May 2011 – Liberation International Music Festival

Liberation International Music Festival May 6th-9th 2011 The third Liberation Jersey Music Festival featured ten internationally acclaimed artists, performing beautiful, dramatic and atmospheric music in stunning settings side by side with Jersey’s own choirs and musicians throughout the island. Organised by Music In Action, the academy hosted many of the visiting musicians and was the […]

April 2011 – Project Week, Escola Das Artes Residency

Project Week, Escola Das Artes ResidencyMarch 28th-April 2nd 2011 The term was brought to a close with a wonderful busy week of musical activities centering around the visiting group of young musicians and teachers from the Escola Das Artes, Madeira. The group comprised a brass quintet and string septet, led by violin teacher Vladimir Proudnikov, […]

March 2011 – International Music Forum and Competition, Madeira

International Music Forum and Competition, MadeiraMarch 5th-12th 2011Chris George and Emmanuelle Dumas were invited to become members of the international jury brought together in Funchal, Madeira, for this competition (pictured below at the competition’s closing ceremony). The organisation behind the event, entitled ‘Art in the 21st Century’, is a Ukranian non-profit organisation that runs musical […]

January 2011 – JAM Cello Ensemble

JAM Cello Ensemble January 29th 2011 The Spring Term also saw the launch of a new ensemble, open to all cellists on the island, and combining both adult and junior age groups. The Cello Ensemble is a unique type of instrumental ensemble in which a group of around ten cellos are divided between the high […]

January 2011 – Launch of the Infant Department

Launch of the Infant Department January 2011 The Spring term saw the launch of the academy’s new Infant Department, with morning classes for toddlers aged two and upwards, and after-school classes for children in Reception and Key Stage One. The toddlers classes are led by Mim Poingdestre, who is vastly experienced in this style of […]

January 2011 – Rococo String Sextet Residency

Rococo String Sextet Residency January 26th-30th 2011  The Rococo String Quartet were resident at the academy in the Winter term, but they returned this term with friends! The Rococo String Sextet gave an after-school concert with just one work in the programme; Brahms’s beautiful String Sextet. This provided an excellent opportunity for students to experience […]