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Next 49th International ESTA Conference 2021

At its first meeting the new Central Board came to the decision to hold the...

48th International ESTA Conference Porto 2020

48th International ESTA Conference Porto 2020

47th ESTA International Conference in Cremona 2019

47th ESTA International Conference in Cremona 26.4.-1.5.2019 On the first day, Friday 26th the congress...

The 46th ESTA International Conference took place in Malta from Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th April 2018.

The theme of the Conference was "Cross-Strings II", a reminder of the previous Conference in...

Report on the 45th ESTA International Conference

The ESTA International Conference was held in Kazan from 26th to 30th May 2017. This...

The 44th ESTA International Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26th – 30th April 2016

STRINGS European Heritage The 44th ESTA International Conference was held in the most prestigious area...

43rd ESTA International Conference in Middelburg, The Netherlands, 22nd – 26th May 2015

Theme: Do-it-yourself The 43rd ESTA International Conference was held in the pretty town of Middelburg...

42nd International ESTA Conference, Dresden, 8 – 13 April 2014

The “Carl Maria von Weber” music academy in Dresden made its huge, atmospheric concert hall...

The 41st ESTA International Conference: Oxford, UK, 28th August – 1st September 2013

This Conference was held in - to quote Bruno Giuranna - 'the most ideal, prestigious...

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

This Conference was held in the 2000-year-old town of Poreč, situated on the Istrian peninsula...

The 39th ESTA International Conference, 1-5 June 2011, Falun, Sweden: Back to The Future

This Conference was called BACK TO THE FUTURE. The title can be seen as an...

International ESTA conference in Bruges (Belgium) from 30.04 – 04.05.2010

“Cultural Polyphony” The board of ESTA Belgium-Flanders had its headquarters in the beautiful medieval town...

37th ESTA International Conference in Vienna, 3rd – 8th April 2009

This Conference had as its motto Haydn's words: “my language is understood throughout the world”...

The 36th ESTA International Conference, in Bern, Switzerland, 30th April – 4th May 2008

The content of this Conference was very well organised and thought out by a committee...

35th International ESTA Conference in Cremona, Italy, April 27th – May 2nd 2007

Dalla Foresta alla Musica String teachers from all over Europe, interested in furthering their own...

34th International ESTA Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, August 8th – 13th 2006

The old Hanseatic port of Tallinn, shaken up for centuries by strong occupying forces, was...

33rd International ESTA Conference in Valletta, Malta, March 19th – 24th 2005

This time, the Conference took place on the southern edge of Europe, on a Mediterranean...

32nd International ESTA Conference in Rotterdam, NL, August 16th – 21st 2004

The conference took place in several available halls within the Doelen Concert Hall building, home...

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

The renowned Conservatoire Supérieure de Musique, housed nowadays in an ultra-modern building in the north...

30th International ESTA Congress in Middelfart, Denmark from 15 to 19 October 2002

This time ESTA met at Hindsgawl castle, a most picturesque conference venue on the island...

29th International ESTA Congress together with the Kodály Society from 6 to 11 August 2001 in Helsinki/Finland

The "super father" of Finish music, Jan Sibelius, has dominated the education of string players...

28th International ESTA Congress in Odessa/Ukraine 7 – 11 June, 2000

This Congress was held at a venue of great historical significance for all string players,...

27th International ESTA Congress “Strings 99” in Portsmouth/UK, 6 – 10 April, 1999

This Congress was overshadowed by the unexpected death of Lord Yehudi Menuhin. The social programme...

26th International ESTA Congress in Trieste/Italy, 12 – 17 September, 1998

One of the reasons for the choice of this venue was to make it easier...

25th International ESTA Congress in San Lorenzo de El Escorial/Spain, 1 – 6 April 1997

In a former monastery, opposite the Escorial of Felipe IInd, ESTA was received for the...

23rd International ESTA Congress at Schloss Elmau/Germany, 15 – 21 April 1996

"Homo ludeus" — was a motto that opened up plenty of room to move or...

22nd International ESTA Congress in Budapest/Hungry, 6 – 11 April 1995

"Béla Bartók and His Compositions" - a programme like this was bound to focus on the...

21st International ESTA Congress in Salzburg/Austria, 9 – 16 April 1994

"On the Occasion of the 350th Birthday of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber" the cover of the...

20th International ESTA Congress in St. Moritz/Switzerland, 3 – 8 October, 1993

It was tor the third time that Switzerland had organised an International Congress, and again...

Planned 19th International ESTA Congress in Lille/France, 6-11 May, 1992

Because of insurmountable financial difficulties Bernard Wacheux had to cancel the Congress at short notice....

18th International ESTA Congress in Arvika (Ingesund), Sweden/Oslo, Norway, 8-14 June, 1991

The idea of holding the Congress in thinly populated Värmland proved to be an excellent...

17th International ESTA Congress in Strasbourg/France, 4 – 6 May, 1990

"Strasbourg will be different," promised Fritz Händschke already in the invitation to this truly unique...

16th International Congress in Manchester/Great Britain 28 March – 2 April, 1989

R. Seiffert could not have put it more appropriately by describing this extraordinary Congress as...

15th International ESTA Congress in Rome/Italy, 9 – 1 May, 1988

In his opening address Giorgio Cambissa, Director of the Academia di Santa Cecilia in Rome,...

14th International ESTA Congress in Leeuwenhorst/Netherlands, 21 – 27 April, 1987

Already in 1980 the Congress Centre of Leeuwenhorst had proved to be an ideal venue....

13th International ESTA Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark/Malmö, Sweden, 28 April – 2 May, 1986

The motto of the Congress was: "Artistic and Pedagogical Aspects of Chamber music". Referring to this...

12th International ESTA Congress in Braunschweig/FRG, 30 March – 4 April, 1985

Inspired by the "European Year of Music", the general topic chosen by the Braunschweig organisers....

11th International ESTA Congress in Bern/Switzerland, 11-18 April, 1984

"Bern is located on the most beautiful road of the world" wrote Goethe once. Like...

10th International ESTA Congress in Dresden/GDR, 5 – 12 April, 1983

The “stepping out” of a solo string instrument from the orchestra at the beginning of…

9th International ESTA Congress in Graz/Austria, 13 – 20 April, 1982

I myself had put all my ambition into this Jubilee Congress and worked, together with...

8th International ESTA Congress in Edinburg/Great Britain 9 – 16 April, 1981

First of all, it should be mentioned that Max Rostal had received two high distinctions:...

7th International ESTA Congress in Leeuwenhorst/Netherlands 8 – 15 April 1980

“I wish I could describe every Congress and every lecture as appropriately as I do…

6th International ESTA Congress in Stockholm, Sweden/Helsinki, Finland 5 – 12 June, 1979

What was special about this Congress was that, for the first time, two cities were...

5th International ESTA Congress in Vienna/Austria, 28 March to 4 April, 1978

It was for the first time that an International Congress was held in a big...

4th International ESTA Congress in Appenzell/Switzerland, 30 March – 6 April, 1977

Apart from the picturesque village itself located ideally at an altitude of 800 m, th-e…

3rd International ESTA Congress at Schloss Elmau/Germany 22-29 April, 1976

The unique atmosphere of Schloss Elmau, which we still remember vividly from 1996, had captured...

2nd International ESTA Congress in Canterbury/Great Britain, 6 – 13 April, 1975

A brilliant development was experienced by British Branch of ESTA already in its 2nd year,...

1st International ESTA Congress in Klagenfurt/Austria, 1 – 6 April, 1974

It had been a great wish of Marianne Kroemer to organise the 1st International ESTA...

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