The European Student Chamber Orchestra - Western Balkan Tour 2011
The European Student Chamber Orchestra is organised under the Sida supported project Widening Participation on the Road to Membership. The project aims to tune academies of the Western Balkans with European educational and administrative standards at the higher education level, and to widen participation in higher music education by better and easier access for children and youth to early stage higher music education.
With the aim to improve relations between the Western Balkan institutions at European level and at student level, a joint European Student Chamber Orchestra composed by students of the academies in the region and several academies from other European countries has been created as a unique opportunity for students from different countries to meet and perform together in the Western Balkan region. The idea takes inspiration from the Erasmus Chamber Orchestra, which performed with great success in 2007 in Oslo and Brussels to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme. The European Student Chamber Orchestra, composed by 19 students from 17 different countries and led by Pierre Amoyal, performed in Novi Sad, Belgrade, Banja Luka and Sarajevo in October 2011. The orchestra is also a metaphor of peace and integration between populations in Europe through the universal language of music.
The orchestra consists of 19 students from various European Higher Music Education institutions, including five from the Western Balkans region. Below you can find the formation of the European Student Chamber Orchestra:
Alice Milan-Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia, Rome
Eva Camilla Eikaas Stalheim-Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo
John Garner-Royal College of Music , London
Ana-Maria Marian-National University of Music, Bucharest
Milos Boskovic-The Music Academy of the University of Montenegro in Cetinje
Dominika Fehér-Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
Raimundas Neverovas- Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
Tove Lund-Royal College of Music, Stockholm
Barbara Malcolm-The Fryderyck Chopin University of Music, Warsaw
Draska Zrnic-The Acdemy of Arts of the University of Banja Luca-Department of Music
Lidwine Dam-Royal Conservatoire, The Hague
Agnès Mauri- Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, Barcelona
Carrie Robinson-Musikhochschule Lübeck
Aida Dajic-The Music Academy of the University of Sarajevo
Jelena Ilic-University of the Arts in Belgrade-Faculty of Music
lauri Kankkunen- Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
Riet Van Den Fonteyne- Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp-Artesis University College
Matej Milosev-Music Academy, University of Zagreb
Milan Milanov-Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad-Department of Music
Pierre Amoyal is one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation. He was awarded a Premier Prix from the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris at the age of 12. At the age of 17 he departed for Los Angeles to study with Jascha Heifetz, with whom he studied for five years. There he enjoyed the privilege of performing chamber music in concerts as well as recording with Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky.
Since then Pierre Amoyal has been invited to play for the most eminent orchestras and has performed worlwide. He reguarly works with the most important conductors of our time (Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Gúnter Herbig and Myung Whun Chung, among others) and his numerous recordings for Decca include works by Fauré, Chauson or Franck, as well as concertos by Dutilleux, Saint-Saëns and Respighi.
Pierre Amoyal plays one of the world's most celebrated violins, the Kochansky Stradivarius from 1717 which was miraculously recovered in Italy in 1991 after its theft in 1987.
Schedule of the Tour
Saturday, 22 October 2011 19:00
Synagogue of Novi Sad
Sunday, 23 October 2011 20:00
Belgrade Drama Theatre
Tuesday, 25 October 2011 20:00
Banksi dvor Cultural Center
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 19:30
Sarajevo Army Hall
For more information about the orchestra, please don't hesitate to contact the AEC-Team.
For more information about the European Chamber Orchestra 2010, please click here