more info and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 23 and 31 of July 2021, of the XXXI edition of the International Music Encounters at Casa de Mateus.
The Opening Concert will take place on 23 rd July.
The MasterClasses will start in the morning of 24 th July until July 31st.
Considering all the precautions we must take, this edition will be limited to Baroque Singing, Harpsichord, Recorder and Chamber Music Courses. Under the guidance of teachers António Carrilho (recorder), Jacques Ogg (harpsichord) 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 June 20, 2021, closing as the different Courses are completed. Consult the Regulations, find the Registration Form and consult us for more informations at email@example.com.
The International Music Encounters at Casa de Mateus are organised in partnership with Conservatório Regional de Música de Vila Real and Douro Strings Academy
Artistic Direction | Ricardo Bernardes
Pedagogical Direction | António Carrilho
Baroque Singing | María Cristina Kiehr
Harpsichord | Jacques Ogg
Recorder | António Carrilho
Vocal Ensemble | Ricardo Bernardes
Application Deadlines and Tuition Fees Singing / Instrument Courses:
until 20 June 2021 | € 350.00
Chamber Music Course (for instruments not offered by the XXXI EIMCM):
until 20 June 2021 | € 200.00
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
Posters of the International Music Encounters