News from Tenso 

News from Tenso Network Europe 

March 2015

In This Issue
Dear all,

From 10-12 April, music experts from around Europe will gather in Porto and discuss the art of engaging young people for classical music, and more specifically, what chamber choirs can do.

We gladly invite you to join us for two days of presentations, discussions, live showcases and concerts during the celebration weekend of 10 years Casa da Música !

Engaging the young : what can chamber choirs do? 


Tenso Professionals Meeting 2015

Porto (PT) 10-12 April 2015



Involving children in music projects can take many shapes. In this year's meeting for experts from the choral world in Europe and others, we will look how choirs can work with children - producing high-level projects that will inspire all participants.


We will look at several benchmark projects developed by 

  • Casa da Música (PT) live showcases
  • The Sixteen (UK) 
  • RIAS Kammerchor (DE)
  • Palau de la Música (CAT)
  • BBC 10 pieces (UK) 
  • Kipina (FI) 

 and more, and discuss these with their creators and producers.



The meeting takes place in the renowned Casa da Música, celebrating its 10th anniversary that weekend with showcases and concerts which participants of Tenso Professionals Meeting will be able to attend.


More details about the programme and registration on the website




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Tenso Masterclass for Conductors - meet the participants


For the first edition of Tenso Masterclass for conductors, we received 31 applications. The jury, consisting of four experienced singers/conductors, selected :  

  • Benjamin Hartmann (Germany, 1990)
  • Taum Karni (Israel)
  • Angeliki Ploka (Greece, 1990)
  • Tobias Walenciak (Germany, 1981)
  • Visa Yrjölä (Finland, 1992) 

In May, they will come to Amsterdam (NL) and Mechelen (BE) to work with Cappella Amsterdam and Helsingin kamarikuoro during Tenso Days Mechelen, coached by Daniel Reuss and Fredrik Malmberg. Sessions are open to the public.

Marco Stroppa joins the composers workshop as coach


Tenso is happy to announce that composer Marco Stroppa will join James Wood and Leo Samama as coach for Tenso Young Composers Workshop. More about Marco Stroppa on our website 


The call for composers is now closed. The jury will select four or five young composers to be invited to come to Tenso Days Mechelen (BE) to work on their sketches with the coaches and Musicatreize (FR). The selection will be announced in April.



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The activities of Tenso Network Europe are supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union. 


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