VIII International Quartet Academy -Vic 2024

VIII International Quartet Academy -Vic 2024

For five days, from Monday 15 to Friday 19 July, the city of Vic will once again become an international point of reference for the study and deepening of the string quartet speciality, but also of other string ensembles with different instruments, such as trios or quintets, among others. The classes will be given by ABEL TOMÀS, an internationally renowned performer and pedagogue, and the QUARTET GERHARD, a young Catalan ensemble of international renown that will work with string quartets and other string ensembles with various instruments from music schools and conservatories.

In both cases, the repertoire to be worked on will be freely chosen by each participating ensemble. For this edition, special consideration will be given to the figure of Felix Mendelssohn, who will head the Clàssica Jove 2024.

As a result of this immersion, on Friday 19 July at 8 p.m., L'Atlàntida, Osona Performing Arts Centre, will offer a concert open to the public by the Quartet Gerhard, with some of the Academy's ensembles taking part.

The ensembles that will have trained with the Quartet Gerhard will give a concert on the evening of Friday 19 July in the Sala Joan Anglada.

Other musical interventions by the participating groups will also be programmed in different venues in the city of Vic during the days of the Vic 2024 International Quartet Academy.

For the second consecutive year, the Quartet Academy, together with the Federació de Joventuts Musicals de Catalunya, announces the La Flama Prize, aimed at participating ensembles with more than two years’ experience, at least one of whose members was born or trained in Catalonia.

Gerard Claret, artistic direction and coordination

Abel Tomàs

Quartet Gerhard

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.