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Call for candidates! Deadline 25 March 2019

There will be elections for Chairman and the Board of the ECMTA at the Annual Meeting in Lisbon at the Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa on 28 April 2019. All Members in good standing are eligible to run for office. Interested candidates are invited to submit a brief biography (500 words maximum) and a short statement (500 words maximum). Each candidate will then be given a forum to speak at the Annual Meeting before the elections take place. In order to provide timely information to members, we ask that submissions be sent by April 8th. Nevertheless, candidates are eligible up to the date of the elections. Submissions should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reminder: the ECMTA is currently an entirely member-driven association. Candidates for Chairman are encouraged to consider the importance of communication and technical support. Candidates for the Board should also be interested in collaboration and willing to bring ideas and skills to the projects of the association.

Annual Spring Meeting 26-28 April, 2019 at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Portugal

European Chamber Music Teachers´ Association (ECMTA)

Annual Spring Meeting 26-28 April, 2019 at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML)

The ECMTA Annual Spring Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal 26-28 April 2019 will be filled with seminars, workshops and concerts from Friday till Sunday. On Sunday 28 April there will also be the General Meeting with Elections for the new Chairman and Board.

We are glad to welcome Fernando Cunha Fontes PhD, from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, expert of the Portuguese chamber music field as invited speaker. Members Forum and thematic speeches provide insights into the chamber music practice, pedagogy and repertoire. As a guest speaker, Gabor Monostori from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest is giving a speech about the history of chamber music teaching at the F. Liszt Academy.

As with several previous meetings, the ECMTA will be meeting in parallel with the Annual Festival of Student Chamber Ensembles – this year, there will be concerts by ensembles from Portugal, Poland and the Baltic States. In addition to ensembles performing in the Festival, student ensembles from participating ECMTA partners will be welcome to participate in masterclasses. As in previous gatherings and meetings, ECMTA teachers and professors are invited to give lessons.

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The ECMTA is grateful to the host of the meeting - the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML) – for their support and cooperation.




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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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Board of the ECMTA 2016-2019

Elected May 1st, 2016, General Assembly of the ECMTA, Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, Warsaw


  • Marje Lohuaru, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia

Vice Chairperson:

  • Katariina Liimatainen, Kuopio Conservatory, Finland

Board Members:

  • Eilis Cranitch, Assoziazione Ensemble Xenia, Turin, Italy
  • Filippo Faes, Conservatory in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
  • Petras Kunca, Lithuanian Musicians´ Union
  • Yiannis Miralis, European University, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Miriam Roycroft, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Ireland
  • Jakub Tchorzewski, pianist

Deputy Board Members:

  • Anna Prabucka-Firlej, Gdansk Academy of Music, Poland
  • Michael Tsalka, pianist


Secretary / treasurer: Piret Väinmaa, Estonian Chamber Music Teachers´Association "In Corpore"

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