Casals Forum, Kronberg

At the start of the 2018/19 season and the new academic year, the Kronberg Academy and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) announce a new partnership to establish the Casals Forum in Kronberg, Germany, as an artistic centre of excellence. The press release says: « The partnership underlines the shared quest for excellence by both pan-European organisations and their commitment to support the highest level of music education, as well as chamber and orchestral music making. »

Kronberg Academy’s Anniversary Concert, 25 Years Kronberg Academy, on October 22, marks the start of the long-term partnership and sees the COE perform with a host of Kronberg’s leading tutors and alumni including Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Vilde Frang, István Várdai and Yuri Bashmet.

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe will become the first-ever orchestra-in-residence at the Casals Forum Kronberg as from the 2021/22 season. According to the management, « the residency at the Forum offers the perfect ‘laboratory’ conditions for rehearsal, enabling the COE to develop its work in Frankfurt and the region, in addition to preparing for concert tours across Europe and worldwide as the orchestra’s central-European base. »

As a result of this new partnership, students of the Kronberg Academy and members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, together with the many soloists and conductors who work with both organisations, will have the opportunity to work together and develop a variety of joint projects and initiatives.

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