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The Prades International Music Academy is open to high level instrumentalists and chamber music ensembles from all countries. It takes place in Prades from August 1st to 14th 2019 during the Pablo Casals Festival.
Every year the Academy of the Festival Pablo Casals, under the guidance of Françoise Lethiec, will welcome highly skilled students during the Festival who represent more than 20 nationalities. Their youth and talent enbody the future of both chamber music and the Festival. And this future demonstrates its universality thanks to the diversity of their countries of origin.
Thus, Prades is a meeting place for musicians and music lovers of the world, as it was during Pau Casals’ times. Everyone is invited to gather around an inventive programme which is full of surprises to live very often amazing performances in some wonderful venues of the Conflent which are equipped with remarkable acoustics”
Jean Castex, President of the Festival Pablo Casals
INSTRUMENTAL MASTER CLASSES
A maximum of 8 students per master class (teacher approval required). Registration for one class close when the required number of participants has been reached. Students are free to attend all other classes as listeners. An accompanist takes part in every class.
CHAMBER MUSIC COURSES
A. Already formed ensembles
String trio and quartet, piano trio and quartet, wind instrument ensembles.
B. Ensembles formed at the Academy
Available for all participants without additional fees, depending availabilities (instruments, levels)
The 10th of August, this year, it will be organized an internal competition, in the following disciplines : Cello, Viola, Clarinet
The winner will perform on the 13th of August
Imposed works :
Cello : Max Bruch – Kol Nidrei
Viola : Carl Maria von Weber – Andante et Rondo à la Hongroise
Clarinet : Gioacchino Rossini – Introduction, Thème et Variations
THE ACADEMY’S CONCERTS
The Pablo Casals Academy organizes 9 chamber music concerts on August 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th at Saint-Pierre’s, Prades and in some surrounding churches. Students who are preparing international competitions will obviously take part in these concerts.
With the support of the Fondation « Milka Violin Grant »