Madeira tour to Jersey
April 21st-29th 2009
‘Students from the Escola Das Artes, Madeira’s leading music conservatoire, share their expertise with the island’
A group of nine music students and three members of staff from the Escola Das Artes, Funchal, Madeira, were brought over to the island through the academy’s developing Cultural Exchange programme with the island. The conservatoire’s Director Ines Jardim led the group, bringing along a superb violin and cello ensemble entitled ‘Unissono’ and their violin maestro Vladimir Proudnikov.
The Madeiran ensemble visited several of the island’s Primary and Secondary schools including Grainville, Hautlieu, Jersey College for Girls, and St. Michael’s School, to give schools concerts. At Hautlieu School the group also joined side by side with Hautlieu’s young string players for a String Workshop.
The tour also coincided with the Jersey Festival Choir’s concert, enabling the Madeiran students to become members of the Jersey Chamber Orchestra, performing alongside local professional and amateur musicians. The concert included a full performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A K414, with young local soloist Aaron Burrows.
‘We have been so warmly looked after in Jersey. We hope to share the expertise of our young musicians and teachers with the island, and will look forward to welcoming Jersey students to Madeira in the near future.’
Director, Escola Das Artes, Funchal
Awaiting the Hautlieu School String Workshop
Performing to Year 8 at Jersey College for Girls
Visiting Mont Orgueil Castle
St. Michael’s School performance
Escola Das Artes Director Ines Jardim with the spring blossoms at Chateau Vermont
Performing to Years 7 and 8 at Grainville
Performing al-fresco at Durrell
In rehearsals with the Jersey Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Lawrence, and local pianist Aaron Burrows
Visiting the War Tunnels
Celebrations with conductor David Lawrence after the Jersey Chamber Orchestra concert with the Jersey Festival Choir
In rehearsals with Imogen Nicholls and the Musical Originals SIngers
After-concert celebrations at the Jersey Academy of Music
Violin teacher Vladimir Proudnikov tackling a spider crab!