The 45th International Student Chamber Music Festival begins
27. Apr 2022
From April 29 to May 1, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Arvo Pärt Centre will host an International Student Chamber Music Festival, which will also include the annual conference of the European Chamber Music Teachers’ Association (ECMTA).
„The chamber music festival of the students of the Baltic conservatories, which started in Tallinn in 1976, is an exceptionally good example of the long-term cooperation between the music academies of the region. In recent decades, the event has become more international, with participants from all over Europe. Students from Estonia as well as Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Great Britain and Finland participate in numerous master classes,“ says Marje Lohuaru, professor of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, head of ECMTA and leader of the event.
There are several public and free lectures and concerts within the framework of the International Student Chamber Music Festival.
On April 29, at 2.30 pm, Christiane Louis (France) will give a lecture on „The Portrait of the artist as a citizen. A new vision of artistic activity in France“ at the EAMT Chamber Hall.
David Waterman (Great Britain) will give a lecture on „The Barenreiter Edition of the Beethoven Quartets Edited by Jonathan Del Mar“ in the same hall on April 30 at 1 p.m.
The concerts will take place on April 29 and 30 at 7 pm in the Great Hall of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and on May 1 at 1 pm in the Arvo Pärt Centre.
The 100-member European Chamber Music Teachers’ Association was founded in 2007 and brings together music academies as well as chamber music ensembles and festivals. The organization is also open to schools teaching chamber music at various levels of education. From Estonia, the members of ECMTA are the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, the youth chamber music festival „In Corpore“, the Heino Eller Music School and the Yxus ensemble.
Learn more: www.ecmta.eu