31st International ESTA Conference in Paris, April 14th – 19th 2003

In the famous Conservatoire Supérieure de Musique, today in a very modern building in the north of the city, the European guests were welcomed by the President of ESTA France, Michel Strauss, Professor for cello in this dignified institution. The presentations were about subjects as group teaching, psychological and music historical subjects to instrument construction. The concerts were of very high level – which was to be expected from this house. A boat tour on the Seine in the moonlight, with passionate music of an ensemble from Moldova delighted the participants, among which also a representative from both Israel and Palestine were present.

Michel Faure, F Aspects of music life in Paris 1890-1940
Claude-Henry Joubert, F Presentation handbook for composition and improvisation
Pierre Barois, F The European Association of professional orchestras
Thierry Barbé, F The modern double base, a viola-cello?
Thierry Vaillant
Jean-Christophe Deleforge, F
The double base emerges from reserve
Antonio Pellegrini, CH Beethoven, Kreutzer and the French revolution
Reine-Brigitte Sulem, F Physiology and the art of violin playing
Eva Bogren, S The advantages of group teaching
Bernard Sabatier, F Small violas for children, why?
Ivi Tivik, Est Sound education for violin students of each age
R. Caroline Bosanquet, GB The pleasure of flageolets on the cello
Mikulas Jelinek, Slo Tradition and difficulties using the example of Slovakia
Gérard Geay, F Rameau, Gossec and their time
Jaap Schröder, NL Rameau, Gossec and their time
Myriam Chimines, F The social elites and the Paris music life during the Third Republic
Thierry Masson, F Composition for small children
Jean-Francois Raffin, F The art of bow construction in France
Robert Papavrami, F The school "Pierre Rode" and the method Papavrami

In the competition of the Dr. Ernst Koch Foundation, now „ESTA student of the Year Award“ the French violin player Charlotte Bonneton and the Serbian cello player Maya Bogdanovich were honoured.

Next International Conference

10.04 - 14.04

Valletta, Malta