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NEWSLETTER FOR QUARTETS AND TRIOS

Dearest Musicians,

Your growth is our vision, it is what we think about when we design our projects and when we set up our partnerships.
Every idea, activity, partnership and thinking is dedicated to what is better for you and what could help you in this not always easy path you have taken.

Most of our projects are created in order to support you by offering you free spaces to study and to perform, by providing you with tools and skills to build your future, by connecting you with institutions operating in the classical music sector, by giving you visibility on different channels, by involving you in any program.

Many new opportunities for you are coming and for each one of these we will get in contact with you through email so please, stay tuned.
We are always happy to hear from you!

Le Dimore del Quartetto team

NEWS

THE MUSA FIRST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS HAS JUST CLOSED

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We are glad to announce the four string quartets selected for the first stage of our
MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, that will take place in Milan from April 18th to 25th 2021.
Atma Quartet, Belinfante Quartet, Momentum Quartet and Selini Quartet are the selected ensembles that will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, residencies and concerts aimed at building and improving their string quartet identity and image.

The next two european stages of Musa will take place in Portugal (October 2021) and in France (May 2022).
Stay tuned to discover when the calls for applications will be launched, we will be happy to receive your application!
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THE NETWORK GROWS WITH
SCUOLA DI ALTO PERFEZIONAMENTO MUSICALE

Saluzzo, CN (Italy)
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The Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale is a very peculiar Dimora: not only it hosts ensembles, but also it provides services useful to their professional development.
It was founded in 1986 on a pilot project of the European Union with the aim of creating a high-level instrumental training and guiding the artistic-musical professionals into the job market.

PETITION AGAINST THE NEW CABIN BAGGAGE POLICIES OF EASYJET

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The European airline Easyjet has decided to change his cabin baggage policies.
From February 10th 2021 it will be not allowed to bring musical instruments such as violins, violas, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, ukuleles, bassoons, cymbals and so on into the cabin.
A campaign against this new order is open and you can participate with your signature.

COMPETITIONS

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY

Deadline: February 2nd 2021
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Every year RPS presents a range of opportunities – each bringing significant financial support – for people taking their first steps in the music profession.
These opportunities include longstanding prizes for chamber ensemble offering £5.000 to a chamber ensemble of 3 - 10 performers, aged between 18 and 30, to put towards their ongoing musical development

12th STRING QUARTET COMPETITION "PREMIO PAOLO BORCIANI"

Deadline: February 14th 2021
June 5th - 13th 2021, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
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The 12th International String Quartet Competition "Premio Paolo Borciani" in Reggio Emilia (Italy), originally planned for 2020, has been postponed to June 5-13 2021. The already selected applications will be considered valid and it is possible to submit new applications.

11th TRONDHEIM INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION

Deadline: April 20th 2021
September 21st 2021, Trondheim (Norway)
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11th Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition is open to string quartets of all nationalities. The competition is divided into three stages -two eliminating stages and a final stage- which will be open to the public. 
Winners of the 1st Prize and the Audience Prize will have the opportunity to perform a certain number of concerts in 2022.

YSAYE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

Deadline: April 25th 2021
July 5th - 10th 2021, Liege (Belgium)
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The aim of Ysaÿe International Music Competition is to develop culture and give a chance for musicians from all around the world to show their talent.
This year, in accordance with the new measures, the competition will be online and more than three prizes will be awarded.

MASTERCLASSES

CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERCLASS

June 14th-17th 2021 - Castello di Saliceto, Saliceto - CN (Italy)
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Every ensemble will get two lessons everyday for four days with Simone Gramaglia, viola (Quartetto di Cremona), Eckart Runge, cello (former member of the Artemis Quartet) and Jacques Ammon, piano.
Concerts are planned every day. A full immersion in the Chamber Music world for only 140 euros per person per day. The price already includes two lessons and full board.
Saliceto is a wonderful village, known as the “Door of Langhe” an amazing piemontese area, famous for its beautiful landscape, the great wines (Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo) and food.
Practicing rooms with and without pianos are available for daily practicing.
For information and applications
+39 393 977 4608

FONDAZIONE ACCADEMIA PEROSI | WILLE OLIVER AND TRIO DI PARMA

Deadline: February 10th 2021
Accademia Perosi, Biella (Italy)
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March - May 2021
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will hold the masterclasses for trio and chamber music with piano. The masterclass consists of three appoinments, each one carried out by a member of Trio di Parma, during which every ensemble will have six lessons in all.
March 27th-28th 2021 - Alberto Miodini, piano
April 16th-17th 2021 - Ivan Rabaglia, violin
May 22nd-23rd 2021 - Enrico Bronzi, cello

INTERNATIONAL PRAGUE CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERCLASSES WITH THE ZEMLINSKY QUARTET & FRIENDS

February 25th or 26th- 28th 2021 - Základní škola, Prague (Czech Republic)
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The Masterclass is open both to amateurs and professional
pre-formed group of strings, woods and pianos and will be held by Zemlinsky Quartet and other cezch musicians.
The Masterclass offers two options to study chamber music at different levels.

Option 1: seven lessons from February 25th to 28th 2021
Option 2: five lessons from February 26th to 28th 2021

TICINO MUSICA FESTIVAL | CHAMBER MUSIC WITH PIANO

July 19th-31st 2021 - Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano (Swiss)
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The Ticino Musica Festival is an international festival rich of artistical and educational events. A great encounter of musicians, great Maestros and young promising talents.
The masterclass of chamber music with piano will be held by
M° Ulrich Koella and will be open for active and observer participants.
Deadlines and discounts:
28th February 2021 – 25% early bird discount
31st March 2021 – 20% early bird discount
30th April 2021 – 10% early bird discount
Due to the current situation, competitions and masterclasses are subject to changes.
Please, do check every updates before applying

CALL FOR MUSICIANS

i-PORTUNUS OPEN CALL FOR MUSICIANS

Deadline: February 28th 2021
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i-Portunus supports the mobility of artists, creators and cultural professionals among all countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme.
It has launched a call dedicated to artists mobility to promote international collaboration, professional development and production oriented residencies.
The call is open to musicians, composers and singers (soloists or ensembles) and not to foundations or institutions.
In order to apply candidates should propose a project with a host/institution/partner/fellow in another Creative Europe country.

PROQUARTET IS LOOKING FOR AMATEUR MUSICIANS

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Our partner ProQuartet is looking for amateur musicians (soloist or ensemble) in Lyon to perform for fragile audience that is usually far away from the music scene.
The project is in partnership with Habitat & Humanisme and the association Volontariat et Soutien par l'Art.
If you are interested in it, please contact Hélène Le Touzé in order to organize an intervention in one of the headquarters of these two associations.
helene.letouze@proquartet.fr
+33 06 89 16 64 00

RESIDENCIES

If you, too, are thinking to the time when travels will return to normal,
get inspired by our suggestions for your next residency.
Italy will be able to offer you time for your study, ambience and food for your relax
and warm public for your music!

PALAZZO PESCE

Mola di Bari, Bari - Apulia
An historic house dating back to the end of the 18th century, born in the heart of Mola di Bari, an ancient town in Apulia overlooking the sea.
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VILLA FELICE

Alassio, Savona - Liguria
From the end of the 19th century up to the 1950’s, many wealthy British families used to spend the winter season on the Italian Riviera.
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VILLA ZERBI

Taurianova, Reggio Calabria - Calabria
The villa’s elegant facade with its grey granite gate and pronounced lesene is representative of the late Baroque period.
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