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    European Union Youth Orchestra and Grafenegg Festival launch summer campus for young musicians


    The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) and Grafenegg Festival have joined forces to create The European Music Campus (EMC), a new summer programme of workshops, seminars, masterclasses and performances for young musicians, situated at the Grafenegg Festival site in Grafenegg, Austria. The Campus will form part of a new EUYO ...

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    Cellists invited to free day of cello events at UK's Birmingham Conservatoire


    Cellists of all ages, levels and walks of life are invited to a free day of workshops, performances and masterclasses at the UK’s Birmingham Conservatoire on 27 October. The college’s annual Cello Day is open to anyone who plays the cello, from music students to hobbyists and amateurs. The event ...

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    Multi-million pound development for Belgium's Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel


    String students training at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium are to benefit from a new multi-million pound building due for completion in 2014. The Music Chapel, which is known for its elite intake and its holistic approach to music tuition, announced that the new construction will effectively form ...

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    Budapest Festival Orchestra offers apprenticeships to European Union Youth Orchestra players


    The musicians of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) will get the chance to play as part of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) in 2014–15, under a newly announced apprenticeship scheme. The partnership between the two orchestras will mean that EUYO players can work on BFO projects for up to ...

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    Erhu player receives Royal College of Music degree


    London’s Royal College of Music (RCM) has awarded its first degree in a traditional Chinese instrument. Singaporean musician Chew Jun Ru, 24, has graduated with a BMus in performance on the erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument sometimes known as a ‘Chinese violin’. Chew, 24, has principally studied at Singapore’s Nanyang ...

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    Should all performers learn how to teach?


    Performance degree students should put all their energies into becoming great performers, and leave learning teaching skills to their music education counterparts – right? Wrong, say Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott, authors of From the Stage to the Studio: how fine musicians become great teachers. In an exclusive article in ...

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    Teaching association honour for violin pedagogue Kató Havas


    Hungarian-born violin teacher Kató Havas is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the British branch of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA). The 92-year-old pedagogue is known for developing innovative ways of string teaching, which she wrote up as the New Approach. A particular focus of ...

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    UK conservatoires to collaborate on four-year study of musicians' health


    Nine UK conservatoires will take part in a four-year research project investigating the health and well-being of musicians. The study, called Musical Impact, will be funded by an £800,000 grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, together with £200,000 from the participating institutions. Beginning ...