Jornadas Nova Música

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For five years Portuguese and foreign musicians, students and professionals, young and experienced, shared a space. A space in continuous renewal and growth conceived to promote active musical culture, debate, creation - mainly by young composers, and interpretation of our time’s music, by means of practice orientated workshops with experienced professionals. The project Jornadas Nova Música was born from the will to know, live and share our time’s music. The first edition took place in December of 1997 at the Aveiro University, with the support of the University’s Principal Prof. Doutor Júlio Pedrosa.
It was created, programmed and produced by Diana Ferreira, João Miguel Pais and Luís Antunes Pena (at the time, composition students) and since its foundation depended on the commitment of all the musicians involved. These encounters brought to Portugal extraordinary personalities, such as the composers Emmanuel Nunes, Salvatore Sciarrino, Beat Furrer, Philippe Hurel and Godfried-Willem Raes, the interpreters Quartetto Prometeo, Christophe Desjardins, Pascal Gallois, Pedro Carneiro, Edwin Roxburgh, and academic groups from the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and the Hogeschool Gent / Logos Foundation.
From the second to the fifth edition, the Jornadas Nova Música took place in several sites and had a small extension to Porto. These encounters were structured around a single activity: the Training Course in Contemporary Music Interpretation in Chamber Orchestra. Under the direction of a renowned pedagogue, young interpreters play contemporary repertoire and young composers’ pieces (both young interpreters and composers were selected in contest). The encounters’ structure also included a Conference Cycle, series of Master Classes on interpretation and composition, and several Chamber Music Recitals and Concerts.

[As soon as possible, this site will be updated with detail information on each edition in English, too.]