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International Youth Chamber Music Festival IN CORPORE Tallinn, Estonia

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in-corporeIn Corpore is an international music festival dedicated to ensemble playing that takes place every year in Tallinn, Estonia. The participants - young performers aged 15-20 - come mainly from countries close to Estonia: from Baltic states and Finland. From the first festival in 2008 it has grown to an international event highly appreciated among the young professionals in our region. The festival is founded and organized by Tallinn Music High School and Estonian Chamber Music Teachers Association "In Corpore".

Festari in Tartu

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festari-2012November 8.-10. 2012, the Tartu H.Elleri NIM. School of Music organised FESTARI, an International chamber music festival. It is long-term collaborative project, which began in 2006, between three music schools: Espoo Music Institute (Finland), Tartu Heino Eller Music School (Estonia) and Jazep Medinši Music School No.1. Riga (Latvia). The Festival was attended by students aged 8 to 25. The main goal of the festival is to increase the appreciation of chamber music among young people, but it also aims to improve pedagogical experience and music education for teachers.

62 students participated in the festival, and in addition to the schools in Espoo, Tartu, Riga, students from other music schools in Tallinn also attended (Tallinn G. Ots Music School). There were four full-length concert in Tartu concert halls and master classes with Natalya Sakkos (Estonian Music and Theatre Academy) and Professor Petras Kunca (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre). Prof. Kunca also gave a lecture entitled "Chamber Music Teaching: Communication Psychology aspects of the concept of empathy and chamber music teaching and learning. " FESTARI has become an important international chamber music event and over the years has proven to be a sustainable part of the pedagogical landscape in the Baltic region.

For photos, see Photo Gallery.

H. Eller Music Schooll's Chamber Music final exam will take place on June 5th, 2013

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From the H. Eller Music School in Tartu: our school is proud of its ECMTA membership, and our chamber music players are joining the work of the Association. The school's Chamber Music final exam will take place on June 5th, 2013 with the following programme:

  1. L. van Beethoven Sonata for violin and piano no. 4: Mari-Liis Urb and Jan Kapp (prof: Kadri Leivategija)
  2. Ed. Grieg Sonata for violin and piano: Kristina Marfeldt and Jaan Kapp, (prof: Kadri Leivategija)
  3. C.Menotti trio for clarinet, violin and piano: Valdma Kaira, Jim Orro, Karel Cancer (prof: Pille Taniloo)
  4. G.Grigorjeva "Quasi niente", A. Dvorzak Sonatine, M.A.Mateu "Solitude", Part III: Brita Reinmann and Liina Juhanson (see photo)
  5. M. Arnold Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Birgit Nadezda Bagai: (prof: Janika Sickle)
  6. E.Denisov Sonata for alto saxophone and piano: Rene Laur and Jan Kapp (prof: Ursula Chillaud)

Vocal ensembles coached by Janika Sickle-Rand will also appear in this concert.
The jury will include all of the chamber music teachers, with Natalia Sakkos of the Estonian Academy of Music in Tallinn as Chairman.


Report on the International Student Chamber Music in Tallinn

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Professor Piret Vainmaa has written a report on the the International Student Chamber Music Festival for 'In Corpore', the Estonian Chamber Music Teachers' Association.

Report on the ECMTA Annual meeting in Tallinn

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Professor Piret Vainmaa has written a report on the ECMTA Annual meeting in Tallinn for 'In Corpore', the Estonian Chamber Music Teachers' Association.

Estonian Chamber Music: Performers and Composers

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Professor Urve Lippus (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre) presented a conference on 20th-century Estonian composers of chamber music at the ECMTA Annual meeting in Tallinn.