Tuesday, September 7th 2021, at 11 am – Le Dimore del Quartetto’s seat, Milano

On Tuesday, September 7th 2021, the press conference launching the activities of the first step of the project MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance  took place at Le Dimore del Quartetto’s seat, in Milan, in the presence of the Councilor for Culture of Milan, Filippo del Corno.

Interventions of Francesca Moncada, founder and sole director of Le Dimore del Quartetto, Simone Gramaglia, artistic director of Le Dimore del Quartetto and of MUSA, and Simona Maccagnani, director of the IED Research Centre and project manager fo IED in the MUSA project.

The event ended with a musical performance of Quartetto di Cremona, internationally renowned Italian string quartet and testimonial of the MUSA project.



MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance is an innovative European training program addressed to young professional string quartets, composed of musicians between 20 and 35 years of age, who steadily work together and focus on the classical chamber repertoire, in order to provide them with a range of entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and competences, which, despite being fundamental for their professional career, are almost completely absent from their general curriculum. In practice, this young people are excellent musicians, but they lack of some fundamental elements for the development of their career path. To meet this need, MUSA provides teachings, methods and tools in three key areas, each of which will be deepened in a different country of the partnership between Italy, Portugal and France:
– communication and definition of their image strategy (Italy);
– cross-fertilization between music and other cultural fields, such as art, architecture, design, to enhance their profile and their career opportunities (Portugal);
– market, with particular reference to the registration and distribution phases, national and European legislation on copyright, administrative and financial aspects (France).

KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
“MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance”
Grant Agreement N. 2020-1-IT01-KA202-008397

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