XENIA CHAMBER MUSIC COURSE

 

Set up in 1998 by Christine Anderson, Eilis Cranitch, Elizabeth Wilson, in collaboration with Hugh and Tricia Maguire, Adrian Petcu and Macha Yanouchevsky, the XENIA CHAMBER MUSIC COURSE, this year in its 19th year, is an established international course well-knowned for the quality and richness of the music making program and for the care and attention given to all participants.

 

 

NEWS

 

WONDERFUL NEWS!

From this year (2017) Simon Rowland Jones has become Honorary President of the Xenia Chamber Music Course. The distinguished viola player and chamber musician, Simon Rowland Jones, was a founder member of the Chilingirian string quartet, with which he played for 10 years. Simon is also a gifted composer, a renowned teacher of viola and chamber music,  and an experienced editor. In  the quartet world, is his authoratitve edition of Haydn string quartets published by Peters Edition has received international acclaim. In his visits to our course he has generously  shared his deep understanding of quartet music  and given us inspiration. We are honoured that he has agreed to take on the role of honorary president!

“I am delighted and honoured to have been made the new President of the Xenia Chamber Music Course.

With its magnificent setting and fresh mountain air Pra Catinat seems to me the ideal place to develop as a player and musician as well as to enjoy the life-enriching world of chamber music!

I wish you all a very happy time in July and look forward to joining you in future years.”

Simon Rowland-Jones

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THE NEW 20th XENIA CHAMBER MUSIC COURSE

21st July – 31st July 2017

Pra Catinat, Turin (Italy)

“An international project aimed at teaching and disseminating chamber music as a tool for intercultural and intergenerational dialogue.”

Click here for more info!

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2017 COURSE NEWS

quartetto-lyskamm

This year sees a great initiative at the Course with the presence of Stefan Metz as Guest of Honour and a young professional quartet in residence during 5 days of the course. Stefan Metz and the Lyskamm Quartet will stay with us at the  Pracatinat Centre where they will study and work assisting and inspiring our students, and hence providing an example of how talented musicians have a professional life.

 

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SPECIAL DISCOUNT  FOR  STUDENTS ATTENDING BOTH XENIA

& CONCORDA COURSES

The Xenia Chamber Music Course at Pracatinat  and Concorda course in Kilkenny, Eire  have had a long association, not least through their founder members, Hugh Maguire, Adrian Petcu and Tricia Maguire. Many  generations of Irish students have come to attend our course, and in addition our students  have been able to attend the Concorda course. This association continues today, with André Swanepoel as  the representative from Concorda   on the staff at Pracatinat.

To enrich our collaboration, we offer  in 2016 a special discount  10% for students who attend both the Xenia  chamber music and the Concorda courses.