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YOUNG IS MODERN! chamber music concert in Cluj
Apr 17, 2015

Violin and Alexander technique masterclasses in Cluj
Mar 3, 2015

Vox cum cordes - chamber music concert in Sighisoara
Feb 28, 2015

Year-round concert series: Academia Sighișoara visits Timișoara and Oradea
Feb 25, 2015

Angela Schwartz: A Chance Encounter Pilots the Alexander Technique Eastwards
Jan 18, 2015

The Linos Ensemble to open the second year of the partnership project in Neuchâtel
Nov 2, 2014

"Academia Sighișoara" is an international festival for young musicians and visual artists from all over the world. A place of encounter and interchange, a platform for contemporary art in the new EU country Romania.

The Festival takes place between the 1st and 14th of August 2014.

YOUNG IS MODERN! chamber music concert in Cluj, Apr 17, 2015

The newest concert from the year-round concert series of the Academia Sighisoara Project will take place in Cluj on the 20th of April at 7pm at the Concert Hall of the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, in the framework of the 11th Cluj Modern -- International Contemporary Music Festival (18--24 April 2015).

The concert will feature the AdHOC Ensemble (conducted by Matei Pop) who will perform works by young and talented composers from Cluj, Bucharest, Budapest, Bern and Basel. The title of the event YOUNG IS MODERN! refers not only to the age of the composers and performers, but to the repertoire, too. The peculiarity of the concert lies in the uniqueness of the programme: all of the compositions will be either world or Romanian premieres (indicated below as WP and RP respectively), with Alexandru Murariu's award winning (George Enescu International Competition, 2014) work as the closing piece of the evening.


Conductor: Matei Pop

Nemanja Radivojevic (Bern): I Feel... (WP)
Demetre Gamsachurdia (Basel): Du Suchtest Katharsis (RP)
Aurelian Bacan (Cluj): Shaman Pentru Clarinet Solo (WP)
Mathieu Corajod (Bern): Emportés Par L'intempestif Manifesté... Vogue Alors, Vole ! (RP)
Diana Rotaru (Bucuresti): Chant Du Sommeil  (RP)
Tobias Krebs (Basel): Paura E Desiderio (RP)
Bálint Horváth (Budapest): Three Studies For Ensemble (D-E-A-C Variations) (WP)
Török-Gyurkó Áron (Cluj): Rezonante (WP)
Alexandru Murariu (Cluj): El Niño (WP)


Violin and Alexander technique masterclasses in Cluj, Mar 3, 2015

Two of the teachers of Academia Sighisoara are returning to Cluj, Romania in March for an intense work session with the students of Gheorghe Dima Music Academy. Between 9 and 20 March violin and Alexander technique masterclasses and workshops are offered in the framework of Academia Sighisoara for young musicians who want to improve professionally and need for a new perspective regarding their performance and technique.

Adelina Oprean (Basel), Romanian born Swiss violinist will work with the students between 9 and 12 March. She will also perform with pianist and chamber music professor Marta Cîrlejan at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy of Cluj on the 11th of March at 7 pm.

Angela Schwartz (Basel) is returning for the second time to Cluj. After a successful three day masterclass and workshop marathon in April 2014 and a week long working session with the students of Academia Sighisoara 2014, the qualified Alexander technique professor is open to work with students and teachers on individual and group lessons between the 16th and 20th of March. This course is intended as an intensive introduction for newcomers to the Alexander Technique or as a continuation for students who have already attended a course.

Both artists are confirmed to participate at the 2015th Academia Sighisoara (1-14 August, 2015).


Vox cum cordes - chamber music concert in Sighisoara, Feb 28, 2015

The Arcadia String Quartet is performing with soprano Mihaela Maxim and pianist Horea Haplea at the Festive Hall of Sighisoara City Hall on the 9th of March, 6 pm. This the third concert of the year round series of 2015, in the framework of Academia Sighisoara. The renowned Romanian musicians are performing works by György Orbán, Gustav Mahler, Joseph Haydn, Viorel Munteanu, Șerban Marcu and Adrian Pop.

9 March, 2015: Vox cum cordes - chamber music concert, Sighisoara
Mihaela Maxim, soprano
Horea Haplea, piano

Arcadia quartet:
Ana Török, violin
Răsvan Dumitru, violin
Traian Boală, viola
Zsolt Török, cello

Works by: György Orbán, Gustav Mahler, Joseph Haydn, Viorel Munteanu, Șerban Marcu, Adrian Pop


Academia Sighisoara,
a partnership project co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.

Association Cultura Viva Sighisoara
Bern, Switzerland


"Gheorghe Dima" Music Academy
Cluj, Romania