Ameropa 2011, 18th International Chamber Music Festival & Courses



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Country and Region Czech RepublicCentral Bohemian Region
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Prague, Prague; Brandýs nad Labem, Central Bohemian Region; Český Krumlov, South Bohemian Region, Czech Republic
Festival Contact Information

Ameropa Chamber Music Festival and Courses
AMEROPA o.s.
294 74 Předměřice nad Jizerou 85
Czech Republic
Email: ameropa@ameropa.org

Festival Description

AMEROPA offers music students as well as professional and amateur musicians the opportunity to study and perform chamber music in one of the most beautiful baroque cities in the world. Chamber music rehearsals and coaching, individual lessons, master classes, lectures, and in-house concerts are held in the newly-renovated Music School from July 24th through August 7th, 2011. Festival public concerts take place at some of the premier concert locations in Prague. The festival and course begins with the solo master class week in Brandýs nad Labem from Saturday, July 16th until Friday, July 23th, 2011. It has become a compliment to the main chamber music festival. Musicians electing to attend the solo week, will enjoy working intensively with artist faculty on solo repertoire and individual development to achieve both an appreciation and proficiency in this very specialized area.

Festival Dates

July 16 - 23, 2011
July 24 - August 7, 2011

Festival Links http://www.ameropa.org

Festival Story:

Ameropa, a chamber music festival, was launched in summer 1993. Professional musicians from all over the world collaborated in performance and instruction to students in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague, Czech republic. The festival has grown steadily in size and scope and has evolved into its current form, which is an international festival for musicians from all over the globe, and students who travel long distances to be able to participate in it.

At Ameropa, a participant has the opportunity to study music with an international group of experienced professionals, which includes some of the best musicians in the Czech Republic. Ameropa welcomes students of different ages and abilities, from the professional track college and older students, to younger students that don’t yet have that ability or experience, to the adult “music lovers” who can take a break from their daily routine and come to Prague for this special experience. All Ameropa participants share the love of music and want to collaborate with colleagues of similar abilities. Students and faculty members also participate in concerts at different locations in Prague and vicinity, including some of the most celebrated halls available.

Prague is a natural site for such a festival. One of the most picturesque towns in Europe, it has always been a major center for musical creativity, and still attracts tourists from all over the world who want to hear Mozart’s “Don Giovani” where it was created and premiered, and attend performances of music written by the great nationalistic Czech composers Dvorak, Smetana, Janacek, Suk, Martinu, etc….

The Czech music conservatories and Academies are filled with gifted students and great faculty, many chamber ensembles that have thriving international careers, and a supporting public.

To the potential participant, Ameropa offers an exciting experience, where on e can make music with colleagues from many countries of rich and diverse culture, one can work with experienced international faculty group dedicated to the love of music and to passing their knowledge to the students. Many of the faculty members keep returning each year because they value and enjoy Ameropa.

Ameropa can be as intense as one wants it to be. Some students (especially the professional Track) are expected to take advantage of the two chamber music weeks, rehearse and practice every unscheduled hour in order to maximize their learning experience. Others may want an easier experience, not diving into each work so deeply, and having the possibility to explore more pieces, with more ensembles. Even allowing time for some sightseeing.

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Practical Info:

Schedule 2011:
  • Solo Master Classes
    • July 16 - 23, 2011 — Brandýs nad Labem
  • Chamber Music Courses
    • July 24 - August 7, 2011 — Prague and Český Krumlov
Ameropa Participant information 2010:
  • An intensive study of chamber music for any combination of strings, winds, piano, harp and voice for amateur, student, and professional participants with coaching/teaching by international faculty. The program includes a Intensive chamber music program for top level students.
  • The Chamber Music Festival is concurrent with the course. Solo Master classes take place one week prior to the chamber festival. Participant’s fees cover coaching, festival concerts, lodging in student or hotel accommodation with breakfast, one meal daily, some extra meals and a Prague transportation pass.
  • For additional information contact:
    Ameropa
    Predmerice nad Jizerou 85
    294 74, Czech Republic
    Email: ameropa@ameropa.org
    Online at http://www.ameropa.org

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