Our dear colleague and ECMTA member Michel Benhaïem, has sadly passed away. His contribution to Chamber Music as a performer, teacher and organiser was enormous and he greatly influenced many people's life. Our network was enriched by his presence and we will remember him with admiration and affection.
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.
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
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.
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