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With the I YOUTH ORCHESTRAL MEETING, the aim is to enhance the musical talent of the young musicians of Mallorca, through intensive orchestral practice workshops, led by internationally renowned musicians and professors specialized in orchestral pedagogy within the Abreu Orchestra Venezuelan System. These workshops are aimed at young people between 8 and 14 years, who play any of the following symphonic instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass and percussion.

The Abreu Orchestra System is considered an exemplary educational and artistic project throughout the world and has served as a model in many Latin American countries, in Europe and in the US. Its creator was distinguished with such important prizes as the Prince of Asturias or the UNESCO Prize. There are many musicians of international prestige who have been trained with the System, such as Gustavo Dudamel, Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The sessions will begin at the Professional Music Conservatory of Felanitx on Monday, July 9th and end on Friday the 13th, from 9:30 – 1:00 pm and from 3:00 – 6:00 am. On Saturday 14th, a general rehearsal and a closing concert will be held at the Felanitx Auditorium.

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

The four professors were students of the Venezuelan System, have working experience in it and currently develop their artistic and teaching activity in Europe:
• Ángel Hernández – composer, violinist and conductor
• Angélica Martínez – double bass teacher
• Jacinto Herrera – oboe and English horn
• José Oswaldo Parra – trombone

So far 60 children, between 8 and 14 years old, from 12 different municipalities of Mallorca (Artà, Cala Ratjada, Felanitx, Lloseta, Manacor, Muro, Palma, Porreres, Sant Joan, Sa Ràpita, Sóller and Vilafranca) have registered. They play the following instruments: euphonium, clarinet, double bass, bassoon, flute, percussion, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, trumpet, viola, violin and cello.

Transportation and food
Roundtrip transportation by coach will be available, departing from Palma’s Conservatory at 8:30 am.
Likewise, in the Professional Music Conservatory of Felanitx, spaces will be provided so that students can eat what they bring from home and they will also be offered a menu at a nearby cafeteria.




In the presentation press conference, José Maria Moreno, musical adviser of the Foundation, highlighted the musical and social importance of this contest that aims to become a benchmark for music students of the Balearic Islands. “Currently, there is no scholarship or contest of this kind in our community. Due to its economic endowment and the prize it will award, it will undoubtedly become one of the most important in Spain, “ said Moreno.

For his part, Joan Xamena, Mayor of Felanitx, thanked the Barceló family (originally from the municipality) for the creation of this event since it will place Felanitx as a benchmark in the national music scene. “The Foundation has been aware of the lack of scholarships of this type in the Balearic Islands and we must thank them for creating this contest to help all our students,” said Xamena.
The registration period for all those interested will open next December 15th and, on the weekend of February 9, 10 and 11th, 2018, the name of the student most talented and deserving of the award.

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