Invitation to viola classes of European Conservatories, Music Schools, and Music Academies: Brief outdoor Viola concerts in Cremona

The deadline to apply for participation has been postponed to July 15, 2016!

Here’s how to participate: teachers must send an email application including a short video of the group (circa 3 min.) to within the deadline of July 15, 2016. Proposals will be evaluated in order of arrival. Applicants will be notified of the IVC board’s decision within two weeks of our receipt of their proposal.

Concerts will be held in various locations throughout the beautiful city of Cremona and will last a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 25 minutes. Ensembles, composed exclusively of violists, must include a minimum of two students and may also include one or more teachers. The repertoire must be exclusively for the viola — any number of which is welcome; performances may involve of one violist playing per part, or alternately  multiple violists playing per part. Students can be of any age and level.  Performances by memory are encouraged. A maximum of 30 groups will be accepted.

Concerts will take place from.12:05 to 12:30 on October 5, 6 and 7, 2016. Ensembles will begin to tune immediately after the ringing of midday church bells.

If interested, participating groups will also be included in the viola orchestra of the Congress (daily rehearsals on 5-7 October from 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., dress rehearsal and concert on October 8).

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