ESTA (European String Teachers Association) is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1972 in order to promote the highest standards in teaching and to enable the sharing of ideas among string teachers and players of all distinctions throughout Europe.
Session 1: 1-13 July 2015
Session 2: 15-27 July 2015
Faculty: Leading string teachers from Polish Music Academies and professors invited from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia and Switzerland.
Masterclasses -Violin, Viola, Cello, Double-Bass, Classical Guitar, Harp, Chamber Ensembles, Composition.
Daily aural training classes and string orchestra practice.
Evening concerts and end-of-course performances in a Baroque castle, the historic heart of Łańcut.
Director: Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz
For more information please visit musiccourses-poland.com
Sluzew Cultural Centre, Warsaw, Poland, 24 – 25 March, 2015
In cooperation with the Polish Music Council, we would like to invite you to an interactive capacity building workshop at the Sluzew Cultural Centre in Warsaw. The aim of this workshop is to investigate best practice models of audience development, participation and experience in the culture and music sector.
The term ‘Audience Development’ has received much attention lately, but has been practiced by cultural operators for a long time: It is a collective term that describes strategic, dynamic and interactive processes that encompass all aspects of promotion, publicity, marketing, public relations, programming, membership, community engagement, communications and educational programmes aimed at making the arts widely accessible and addressing the needs of existing and potential audiences.
Participation in the workshop is free of charge and is open to EMC member representatives and invited guests only. We are pleased to be able to offer free accommodation from the 23rd to the 25th March, as well as free meals and refreshments in the frame of the workshop. Participants will only have to cover their own travel to & from Warsaw.
In response to these recent developments, the EMC has decided to organise a workshop for interested members. Since the music sector is highly diverse and has many sub-sectors, different models practiced by EMC members will be presented and compared to determine similarities and differences: What can a community choir learn from a pop festival? How can music education help classical orchestras reach out to more people? What can a conservatoire learn from the marketing strategies of a live music venue?
Join the discussion at the Sluzew Cultural Centre in Warsaw on 24 - 25 March 2015!
For more information and the draft programme, see the EMC homepage.
We are happy to announce that a new branch ESTA Portugal has been founded.
They are very much welcomed in the ESTA family!
PLEASE NOTE: Deadline postponed to June 1, 2015
We bring to your attention a notice about the international composition (for String Quartets) competition Piero Farulli.
We would be grateful if you could forward it to all teachers and students, to whom it might be of interest. Piero Farulli has been president of the Italian ESTA branch.
The competition means to remind him as the violist of the Quartetto Italiano and the founder of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.