International Chamber Music Workshop
During 10 days, come and share your pleasure of chamber music in the medieval city of Loches in Indre-et-Loire.
Location: Saint-Denis International School – 19, avenue du Gal de Gaulle – 37600 Loches, France
Reception takes place on the first day of the course from 5 pm. The course ends on the last day in the morning.
– 2 hours of lessons per day, each chamber music group being supervised by a professional.
– Possibility to participate in the orchestra (1h30 per day)
– Possibility to participate in the Choir (1 hour per day)
– Concerts of trainees and teachers
A free day (day of rest) with the possibility of participating in “free stages” (small “off” concerts freely organized by the trainees).
Depending on the chosen formula, accommodation is on site or off-site. Meals are taken together.
The international chamber music workshop brings together amateur musicians from France and abroad for ten days. Registration is possible for minors from 16 years old (accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult).
The workshop is intended for musicians who already play their instrument and have a level that allows them to join a group without the need for them to have already played together.
The instruments usually represented are: piano, harp (bring your own instrument), violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and voice, but the workshop is also open to saxophone, trumpet, trombone and tuba. For any other instrument, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
– to perform two works of chamber music.
These are proposed either by the participants themselves or by the teachers. One can, by registering, ask to be part of an already constituted group – in part or in totality – or as an individual.
– And to be able to share the fruit of their work during a concert :
All groups are encouraged to perform in public during “musical moments”. These take place at the end of the day throughout the course. On the last day, the orchestra and the choir give a concert during which the various music stands also perform.
In addition to the classes, the students have the opportunity to make music by joining the orchestra and the choir, or to get together in groups around other scores.
The teaching is given by teachers who are used to working with musicians of all levels and ages, and who practice chamber music themselves. Each registrant has two groups, with one hour per day per group under the direction of a teacher.
This course allows you to work on the score with precision, and to finalize it with the other musicians in your group with the help of the teacher. It is also an opportunity to become familiar with the composer, the context of the work, etc.
The teacher in charge of your group is not necessarily a specialist in your instrument, but you always have the possibility to contact the one who plays your instrument within the pedagogical team for help and advice. He will receive you according to his availability.
As this is a group work, each musician must nevertheless take care to prepare the workshop by working on his scores beforehand. For this purpose, the reference of the works attributed to him/her is communicated to him/her in advance.