The applications for the XXX edition of the Casa de Mateus International Music Encounters, which will take place from August 14 to 22, 2020, are open.

 

Baroque Singing
María Cristina Kiehr
Recorder
António Carrilho
Música de Câmara
Ricardo Bernardes –
António Carrilho
María Cristina Kiehr

 

Regulation

Application form

Accommodation and Meals

 

 

more info: baroque.summer.course@casademateus.pt

 

The International Music Encounters at Casa de Mateus, have transformed, over the last decades, the idea of baroque music in Portugal. This course pioneered the teaching and dissemination of Baroque music in the country. Today, Mateus’ propitious landscape remains where musical tradition finds its way into the future through the meeting of teachers and students from all over the world.

In such a peculiar year, the Fundação da Casa de Mateus has been following the evolution of the pandemic and its consequences in what concerns restrictions on the circulation of people and the organization of live cultural events.

It is, therefore, with the greatest satisfaction that we announce the holding, between the 12th and 22nd of August 2020, of the XXX edition of the International Music Encounters at Casa de Mateus.

Considering all the precautions we must take, this edition will be limited to the Recorder and Baroque Singing Courses. Under the guidance of teachers António Carrilho (recorder) and María Cristina Kiehr (singing), as well as artistic director Ricardo Bernardes, a maximum of 25 students will be admitted. In addition to candidates for each of those Courses, enrollment in the Chamber Music component will also be allowed to students of instruments not offered by the Encounters.

The limited number of students, as well as a new concept for the use of spaces, will allow us to strictly follow all the best practices recommended by the Directorate-General for Health, giving priority to a safety and healthy environment for all.

In a year in which tourist pressure has noticeably reduced, we are able to propose you a different relationship with this wonderful space that will reinforce the pleasure of studying and making music in an environment where history and nature come together in a true Baroque harmony.

Registration will remain open until July 10, 2020, closing as the different Courses are completed. Consult the Regulations, find the Registration Form and consult us for more informations at baroque.summer.course@casademateus.pt.

 


Application Deadlines and Tuition Fees Singing / Instrument Courses:

until 31 January 2020: early bird / discounted tuition fee | € 350.00

until 30 April 2020: full tuition fee | € 400.00

from 1 May to 10 July 2020: aggravated tuition fee | € 450.00

Period of Applications to the Baroque Vocal Polyphony Course

until 10 July 2020 | € 200.00

Chamber Music Course (for instruments not offered by the XXX EIMCM):

until 10 July 2020 | € 200.00


 

I flew all the way from the United States for the course and I could not have had more excellent instruction nor a better environment for studying baroque music elsewhere.” 

Georgina McKay Lodge – USA

“We are a quartet of recorder players from […] Sydney. […] We had a wonderful and very positive experience with this week of music study and music making. […] We would give this course our highest recommendation, and we are hoping that we can come back again sometime soon.”

Peter Petocz and The Judgment of Paris – Australia
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