones - "Peters Urtext of Haydn quartets".

Detailed program with the Members Forum and masterclasses will be available soon on the website www.ecmta.eu

Inscription form and practical information: see www.ecmta.eu

Deadline for inscriptions: 13 October 2019

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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.


Leiston Abbey programme

Inscription form

Practical information

Announcement in PDF


European Chamber Music Teachers´ Association´s Annual Spring Meeting at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Portugal on 26-28 April 2019

The ECMTA Annual Spring Meeting in the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa was filled with seminars, workshops and concerts from Friday till Sunday. We were glad to welcome Fernando Cunha Fontes PhD, from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, expert of the Portuguese chamber music as invited speaker. As a guest speaker, Gábor Monostori (Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest) gave a speech about the history of chamber music teaching at the F. Liszt Academy. Members Forum and thematic speeches provided insights into the chamber music practice, pedagogy and repertoire. As with several previous meetings, the ECMTA was meeting in parallel with the Annual Festival of Student Chamber Ensembles – this year, there were concerts by ensembles from Portugal, Poland and the Baltic States. In addition to the concerts of the Festival, 24 student ensembles participated in the masterclasses given by ECMTA professors.

The ECMTA wishes to express its deepest gratitude to the host of the meeting - the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML) for their tremendous support and cooperation.




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NB! Save the dates!

The next meeting of the European Chamber Music Teacher´s Association will take place in Leiston Abbey, Suffolk, UK on 9-10 November 2019!

Registration available soon at www.ecmta.eu

Read about our previous meetings at https://www.ecmta.eu/ecmta-events


STAMP – Shared Training Activities for Music Professionals - project was completed successfully

A consortium of 10 European partners including European Chamber Music Teachers´Association worked hard for 2 years to develop training in different fields of music. Now the trainings of the EMC STAMP project are all available! Check them out:

Summary STAMP

ECMTA - European Chamber Music Teachers´ Association

The mission of the Association is the non-profit promotion of chamber music activity and education in Europe. For this purpose the Association shall organize chamber music activities , for example, courses, educational events and conferences, as well as editing pedagogical materials and cooperating with music institutes. The Association shall make proposals and initiatives to enhance the position of chamber music activity.ECMTA recruites both institutional and private members. The Association organizes the administration and the registration and gives information of the activities organized in the future. The Association expresses its will to cooporate with other pedagogic associations and institutions like EPTA, ESTA; EVTA; AEC; European music academies and conservatoires.

European Chamber Music Teachers Association
Euroopan Kamarimusiikkipedagoginen Yhdistys ry / Europeiska Kammarmusikpedagogiska Föreningen rf
Reg No: 198.453 (Helsinki)
Business ID or VAT identification number: 2371224-6
Registered address: Tatari 13, Tallinn 10116, Estonia
Bank: Luminor Bank AS EE621700017004017862


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