Performing or conducting new music requires specific training and skills that “traditional” schooling generally does not cover. For that reason and due to a growing demand from young performers, the Ensemble Linea has organised its own summer academy, in its beautiful hometown Strasbourg (eastern France).
Linea’s Academy is open to all music students, to performers at the beginning of their career, wishing to learn or to improve their knowledge of new music, and also to those who have never played such repertoire. The only important thing is motivation.
Focus on chamber and ensemble music
Every day, alongside individual courses, each student participates in chamber music workshops where he/she is put in the real concert conditions, playing together with other students and Linea’s musicians, or conducting them. These ensemble workshops are at the very heart of Linea’s teaching method, contributing to the students’ progress.
Every year, the academy ends with a series of concerts featuring the “Academy Ensemble”.
Programme of the ensemble workshops is rich, and it includes works by some of the most representative new music composers, like Arnold Schoenberg, Pierre Boulez, Franco Donatoni or Peter Eötvös.
A large offer of classes for a high level schooling
Linea’s summer Academy covers a wide range of instruments and practices, including those which are scarcely addressed in contemporary music masterclasses.
In 2017, Linea’s Academy offers classes of flute, trumpet, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussions, singing, chamber music. A conducting masterclass is also an important feature of the Academy.
Our teachers, most of them members of the Ensemble Linea, have a long pedagogical experience, and master all techniques and skills required in new music, thus offering high level courses and masterclasses.
A pleasant and professional space for work, in the very heart of Europe
Ideally located in Strasbourg, at the crossroads of Europe, the Academy takes place in the “Cité de la Musique et de la Danse”, close to the historical center listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, and close to the very heart of the city (restaurants, pubs, shops …). The “Cité de la Musique et de la Danse”, with its studios, rehearsal rooms and an auditorium, offers perfect conditions to learn and practice music. In addition to the participation in classes and ensemble workshops, participants can book practice studios for free to work on their repertoire.
Intensive work in a friendly and international atmosphere
Linea’s academy gathers students and teachers from all over the world. Daily life at the academy is made of intensive and exciting work in a friendly, multicultural and highly stimulating atmosphere. The well-being of students is essential for us. That’s why the whole Linea team is at your disposal throughout the week to help you. In 2018, be part of it, join us !
The 2018 edition of the academy takes place from 27 august to 02 September
Keep checking our website for more details concerning the academy program.
Application deadline : 1st June 2018