MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance is a European vocational training project for young string quartets. It aims to provide them with entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and competences that are usually missing in their curriculum although fundamental for their professional career.
Co-financed by the program Erasmus+ of the European Union, the project MUSA develops in three steps: September 2021 in Italy, October 2021 in Portugal, May 2022 in France.

Live with us, wit our partners and with the Quartets all the emotions and the most beautiful moments of the first stage of the project in Italy, thanks to the documentary below:

September 27 – October 2, 2021 | Bergamo & Milan

The Quartets that have taken part in the first stage of the project are Ãtma Quartet, Azalaïs Quartet, Belinfante Quartet and Quatuor Gabriële. They have played concerts at Castello di Lurano, Villa Pesenti Agliardi and Villa Vitalba Lurani Cernuschi, where they have also been hosted for the whole week of activities. The workshops and lectures have taken place at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design.

Musicians, house owners and the audience tell us about their personal experiences with MUSA in Italy:





MUSA 2020-2022 is born as a pilot edition that develops in 3 different countries and will explore the following topics:
1. Italy, September 2021 | The string quartet image strategy
2. Portugal, October 2021 | Cross-fertilization among the arts
3. France, May 2022 | Recording and market distribution, physical and mental preparation
In each country, the quartets benefit of one week of artistic residency in historic houses and other places of cultural interest, classes and workshops on the specific topics, and concerts.
MUSA ends in October 2022 with a final event in Brussels.

MUSA is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union as Strategic Partnership to support innovation (Key Action 2).
The strategic partnership is composed by: Le Dimore del Quartetto S.r.l. Impresa Sociale as Leading Organisation, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and ASK – Centre for Research on Management and Economics of Arts and Culture Institutions of University Bocconi in Milan for Italy, ProQuartet – Centre européen de musique de chambre in Paris and La Ferme de Villefavard en Limousin in Villefavard for France, and by experimentadesign in Lisbon for Portugal. Media partner Classica HD – Channel 136 of Sky.

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