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NEWSLETTER FOR QUARTETS AND TRIOS #17

NEWS FROM THE DQ WORLD, COMPETITIONS, MASTERCLASSES AND MORE

Dearest Musicians,

This newsletter contains great opportunities and even greater news, check them out and don't miss the chance to apply!

All our best wishes,
Le Dimore del Quartetto's team

NEWS

BE ONE OF THE 38 STRING QUARTETS OF MERITA

OPEN CALL FOR MUSICIANS
Application deadline: December 15th 2022, 11.59 pm (GMT+1 time)
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The call for application for the European project MERITA – where chamber Music, hERitage and TAlent meet – is now online!

It is open to professional string quartets, maximum average age 35 years old, who will get the chance to:
• develop innovative projects
• be involved in at least 3 paid performances abroad
• be part of an international circulation
• take part in artistic residencies in historic houses
• network with 17 European cultural institutions
• showcase the innovative project online with international concert organizers
• be selected to perform extra-EU concerts in the UK, in Switzerland, China and the USA
• get access to online trainings

And much more!
Send your applications by email to info@meritaplatform.eu
with the object: APPLICATION FOR MERITA - *NAME OF THE QUARTET*
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, November 15th at 11 am (GMT+1 time)
Take part in our Zoom call for Questions and Answers on what MERITA is and all the opportunities offered by this European project

Join us at this link: bit.ly/zoomcallmeritaplatformquestionsandanswers

THE STRING CIRCLE

DISCOVER THE MAP OF ATELIERS
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Are you looking for a high quality string instrument or bow for your professional career? Within The String Circle project, 7 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos and 4 bows are currently available for a free loan for the musicians of Le Dimore del Quartetto who join the network with Vivace level. Discover The String Circle map and find out where the worskshops are located!
Follow @the_string_circle on Instagram to stay updated on the latest news.
For further information, please contact info@thestringcircle.eu

MUSA HANDBOOK AND OUTPUTS

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The Handbook "The Entrepreneurial String Quartet" is now online!
It is a learning tool curated by ASK Research Center of Università Bocconi as a result of our MUSA project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and aimed at providing young chamber musicians with key entrepreneurial skills.

Its main topics are:
• The string quartet image strategy
• Cross-fertilization among the arts
• Recording and market distribution, physical and mental preparation

Feel free to share the Handbook with any other musicians, teachers and institutions which might be interested in it!

BRERA MUSICA IS BACK IN 2023

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We are currently working on the next edition of Brera Musica. The project, in collaboration with Pinacoteca di Brera, is an online event that will take place once a month from January to September, 2023.

Each month, a masterpiece kept at Pinacoteca di Brera, one of the most important art institutions in Milan and in Italy, will be paired with a music video performed by the ensembles in Le Dimore del Quartetto network, and shared on ours and Pinacoteca di Brera's websites and social media.

Join the new edition of Brera Musica: send us a video of your performance and choose an artwork that inspires you!
Contact info@ledimoredelquartetto.eu for further details
Discover more on the 2022 edition and concerts

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

BANFF MUSICIANS IN RESIDENCE

January 9th - 27th, 2023 — Banff, Alberta (Canada)
Application deadline: November 2nd, 2022
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This program provides space and focused time for an extremely limited number of musicians of all genres to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or ensemble based.
The program culminates in a series of public concerts in an intimate Banff Centre venue.

NSKA LECTURES ONLINE

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This season, the NSKA (Netherlands String Quartet Academy) will host a new series of online lectures, which are open for free for the musicians that are part of Le Dimore del Quartetto's network.

Don't miss out on the next appointments:
November 7th, 2022 – David Fanning, about Bartók
December 12th, 2022 – Elisabeth Wilson, about her life in the USSR

For further information on how to participate, please contact info@nska.nl

MASTERCLASSES & ACADEMIES

The masterclasses are listed in chronological order of application deadline

PROQUARTET PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

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ProQuartet has been providing professional training and support programmes for chamber music ensembles since 1987. Courses take place in Paris, ending with one or several concerts. In addition, the programme includes workshops, concerts and outreach activities.
November 21st - 25th, 2022 | Valentin Erben – cellist, founder of the Alban Berg Quartet
Venue: Bibliothèque musicale La Grange – Fleuret, Paris

January 9th - 13th, 2023 | Mathieu Herzog – conductor, violist, ex Ebene Quartet
Workshop with Laurence Thomas about Mental and physical preparation
Venue: Bibliothèque musicale La Grange – Fleuret, Paris

February 6th - 10th, 2023 | Patrick Jüdt – professor, violist
Venue: Bibliothèque musicale La Grange – Fleuret, Paris

STAUFFER MASTERCLASSES

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The Stauffer Academy in Cremona offers an exclusive instrument masterclass program, bringing together some of the most appreciated and influential artists and teachers of the international music scene.
December 12th - 15th, 2022 | Steven Isserlis
Application deadline: November 11th, 2022
Internationally renowned soloist and one of only two living cellists in the Gramophone Hall of Fame, Steven Isserlis will hold an exclusive masterclass at the Stauffer Center for Strings.
January 10th - 12th, 2023 | Gil Shaham
Application deadline: November 18th, 2022
The Stauffer Academy will host one of the most important violinists of our time, Gil Shaham, for an exclusive masterclass. His impeccable technique combined with his generosity of spirit has established his reputation as an American master. A Grammy Award winner, he is also named 'instrumentalist of the year' by Musical America.
January 16th - 19th, 2023 | Lawrence Power
Application deadline: November 25th, 2022
One of the most established violists on the international scene and a soloist in demand worldwide, Lawrence Power will be in Cremona at the Stauffer Academy for an intensive masterclass dedicated to talented young violists.

ACCADEMIA FILARMONICA DEL MEDITERRANEO

VIOLA AND CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERCLASS
May 4th - 9th, 2023 — Trani (Italy)
Application deadline: March 10th, 2023
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The masterclass with M° Simone Gramaglia, violist of Quartetto di Cremona, is open to violists of every age and nationality, and the programme for classes is free.

Students attending the masterclass have the possibility to perform at the final concerts as soloists with orchestra.

COMPETITIONS

ASSOCIAZIONE PIERO FARULLI

INTERNATIONAL ONLINE COMPETITION
FOR JUNIOR STRING QUARTETS

January 15th - 16th, 2023
Application deadline: December 28th, 2022
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The competition takes place as part of the events promoted by the Association to spread the culture of making music together and in particular the knowledge of the repertoire for String Quartet as a privileged instrument of education to listening, to respect for others, a paradigm of the ideal society, particularly dear to Piero Farulli.

Overall maximum age of the quartet: 80 years
Prize pool: €8.000
Chairman of the jury: Bruno Giuranna

AMERICAN VIRTUOSO
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

Early Bird Application deadline: November 15th, 2022
Application deadline: January 10th, 2023
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The 2022-2023 American Virtuoso International Music Competition (AVIMC) Winter Edition: Through the Eras is open to musicians of any nationality.

AVIMC offers Winners Recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and all contestants will receive complimentary masterclass opportunities with adjudicators in different categories.

KAROL SZYMANOWSKI
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

September 4th - 22nd, 2023 Katowice (Poland)
Application deadline: January 31st, 2023
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Szymanowski Competition returns for the second edition with a prize pool of €300.000, a star-studded jury, and an inspiring repertoire this can be a turning point in the careers of its winners.

The performing competition will take place in September 2023 in the inspiring surroundings of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.

"GRAND PRIZE VIRTUOSO"
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION

Application deadline: February 21st, 2023
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The International Music Competition "Grand Prize Virtuoso" invites participants to submit video materials for the jury audition. The recordings should be a fair representation of the contestants' abilities. A selected group of winners will receive an invitation to perform at the winner's concert.
37th Brussels "Grand Prize Virtuoso" International Chamber Music competition
Winners' concert at Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels on April 21st and 22nd, 2023
38th London "Grand Prize Virtuoso" International Chamber Music competition
Winners' concert at the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall on April 27th and 28th, 2023

PLAN YOUR NEXT RESIDENCY

Plan your next residency to gather and study in a peaceful and inspiring landscape!
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KÁROLYI KASTÉLY
Fehérvárcsurgó (Hungary)
The stately home was built between 1844 and 1850 by Count George Károlyi in neo-classical style. becoming the seat of the European Cultural Meeting Centre, focused on the opening of Hungary to Europe.
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CAMPUS CENTER ALBA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Alba (Italy)
The Campus Center of Alba Musical Festival is part of Le Dimore del Quartetto network: musicians are hosted in one of the touristic accommodations of the region, while the Campus can be used as main center for study and rehearsals.
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HILTON PARK
Clones (Ireland)
The origins of the mansion date back to the early 17th Century, and it was then rebuilt in 1870s as an Italian ‘palazzo’, and it is today substantially as it was rebuilt. The ninth generation now owns and runs the house and the estate.

YOUR MUSIC IN OUR PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH

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Do you have any recording on Spotify that you wish to share with us? We would be happy to listen to your recordings and present your ensemble and your music in our monthly newsletter in the section "Playlist of the Month".
You shall choose 10 pieces from your recordings on Spotify and send them to us. Our artistic director, Simone Gramaglia, each month will select the playlists and add a brief presentation to it.
Send us your playlist to info@ledimoredelquartetto.eu!

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