• New Academy Festival for strings with international top musicians

    20th of January 2016 · tags:

    Violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer both are co-founders of and still active in the world-famous Emerson String Quartet from New York. The Quartet has for three decades been among the world's best, with countless of award-winning CD recordings behind. The Emerson Quartet is residence ensemble at Stony Brook University in NY.

    As part of a new collaboration between the music department at Stony Brook and the Academy in Aarhus, Drucker and Setzer will visit Aarhus in August at the brand new New Music for Strings Festival. Also other prominent guest lecturers from abroad will visit the festival, besides the Academy's own cello professor Henrik Brendstrup and award-winning composition lecturer Simon Steen-Andersen.

    The festival is directed toward strings and composer students at a graduate level and professionals. Through workshops, courses, master classes and public concerts, the new festival will form the framework for a meeting between performers and composers in the string field.

    The festival is led by violinist and composer Anne Sophie Andersen, who studied at the Academy and currently is completing a doctorate at Stony Brook, where she also is a teaching assistant. The festival from 23 August to 1 September is now open for registration, until 15 March. Read more: www.musikkons.dk/newmusicforstrings - and follow the Festival on Facebook.

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