VII International Quartet Academy - Vic 2023

Abel Tomàs

The string quartets or other ensembles that would like to take part in the course taught by Abel Tomàs are required to send the following before April, the 20th to [email protected]: the ensembles’ CV and a WeTransfer link with a video recording of them playing two movements of two contrasted pieces (the video must have an approximate length of 14-20 minutes). The accepted ensembles will be required to fill the online form.

The teachers will choose a maximum of 8 ensembles. Those that are not selected will be offered the possibility of working with the Quartet Gerhard (subject to availability).

You can read Abel Tomàs' CV here.

  • Last enrolment day: 2023, May the 20th
  • Top number of participating ensembles: 8 ensembles
  • Each ensemble will get 6 classes of 75 minutes
  • The repertoire will be chosen by the ensemble
  • Price for quartets or bigger ensembles: 315 € / musician (this price includes lunches but not accommodation)
  • Price for trios: 360 € / musician (this price included lunches but not accommodation)

Summary of the course schedule

  • Abel Tomàs will teach his course on July, the 17th-18th-19th-20th-21st
  • Monday, July the 17th: welcome of the ensembles (14:00 h)

  • Monday, July the 17th (afternoon): classes

  • Tuesday, July the 18th (morning and afternoon): classes

  • Wednesday, July the 19th (morning and afternoon): classes

  • Thursday, July the 20th (morning and afternoon): classes

  • Friday, July the 21st (morning and afternoon): classes and concert at 20 h

LA FLAMA award

La Flama, by Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya and the Quartet Academy.

La Flama, by the Vic Quartet Academy and Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya, is intended to spur the first blaze of the new Catalan chamber ensembles.

With the endorsement of Gerard Claret, Abel Tomàs (member of Quartet Casals) and the Federació de Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya, every year the most promising ensemble in every category among those taking part in the Quartet Academy will be chosen. The organization reserves the right to declare the award void.

The award consists of a first presentation concert at the Petit Palau of Palau de la Música Catalana and the inclusion in the net of Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya, which will allow the awarded ensembles to tour the country.