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).
This year’s academy consists of eight instrumental classes and one conducting class. Each student has daily individual classes with the chosen teacher and a class of chamber music. The Ensemble Music is predominant during the Academy and take a central place. All the students participate as well in conducted ensemble classes preparing the program of the final ensemble concerts. They are also invited to perform the repertoire they are working on during a “soloist” concert.
The academy also provides video and audio quality recordings of a piece chosen by the participant.
The classes take place in the premises of the Strasbourg Conservatory, fully available to the participants, thus ensuring excellent working conditions: spacious rooms, new pianos, and many studios available.
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.
Arnold Schoenberg - Kammersymphonie Opus 9 (1906)
Transcription from Anton Webern for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1922-1923)(Chamber Symphony n°1)
Pierre Boulez - Dérive 1 (1984)
For flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello
Franco Donatoni - Arpèges (1986)
For flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin and cello
Peter Eötvös - Intervalles Intérieurs (1981)
For clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, percussion and magnetic tape