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The Montreux Jazz Festival is a music festival in Switzerland, held annually in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline.
It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada's Montreal International Jazz Festival.
One of our alumni, Sara Decker, became 2nd at this world famous festival.
From over a 1000 applications only 7 people were chosen to sing of whom 3 actually were in the finals.
Franco-American singer, Cécile McLorin Salvant, presided over the jury, which also counted in its number: Swiss composer, Jérôme Berney; Swiss-Albanian singer, Elina Duni; Le Temps journalist, Stéphane Gobbo; and Radio Fribourg director, Thierry Savary.
More information about the competition? An inside peek into the finals? Check this link.
Published on 11/7/2017
On May 3rd, Conservatorium Maastricht officially received the status of Nationally Listed Building, granted by the director of the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency, Susan Lammer. This designation is a recognition on a national level of the cultural and historical value of the building.
Published on 03/05/2017
Susanne van Els (head of our Classical Department) and Stefan Rosu (philharmonie zuidenederland) discussed the brand new Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music on L1 Avondgasten. The MCICM will create extraordinary and innovative opportunities for music education in which culture, research, participation, and social innovation are woven into one another. More info.
Published on 20/04/2017
A BIG congrats to Jana Debusk on winning the (inter)national Artistic Research Competition for students completing a Master of Music! The judges said Jana's presentation of her Master project 'Creating Communication Between Refugee, Local and Expat Women Using Vocal Improvisation' was "politically relevant, emotional, well-presented, and inspiring for other artists."
Published on 12/4/2017
Lights, camera, action! L1's Blaaskracht visited Conservatorium Maastricht. Click here to watch the episode online.
Published on 27/03/2017
Congratulations to Fabian Homburg, who won the Music Award Maastricht 2017 (€4.500), and the audience prize (€500). The prize was awarded by a professional jury (Henk Neven, Daniela Spering and Jard van Nes) and chaired by Stefan Rosu, intendant of philharmonie zuidnederland. The Music Award Maastricht is organised by Rotary Club Maastricht and Conservatorium Maastricht.
Published on 18/03/2017
Our student Seokho Jeon made it through to the 2nd round of the Girolamo Fantini International Trumpet Competition which will take place in April 2017 in Rome.
Published on 09/02/2017
We congratulate (L-R) Luke Mitchell, Laura Mosquera Martinez, Fabian Homburg, Sandrine Mairesse, and Raimonds Pocs! All 5 made it through the auditions of the MAM Vocal yesterday. On March 18th they will compete at the MAM finale at Conservatorium Maastricht to win the Jury Award of €4500 and/or the Audience Award of €500.
Published on 31/01/2017
Prinses Christina Concours' finale of the Southern region of The Netherlands was held at Conservatorium Maastricht last weekend. We are proud to congratulate our students Fabian Homburg, Jules Baeten, and Koen Ubaghs who made it to the final 7 contestants of all 60 young musicians who participated. The final contestants received their prized from Maastricht's mayor Annemarie Penn-te Strake.
Published on 30/01/2017
Masha Diatchenko, one of Mr. Belkin's students, won the Italian 'Premio Presidenza della Repubblica' and is acknowledged as the best academic musician of the year. She won a scholarship in memory of Giuseppe Sinopoli. A prize Masha will receive in March by the President of the Repubblic himself during a ceremony in Rome.
Published on 17/01/2017