INVITATION TO COMPOSERS

The London Schubert Players Trust, The Romanian Cultural Institute in Paris and Info Manager Association in Bucharest invite you to join them on a remarkable classical music journey across Europe and beyond.

Invitation to Composers is a ground-breaking project for the European Commission. Over two years (November 2009 – October 2011) an impressive number of concerts, workshops, seminars, conferences, and presentations of audio-visual products and publications will take place in the UK, France and Romania.

The musical journey leads audiences and performers to the very source of inspiration and establishes a new form of relationship between composers, performers and audiences around the world. It is a consequence of the unique international call to composers to enrich the European classical music patrimony with instrumental combinations that do not exist or are very rare in the chamber music repertoire. Five works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Messiaen and Enescu have been chosen as inspirational ‘models’ and are performed and recorded side-by-side with the new works. The audience is made to feel part of the creative process by taking an active part in the dialogue between composers and performers during the seminars and workshops.

The international recognition achieved by Invitation to Composers even before its official launch on March 31st 2010 is testimony to the project’s inventiveness, appeal and brilliance.

For info and reservations please email lsp@londonschubertplayers.co.uk or Tel 020 7603 1396.

 

OUR SUCCESS

Invitation to Composers has become one of the 'Success Stories' of the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and is now available online at here. The Commission are planning to use them in different channels, forms and media. This will include illustrations of websites and brochures, pull-out quotes for press releases, speeches etc. Information on our 'Story' can be accessed and used as long as the European Commission is cited as the source and it is not used for commercial purposes.

INVITATION TO COMPOSERS IS FINANCED BY:

European Union Culture Fund, Programme 2007-2013
London Schubert Players Trust
Lionel Tertis Foundation, London
Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris
Romanian Cultural Institute, London

THE PROJECT ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES KIND FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM:

British Council, Romania
VIS NOVUM AB, Sweden
Norwegian Embassy in the UK
Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Music Information Centre Norway
Arts Council of Finland
Ministry of Culture, Croatia
Concordia Foundation, London
Britten-Pears Foundation
Steinway & Sons
Mr & Mrs David and Elizabeth Nussbaum
Mr & Mrs Vincent and Samira Bourgeois
Mrs Ursula Bagdasarjanz
Mr Kenneth Smith
Ms Cristina Mircescu
Ms Ariane Braillard

PROJECT TEAM UK

Project Director Anda Anastasescu
Editors John Gritten, Allan Hughes
Music Consultant Luminita Spinu
PR and Management Consultant Leor Segal
Design Georgina Rhodes, Richard Proctor and Vanessa Cojocaru
Printing Tadberry Evedale
Project Assistant Evelyne Bologa
Photography Ben Gritten, Clara Portugheis, Oskar Proctor and Ionela Flood
Creative writing Alexander Enahoro
Recording Engineers Kirsten Cowie, Tom Leader, Gregorio Fontén

PROJECT TEAM FRANCE

Magda Carneci, Katia Danila, Crengutza Sofronea, Madalina Tureatca

PROJECT TEAM ROMANIA

Ionela Flood, Silvia Suiu

PARTNERS IN OUR EVENTS

Embassy of Romania in the UK
Romanian Cultural Institute, London
Embassy of Romania in France
Norwegian Embassy in the UK
British Council Romania
Royal Academy of Music, London
Université Paris 8
George Enescu International Festival 2011, Romania
National Music University, Bucharest
Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Cluj
Radio Romania Actualitati
Radio Romania International
Radio Romania Cultural
Radio Romania Muzical
Ciocarlia Radio Station, London
The Griffon Area Partnership, Norfolk
Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh
Opus Musica, London
Românca Society
Asociatia Adolescentul, Bucharest
RING Media Group, Bucharest
Pro Diaspora Publications

AS WELL AS FRIENDS OF THE PROJECT FOR
THEIR ENTHUSIASTIC HELP:

Margaret and Robert Lyons
Mick Flood
Christiane Gould
Séverine Gould
Nicki Billington
Susanne and John Mason
David Morgan
Roger Buck
Aida Armitage
Sophie Warren

The Parochial Church Councils of:
St Botolph’s, Trunch
St Nicholas’, North Walsham
St Margaret’s, Paston
St Edmund King & Martyr, Acle

 

logos of supporters

 

72 Warwick Gardens, London W14 8PP Tel/Fax: 00 44 (0) 20 7603 1396
Email: lsp@londonschubertplayers.co.uk
www.invitationtocomposers.co.uk
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