Arnedo CIMCA

After the suspension of its edition 2020 because of the pandemic, return the International Chamber Music Competition what, for more than a decade, organize the Arnuero Town Hall. A contest that was born with the aim of serving as a launching pad for young performers and chamber music groups of different nationalities and that, this year, celebrates its eighteenth edition with a renewed image and a new format adapted to the current health alert situation.

In accordance with the new format of the XVIII Arnuero International Chamber Music Competition, The preliminary qualification phase will be carried out by sending videos by the participating groups so that the Jury, through virtual meetings, proceed to determine which will be the finalist groups. With the aim that the grand finale and the opening concert can be held with fewer restrictions, the event date has been delayed to days 3 Y 4 July 2021. With the security measures that the health situation demands at the time, the final phase will be face-to-face and will be preceded by the opening concert, which will take place on saturday 3 July at 20 hours in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Arnuero and includes the absolute premiere of “Antinous” by Jesús Torres and “Magia Simpática” by José Luis Escrivá, works commissioned by CIMCA, by the Valencians Adrià Gràcia Gàlvez (key) and Fernando Pascual León (fiddle).

The jury for this edition will be chaired by the multi-awarded composer Jesus Torres and professionals of great musical prestige such as the violinist Fernando Pascual Leon, the pianist and harpsichordist Adrià Gràcia Gàlvez, the composer Jose Luis Escrivá, and the composer and teacher Angel Botia Santos.

The registration period ends on 30 of April. The bases of the XVIII Arnuero International Chamber Music Competition (CIMCA) can be consulted in the following link:

https://www.concursomusicaarnuero.es/cma-bases

Monteleón Foundation

He 6 from December, at Auditorio Nacional de León, se inaugura el Festival Internacional de Música de Cámara de la Fundación MonteLeón, a festival that started as a firm commitment to promoting young talents of classical music and, this year, celebrating its seventh edition, become unmissable musical event, and national and international benchmark of chamber music. For five days, of the 6 al 10 from December, el festival ofrece la oportunidad a melómanos, estudiosos y aficionados a la música de cámara de disfrutar de la excelencia interpretativa de jóvenes talentos de todo el mundo en la bella ciudad de León.

El prestigioso conjunto de cámara Apollon Quartet Musagète, como grupo invitado de este año y “modelo de logro artístico que sirva de referente a los jóvenes talentos”, será el encargado de inaugurar el festival, con un interesantísimo programa, que incluye obras de Haydn, Beethoven Y Grieg. further, tras una exhaustiva y rigurosa selección del jurado del festival, entre casi un centenar de propuestas procedentes de toda Europa, Asia y Canadá, en el programa de esta edición podremos escuchar a las cuatro formaciones elegidas: Dúo Mockingjay de Taiwán-España (cello, piano), Perpetual Projek de Canadá (accordion, violonchelo y percusión), Dúo Friedhoff & Lisarri from Spain (soprano, piano), and the Trío Zadig de Francia (fiddle, cello and piano).

La visita de grupos de cámara tan destacados como el Kuss Quartet, Ebène Quartet, Doric String Quartet or the Quartetto di Cremona, among others, a lo largo de estos siete años y el progresivo aumento de las propuestas recibidas procedentes de todo el mundo acreditan la gran acogida y éxito del festival leonés.

El Festival Internacional de Música de Cámara-Fundación MonteLeón es miembro de la Asociación Española de Festivales de Música Clásica (FestClásica).

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