47th International Conference European String Teacher Association
ESTA Italia is happy to announce that, after the success of the ESTA International Congress in 2007 and by popular demand, the annual ESTA International Congress will again be held in Cremona from 25th April-1st May 2019 for 47th edition.
True to Cremona’s identity in the word as the home of string instruments, significant time and space will be devoted to luthiers and bow makers. Participants will be from a broad spectrum of countries from Europe, Australasia and America.
The congress, logistically very compact, will be held in the Chamber of Commerce Auditorium and in the beautiful ceremonial rooms of the adjacent Medieval Town Hall in the heart of Cremona. There will be a wide range of events same conference, whorkshop, lectures, masterclass, concerts and many space for exhibitors, luthiers, bow makers, accessories and publishing.
The evening concerts will take place in the historic Ponchielli Theatre and the prestigious violin shaped auditorium at the Museo del Violino, amongst other venues.
A special event of 1001 Violins in Piazza will be organized in the piazza onto which the cathedral, the baptistery and the Town Hall all face.
The theme and subtitle of the congress is String Teaching and Inclusion and will deal with the place and pertinence of String Teaching in our society.
The term Inclusion is meant to be interpreted in its widest sense: musical, cultural, social and physical.
Just to give you an idea…
Physical Inclusion could cover experiences in string teaching to the disabled in its many and varied forms including dyslexia and autism. But it could also mean the inclusion of techniques which can help to overcome physical tensions and blocks.
Social Inclusion could cover string teaching approaches in projects devised to include the socially disadvantaged and poor third world countries.
But it could also include the teaching of pensioners and amateurs.
Cultural Inclusion could treat the importance of string teaching in the overall programme of personal development. But it could also involve the inclusion of modern technology in String teaching.
And Musical Inclusion……
Well, the broader the scope, the better!