TRONDHEIM INTL CHAMBER MUSIC ACADEMY 23-27 SEPTEMBER 2019

Academy

Piano trios from all over the world are welcome to apply for the Trondheim International Chamber music Academy (TICC Academy) which focuses especially on advanced student trios and young professional trios.

The academy offers a unique opportunity with a combination of:
- Master classes in the ensembles’ chosen repertoire
- Chamber music together with the instructors 
- The Academy is held during Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, and the ensembles have free entry to the festival’s concerts

In addition to offering instruction of top international standard, TICC Academy wishes to serve as a springboard for the ensembles’ further career. One or more quartets may be selected by the instructors to directly qualify for the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition 2021.

The quartets choose one string quartet of their own choice. The program for works to be played with the instructors will be announced after the academy quartets have been chosen.

The Academy's Closing Concert is held on the Sunday of the week, and will take place as part of the Trondheim Chamber Music Festival.

Rules and application repertoire
1. 11th Trondheim International Chamber Music Academy, TICC Academy 2020, is open to string quartets.

2. Applications will be accepted from musicians of all nationalities provided the combined maximum age of the quartet members as of 1st September 2020 does not exceed 87 years. The age limit for each musician of the quartet must be under 34 and over 15 years on 1st September 2020.

3. Musicians may only enter the Academy as a member of one string quartet.

4. Musicians are responsible for all travel expenses. There are possibilities for applying for travel funding, which can be provided based on the need and the total travel costs of the groups.

5. The competition will offer lodging in 2-bed room, as well as breakfast and one hot meal a day.

6. The application must be sent no later than the day of the deadline; 20 April 2020. The following documents must be attached the application:
     - A copy of birth certificate or similar official document confirming the date and place of birth of each candidate.
     - Curriculum vitae with particulars of training, awards and diplomas and recent concert appearances of the quartet.
     - Two recent professional references.
     - Two recent digital high-resolution photographs of the quartet.
     - A recent audio recording of high quality (WAV or AIFF), or in formats with lossless compression, such as FLAC or ALAC (.m4a), minimum Bitrate 256kbps, minimum Bitrate 164kbps), of the quartet containing two contrasting movements with a total duration of min. 12 minutes. This should be:
     • REPERTOIRE TBA 
Each movement should be recorded in one "take" and must not be edited or altered in any way. TICC Academy reserves the right to disqualify applicants entering studio enhanced or modified tapes. Applicants are anonymous to the jury when considered for TICC Academy. A letter from a teacher or professional musician certifying the authenticity of the recording.

7. There will be a non-refundable entry fee of EURO 160 per quartet which should not be sent before the application has been accepted.

8. Each quartet will be required to prepare 1-2 works of free choice of a minimum duration of 20 minutes. Each quartet will also be expected to prepare works to be played together with the instructors. These works will be announced once the participating quartets have been chosen.

9. All participants shall agree to have their performances recorded, filmed or broadcast on in any medium, live, in whole or in part, in sound, and/or in images. No payment will be made to participants for the recording or broadcasting of the Academy performances.

10. Rehearsal facilities, including the provision of music stands, will be available to all participants.

11. English is the official language.

Academy repertoire
a) Compulsory:
1-2 string quartets of free choice, min. duration of 20’
b) One work which the quartet will play together with one of the instructors. The piece will be announced after selection of the participants (for example string quintets or similar)

Instructors
As a part of our academy we offer the quite unique possiblity of studying chamber music playing together with the instructors. This is in addition to masterclasses with the quartets chosen repertoire. From 10 years of experience, we know this makes our young talents perform better than ever before. The repertoire will be decided by the instructors and the academy, and also which group is playing with which instructor.

Master classes
The master classes are open for audience. The master class schedule will be announced on our web site at the beginning of September. Listening to a master class gives a deeper understanding of the music, it is a wonderful experience of talent and hard work, and it is a close meeting with some of the great chamber music personalities of the world giving their view and interpretations of the old masters to the young talents.

Academy Prequalify to the 2019 competition Playing together with the instructors Tickets and schedule
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Academy

Learn from the best – play together with them!

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Prequalify to the 2019 competition

1 or 2 Academy string quartets may prequalify for the 2021 Competition!

A jury with the academy leader and two instructors may prequalify 1 or 2 of the participating string quartets at TICC Academy 2020 directly to the Competition for string quartets in 2021.

TICC Competition winner 2017, the Maxwell Quartet, prequalified from the 2016 Academy and ending up winning a cash prize of 15 000,- EURO as well as concert engagements around Europe after winning both 1st prize and the audience prize at the 2017 Competition.

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Playing together with the instructors

As a part of our academy we offer the quite unique possiblity of studying chamber music playing together with the instructors. This is in addition to masterclasses with the quartets chosen repertoire. As this is our 11th academy we know this makes our young talents perform better than ever before. The repertoire will be decided by the instructors and the academy, and also which group is playing with which instructor.

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Tickets and schedule

Welcome to the 2018 TICC Academy - come join us for master classes and concerts!

Master Classes

TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
Joseph Kalichstein and Avant Piano Trio
10.15-11.30
Room: 316

Kari Kriikku and Koiné Trio
10.45-11.45
Room: Kammersalen

Rick Stotijn, Francesca Wiersma and Avant Piano Trio
12.30-13.45
Room: 501

Asbjørn Nørgaard and Walden Trio
12.30-13.45
Room: 502 (small room)

Joseph Kalichstein and Koiné Trio
15.30-16.45
Room: Kammersalen

Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Francesca Wiersma and Trio Opal
15.30-16.45
Room: 506

Joseph Kalichstein and Trio Opal
17.00-18.15
Room: Kammersalen

Joseph Kalichstein and Walden Trio
18.30-19.45
Room: Kammersalen


Wednesday 26 September
Malin William-Olsson and Walden Trio
10.00-11.15
Room: 510 (small room)

Johannes Rostamo and Trio Opal
10.30-11.45
Room: 316

Malin William-Olsson and Avant Piano Trio
11.30-12.45
Room: 510 (small room)

Johannes Rostamo and Walden Trio
12.00-13.15
Room: 316

Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Francesca Wiersma and Trio Opal
12.30-13.15
Room: Kammersalen

Rick Stotijn, Francesca Wiersma and Avant Piano Trio
13.45-15.00
Room: 510 (small room)

Joseph Kalichstein and Koiné Trio
14.00-15.15
Room: K203

Asbjørn Nørgaard and Walden Trio
15.30-16.45
Room: 510 (small room)

Joseph Kalichstein and Trio Opal
15.30-16.45
Room: K203

Kari Kriikku and Koiné Trio
15.45-17.00
Room: Kammersalen

Joseph Kalichstein and Walden Trio
17.15-18.30
Room: K203

Joseph Kalichstein and Avant Piano Trio
19.00-20.15


Thursday 27 September
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Francesca Wiersma and Trio Opal
09.00-10.15
Room: Kammersalen

Asbjørn Nørgaard and Walden Trio
10.00-11.15
Room: 510 (small room)

Johannes Rostamo and Koiné Trio
10.00-11.15
Room: 316

Rick Stotijn, Francesca Wiersma and Avant Piano Trio
10.30-11.45
Room: Kammersalen

Johannes Rostamo and Avant Piano Trio
15.30-16.45
Room: K203

Malin William-Olsson and Koiné Trio
17.00-18.15
Room: Kammersalen

Friday 28 September
Joseph Kalichstein and Avant Piano Trio
09.00-10.15
Room: 419 (small room)

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Trio Opal
09.30-10.45
Room: K203

Malin Broman and Walden Trio
10.00-11.15
Room: 316

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Avant Piano Trio
11.00-12.15
Room: K203

Malin Broman and Trio Opal
11.30-12.45
Room: 316

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Walden Trio
13.00-14.15
Room: 502 (small room)

Malin Broman and Koiné Trio
13.30-14.45
Room: 419 (small room)

Joseph Kalichstein and Trio HIA
14.15-15.30
Room: Dokkhuset

Johannes Rostamo and Trio HIA
17.30-18.45
Room: 502 (small room)

Rick Stotijn, Francesca Wiersma and Avant Piano Trio
17.15-18.30
Room: 419 (small room)

Simon Crawford-Phillips and Koiné Trio
17.15-18.30
Room: Kammersalen

Kari Kriikku and Koiné Trio
19.00-20.15
Room: Kammersalen 


Saturday 29 September
Joseph Kalichstein and Koiné Trio
10.30-11.45
Room: 419 (small room)

Joseph Kalichstein and Trio HIA
15.00-16.15
Room: 419 (small room)

Joseph Kalichstein and NMH Quartet
17.00-18.15
Room: K203

Asbjørn Nørgaard and Walden Trio
17.00-18.15
Room: 419 (small room)

Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Francesca Wiersma and Trio Opal
17.00-18.15
Room: Kammersalen

Joseph Kalichstein and Walden Trio - CANCELLED
18.30-19.45
Room: Kammersalen

Joseph Kalichstein and Trio Opal
20.00-21.15
Room: Kammersalen 

 

Regional Concerts                                                        
Friday 28 September 
11.30: Nordlåna, Nord Universitet, Levanger

Saturday 29 September
13.00: Matine Concert, Thamspaviljongen, Orkanger
14.00: At home with Fam. Søsveen Snekvik - Gråbakkan 13, 7353 Børsa
14.00: Lørdagsvrimmel, Kimen Kulturhus, Stjørdal
15.00: Matine Concert, Levanger Kirke

Academy's Closing Concert
Sunday 30 September at 13.00
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Artists:
Piano trios from TICC Academy:
Avant Piano Trio
Trio Opal
Koiné Trio
Walden Trio
Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Asbjørn Nørgaard, viola
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin
Rick Stotijn, double bass

Program:
Quartets and quintets by Brahms, Messiaen, Schubert and Schumann

Want to see tomorrow’s festival stars now? Trondheim International Chamber Music Academy brings together some of the world’s most promising young piano trios for six days of intense practice with top international instructors. Tonight, both ensembles and instructors are ready to perform!

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