The meeting was organized by the Quartetto di Cremona with the collaboration and patronage of the Museo del Violino, Walter Stauffer Academy, Comune di Cremona, Teatro Ponchielli and Camera di Commercio di Cremona. Students from the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali 'C. Monteverdi' in Cremona were also participating. Events took place in the Museum, the Theatre, and the Chamber of Commerce, so the weekend was an exceptional opportunity to explore the cultural environment of this beautiful city.
Participation in the meeting was free for ECMTA members. Thanks to the generosity of our hosts, a visit to the brand new Museo del Violino, the buffet lunches, and coffee breaks were provided as well. Hotel rooms at special prices were being held until February 5th.
Together We Are Stronger
The meeting featured a round-table bringing together representatives of our host partners to share ideas about how chamber music projects allow them to work together in fruitful and innovative ways. We were joined for a guest lecture by Alessandro Casarotti, CEO of Empleko and researcher in post-conflict analysis, who spoke about the role of music in cultural reconstruction. The meeting also included a Members' Forum, masterclasses, three concerts, follow-up meetings of the thematic work groups begun in Savonlinna, and the General Meeting.