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Homepit(ch) chambermusic competition for amateurs in Augsburg, Germany, at 22.- 25.5.2014.

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Augsburg2-prev* * * Unfortunately this competition is cancelled from this Spring. It will be held later! * * *

Do you love to play music together instead of just listening to the stars of the classic world? Do you enjoy meeting other musicians and work on new pieces as an ensemble? Would you like to playfully present your skills and talk to others who enjoy the same? Then you can look forward to a unique weekend (May 22 to 25, 2014) in Augsburg.

The German Mozart Society invites non-professional chamber music ensembles to meet their enthusiastic and tolerant competition jury as well as the encourageing audience of the city of Augsburg. In this competititon the fun of making music together and meet people with the same interests will most certainly be more important to everybody than winning a prize.

This house concert competition for amateurs is promoted by the German Mozart Society and it will be organized in cooperation with European Mozart Ways and the Leopold Mozart Centre of the University of Augsburg. Home pit(ch)- competition will be a part of the 63rd German Mozart Festival, which takes place in Augsburg from May 17 to May 25, 2014.

37. International Summer Academy for Chamber Music Lower Saxony. 25. August – 15. September 2013

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Application deadline: May 10, 2013
Since more than thirty years, students from all over the world have been celebrating this annual festival of chamber music. Within the historic walls of Kloster Frenswegen, set in the idyllic landscape around the Dutch-German boarder, students of string and wind instruments as well as pianists gather to work intensively, with internationally well-known teachers of chamber music – standard and lesser-known works – in a wide range of instrumental combinations.

Working conditions at the Kloster Frenswegen are ideal; the results of the three-week course are excellent. This summer academy opens various possibilities for a future career: alone in the last years six ensembles that had built the core of their repertoire at the summer academy have won important prizes at international music competitions.

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Home Pit(ch): Chamber Music Competition for Amateur Musicians

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With support from the Deutsche Mozart Gesellschaft, the first Home pit(ch) competition for Music Amateurs was organized Oct 18-22 in Augsburg. Vice-Chairman Keijo Aho served in the jury, and the ECMTA was an official partner for the competition.

17 ensembles from Germany, Austria, Belgium, and China participated, ranging in age from 7 to 73. Contestants

Read Vice-Chairman Keijo Aho’s report of the event >>

Michael Flaksman (Hochschule für Musik Mannheim and ECMTA Board member) announces workshops and festival in Slovenia and Italy

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