April 2009 – Madeira Tour to Jersey

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.’

Ines Jardim

Director, Escola Das Artes, Funchal


Photo Diary

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!