VIII International Quartet Academy -Vic 2024

VII International Quartet Academy - Vic 2024

Abel Tomàs

May Zircus

String quartets or other ensembles wishing to take part in the course to be given by Abel Tomàs must send their curriculum vitae and a WeTransfer link containing a video recording of the ensemble performing two movements of contrasted works to [email protected] before 2 May (the video should be approximately 14 to 20 minutes long). Admitted ensembles will fill in the online form.

A maximum of 4 ensembles will be selected from all those presented. Those ensembles that are not selected, depending on availability, will be offered the possibility of working with the Quartet Gerhard.

You can consult Abel Tomàs's curriculum vitae here.

  • Deadline for registration: 6 May 2024.
  • Maximum number of participating ensembles: 4.
  • Each ensemble will receive 6 classes of 75 minutes each.
  • The repertoire to be worked on will be free choice.
  • Price per quartet or larger ensemble: €325 / musician ((lunches included)
  • Price per trio: €370 / musician (lunches included).

Summary of the course schedule

  • Monday 15 July: reception of the ensembles (2 p.m.).
  • From Monday 15 July (afternoon) to Friday 19 July: classes given by Abel Tomàs.

  • Wednesday 17 July at 6 p.m: award ceremony and lecture by Carlos Calderón about Felix Mendelssohn, who heads the Clàssica Jove 2024 poster.

  • Thursday 18 July (afternoon): concert at the El Nadal i Les Germanetes dels pobres residence.

  • Friday 19 July (evening): concert by the students who have worked with the Quartet Gerhard.

  • Friday 19 July at 8 p.m.: concert by the Quartet Gerhard and the winning ensembles of the La Flama Prize.

LA FLAMA award

La Flama, from the Acadèmia de Quartet de Vic and the Federació de Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya, aims to rekindle the first drive given to new Catalan chamber ensembles.

With the support of Gerard Claret and the Federació de Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya, the teachers of the Acadèmia de Quartet, Abel Tomàs and Gerhard Quartet, will each choose the ensemble with the best outlook and growth potential from among those participating in the Quartet Academy.

The prize will consist of a first presentation concert at the Petit Palau of the Palau de la Música Catalana and inclusion in the Xarxa de Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya [Musical Youth Network of Catalonia] 2025-2026, which will allow the winning groups to perform all over the country.

Consult the basis of the award here. 

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