The 40th ESTA International Conference Strings Attached: Porec, Croatia, 16th – 20th October 2012

This Conference was held in 2000 years old town Poreč, situated on the Istrian peninsula on the Adriatic coast. The trademark of Porec is Euphrasius basilica from 6th century, magnificent church in byzantine style, UNESCO World Heritage Site, where three concerts were played. The rest of the concerts were in the Porec Theatre and Town Hall. Conference events took place in Theatre – simulaneously in Big and Small Hall. Theatre Lobby served as an exhibition area. Last day of the conference there was organized an excursion to the acient town of Groznjan, International camp of Jeunesses Musicales. The Conference was organized under high patronage of Croatian President dr. Ivo Josipovic.

Zagreb String Quartet
Four Funen Females – violoncello quartet
Mauro Tortorelli, violin – Angela Meluso, piano
Folk Music Ensemble from Porec
Barbara Doll, violin – Cristina Marton, piano
Sensibile Piano Trio (Slovenija)
The Zagreb Music Academy String Orchestra, artistic leadership: Catherine Mackintosh (UK)
ESTA String Octet, artistic leadership: Pavle Zajcev (Croatia)
Cello + - music for 1 to 8 cellos, artistic leadership: Dobrila Berkovic Magdalenic (Croatia)
Jeunesses Musicales Croatia String Orchestra, artistic leadership: Pavle Zajcev (Croatia)
Damiano Scarpa, violoncello solo
Prizewinners of Croatian string competition for young players
Cellomania – Cello Ensemble, artistic leadership: Valter Despalj (Croatia)

Laine Sepp (Estonia): Wow effect in violin study
Ines Ana Badanjak (Croatia): Pizzicato method
Tamara Matajia (Croatia): Franjo Kresnik, croatian violinmaker – Between Art and Artisanship
Karen Valeur (Denmark): From open strings to symphonic sound – music for cello ensemble by Rudolf Matz and other great cello teachers
Wolfgang Klos (Austria): International Relations of Music Academies and professional Institutions of Arts
Djordje Begu: Lijerica, croatian string folk instrument
Marc Vanscheewijck (Belgium): Recent re-evaluations of the Baroque cello and its repertoire
Vildana Repse (Slovenija): Art of Chamber Music from Beginner to Professional Musician or Well Educated Amateur
Satu Jalas (Finland): Jean Sibelius: Colours in his Music and his Personality
Mirta Pletersek Blaskovic (Croatia): Violin pieces for young players by Croatian composers
Mauro Sestan (Croatia): Juro Tkalcic (1877-1957) cellist, composer and pedagogue
Barbara Doll (Swiss): How does the experience with historical bows influence my interpretation of Viennese Classical repertoire?
Catherine Mackintosh (UK): A Guide to Guidance from three great European String Teachers of mid 18th century: F. S. Geminiani, L. Mozart, J. J. Quantz
Michael Frischenschlager (Austria): Complete violin technic in 9 month – Systematisation and Concentration bases of practising technic on the example of technic excercises in class of Prof. Frischenschlager.
Marija Cepulic (Croatia): Development of awareness of one's body while playing the violin (Primer „Violin ABC“)
Samanta Stell (Croatia): Yoga and Music
Vjera Katalinic (Croatia): Giovanni Giornovichi, violin virtuoso from 18th century

Zoran Markovic (Slovenija): ZM Tailpiece for string instruments
Yova Yordanova (Russia): Primer for little violinists 1 and 2
Violeaf (Croatia) – chinrest for violin and viola
Torbjörn Westman (Sweden): Rockstrings
Ivan Prpic Vuna (Croatia): New edition of J. S. Bach: 6 Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo

Zoran Markovic (Slovenija): Doublebass masterclass
Bruno Giuranna (Italy): Viola masterclass
Leonid Sorokow (Austria/Croatia): Violin masterclass

Round Table:
Kjell-Ake Hamren (Sweden): ESTA yesterday, today, tomorrow

Next International Conference

26.04 - 1.05

Cremona, Italy

Financial help

ESTA Solidarity Fund