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Chamber Music Competitions in Lithuania

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The activity of Chamber Ensemble Department of Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre remains very active. Studies are constantly supplemented with student concerts, competitions and master courses of arriving foreign professors. There were six chamber music master classes organized this year, forty chamber ensembles and string quartets participated in them. The courses were led by prof. G. Sproge (Latvian Academy), prof. W. Klos (UDK, Austria) and prof. K. Aho (Metropolia University, Finland). For the first time, courses were held for chamber guitar ensemble. They were led by prof. H.Maetlik (Estonia MTA) and prof. E. Rosella (Montovos Conservatory, Italy). Next week masterclass of prof. M. Fernandes (UDK, Austria) will take place. Both the professors and the students of the department are very grateful to the colleagues that led the master classes for valuable remarks and inspiration for the search of musical self-expression.

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.

The Orlando Festival, academies for young professionals, students, and amateur musicians

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We are especially looking for students to participate in the Orlando Academy. More information about the Academy you will find by clicking on the following link:

Narnia Music Camp in Umbria

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From Aldo Campagnari, a summer camp for musicians with techers from Europe and USA running between 1 and 22 July 2012 in Umbria.

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Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Establishing New Chamber Music Department

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For the 2012-2013 academic year the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole is establishing a new Chamber Music Department with the following professors: Bruno Canino, Natalia Gutman, Andrea Lucchesini, Trio di Parma, Pavel Vernikov.

Each participating group can have lessons with one professor or various lessons with all members of the Department. The new Department is part of an exchange project with HEMU of Sion, Switzerland, director: Jan Dobrzelewski.

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We Play Music with Friends - 10th Anniversary

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We Play Music with Friends celebrates the 10th anniversary of its annual Festival/Competition for young performers. For complete information about this year's events:

Summer Courses in Warsaw

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From Maja Nosowka (F. Chopin University of Music, Warsaw). Summer Courses in Warsaw in August for different instruments, vocal and piano chamber music as well as composition and jazz improvisation.

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3rd N.Rubinstein Chamber ensemble and string quartets competition

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Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory is proud to present the 3rd N.Rubinstein Chamber ensemble and string quartets competition named after the founder of the Conservatory. The competition will take place at the end of September 2013. All information can be found on

3rd Tatiana Gaidamovich Chamber ensemble competition

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As a co-organizer Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory presents the 3rd Tatiana Gaidamovich Chamber ensemble competition. Tatiana Gaidamovich was an absolutely extraordinary person – musicologist, scientist, writer, and teacher. For many years she was one of the leading chamber ensemble professors in the Moscow Conservatory, training hundreds of student, among them Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Bonduryansky, among others.

The competition will take place at the Mikhail Glinka Magnitogorsk Conservatory, 1-5 December 2012. The deadline is 1 September 2012. Further information can be found on

FIAMPSE Akademie Spain 2012

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VIII International Forum For High Musical Development in Southern Europe will be held August 9-17, 2012. The meeting has been created in order to bring together young students from all over the world. It is a place where professors, students, artists and public gather around music, lutherie and fine arts, developing a cultural and artistic exchange through concerts, exhibitions and masterclasses.


  • Massimo Paris (Viola and Chamber Music)
    August 9th to 17th
  • Michael Wolf (Doublebass and Chamber Music)
    August 9th to 17th
  • Concerto Malaga, resident orchestra

For detailed information:

Chamber Ensemble Summer School in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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We have received notification that the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has changed its name to Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the following announcement for their 2012 Chamber Ensemble Summer School.

  • Chamber Ensemble
  • 6-10 August (5-days)
  • £450 per trio, £600 per quartet and £100 per performer thereafter
  • Robert Irvine, Jacqueline Shave and Jane Atkins

Throughout this intensive summer school you will supported by the expert teachers of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This team of experienced performers and practitioners is world-renowned and their teaching practice is well established within the UK conservatoire setting.

This five-day summer school is for existing chamber ensembles who wish to study intensively together and alongside other string trios, quartets, quintets and sextets in the development of high quality performance practice.

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Membership Category for Chamber Ensembles!

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ECMTA can now accept as a full member any chamber ensemble with 2 to 5 members, possessing a legal identity and engaged in significant pedagogical activity. Membership fees are 100 euros for the year, and entitles the ensemble to two votes in the General assembly. Our membership forms on the website have been modified, and paper copies can be modified by hand.

Orlando Festival announces its 31st season. Applications are now open for ensembles of all proficiency levels, amateur and professional, young and old.

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Orlando Festival 2012 – enlist now!

People can now enlist for the Orlando Festival. Musicians form all ages and proficiency levels come together in the beautiful abbey of Rolduc from the 10th until the 19th of August. Amateur ensembles, professional ensembles, adults and youngsters; nine days everybody enjoys chamber music in all its splendour. The ensembles receive lessons during the day from professionals who in their turn perform in concerts at night in the theatres of Kerkrade and Heerlen (South of the Netherlands). At Rolduc there are, besides the lessons and master classes, workshops, inspirational lectures, several meet&greet opportunities, concerts and more.