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KIRAN ROSELLÓ SCHOLARSHIP
During the celebration of the I Music Contest City of Felanitx Felanitx (2018) the Barceló Foundation met Kiran Rosselló, a young violinist of 17 years old from Palma of Majorca. Coming from a family that at that time was going through financial difficulties, the young man had high hopes of winning the competition because it was his only chance to access to higher studies at the prestigious Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid.
Finally was Magí Torras who won the competition, but the Foundation aware of the difficult family economic situation of Kiran, decided to grant him a scholarship to travel to Madrid and register at the Royal Conservatory of Music. In this way, since 2018 and with an annual budget of 8.500 euros, the Foundation finances the tuition and rental, living and transport expenses of the young man, who is fulfilling his dream in the capital.
“Since the beginning the Barceló Foundation has been a fundamental pillar in my training and musical career. Playing the violin is my passion and unfortunately my family couldn’t afford to pay for my studies, so I am grateful that the Foundation appeared on my path. Thanks to their generosity and trust in me, I can now pursue my higher education and open up a world of opportunities and constant growth as a musician,” says Kiran.
Kiran’s results are excellent. The Conservatory’s professors assure that he is a young promise and with his early age has a great potential that they will undoubtedly develope in order to flourish in all his splendor in the future.
With the I YOUTH ORCHESTRAL MEETING, the aim is to enhance the musical talent of the young musicians of Mallorca, through intensive orchestral practice workshops, led by internationally renowned musicians and professors specialized in orchestral pedagogy within the Abreu Orchestra Venezuelan System. These workshops are aimed at young people between 8 and 14 years, who play any of the following symphonic instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass and percussion.
The Abreu Orchestra System is considered an exemplary educational and artistic project throughout the world and has served as a model in many Latin American countries, in Europe and in the US. Its creator was distinguished with such important prizes as the Prince of Asturias or the UNESCO Prize. There are many musicians of international prestige who have been trained with the System, such as Gustavo Dudamel, Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The sessions will begin at the Professional Music Conservatory of Felanitx on Monday, July 9th and end on Friday the 13th, from 9:30 – 1:00 pm and from 3:00 – 6:00 am. On Saturday 14th, a general rehearsal and a closing concert will be held at the Felanitx Auditorium.
All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
The four professors were students of the Venezuelan System, have working experience in it and currently develop their artistic and teaching activity in Europe:
• Ángel Hernández – composer, violinist and conductor
• Angélica Martínez – double bass teacher
• Jacinto Herrera – oboe and English horn
• José Oswaldo Parra – trombone
So far 60 children, between 8 and 14 years old, from 12 different municipalities of Mallorca (Artà, Cala Ratjada, Felanitx, Lloseta, Manacor, Muro, Palma, Porreres, Sant Joan, Sa Ràpita, Sóller and Vilafranca) have registered. They play the following instruments: euphonium, clarinet, double bass, bassoon, flute, percussion, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, trumpet, viola, violin and cello.
Transportation and food
Roundtrip transportation by coach will be available, departing from Palma’s Conservatory at 8:30 am.
Likewise, in the Professional Music Conservatory of Felanitx, spaces will be provided so that students can eat what they bring from home and they will also be offered a menu at a nearby cafeteria.
I CONCURSO DE MÚSICA CIUTAT DE FELANITX
In the presentation press conference, José Maria Moreno, musical adviser of the Foundation, highlighted the musical and social importance of this contest that aims to become a benchmark for music students of the Balearic Islands. “Currently, there is no scholarship or contest of this kind in our community. Due to its economic endowment and the prize it will award, it will undoubtedly become one of the most important in Spain, “ said Moreno.
For his part, Joan Xamena, Mayor of Felanitx, thanked the Barceló family (originally from the municipality) for the creation of this event since it will place Felanitx as a benchmark in the national music scene. “The Foundation has been aware of the lack of scholarships of this type in the Balearic Islands and we must thank them for creating this contest to help all our students,” said Xamena.
The registration period for all those interested will open next December 15th and, on the weekend of February 9, 10 and 11th, 2018, the name of the student most talented and deserving of the award.
More information: www.musicafelanitx.org
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Due to the success of the I Orchestral Youth Meeting, sponsored by the Barceló Foundation and organized by the Conservatori de Música de Felanitx, together with the collaboration of the City Council of Felanitx, in 2019 the second edition of it will take place.
From July 8th to 13th, 2019 Felanitx will once again become the birthplace for the musical talent of the young Mallorcan promises. From Monday to Friday the intensive orchestral practice workshops, aimed at children and young people between 8 and 13 years old, will take place and on Saturday afternoon there will be a closing concert in the parish church of Convent.
The four professors of the II Meeting, musicians of recognized international trajectory, specialized in the orchestral pedagogy of the System of Orchestras of Venezuela of the maestro José Antonio Abreu, will be the same as in the first edition:
• Ángel Hernández – composer, violinist and conductor
• Angélica Martínez – contrabass specialist
• Jacinto Herrera – specialist in oboe and English horn
• José Oswaldo Parra – trombone specialist
The Venezuelan Orchestra System of the maestro José Antonio Abreu is considered an exemplary educational and artistic project throughout the world and has served as a model in many Latin American countries, in Europe and in the US. Its creator was distinguished with prizes as important as the Prince of Asturias in 2008 or the UNESCO Prize in 1995. There are many musicians of international prestige who have been trained with this System, such as Gustavo Dudamel, Director of the Philharmonic of Los Angeles and considered one of the best orchestra directors of today.
In the coming months, the II Orchestral Youth Meeting will be officially presented and the registration deadlines will be given for all those who wish to participate in the project.
Transport and food:
For all those interested people in Palma and coordinated by volunteers, transport will be available by coach to and from the Conservatory of Palma at 8:30 am (Saturday departure will be at 9:00 am).
Weekly price of transport (from Monday to Friday morning and afternoon, Saturday morning only): 30 euros. On Saturday afternoon, parents will have to pick up their children at the end of the concert.
There will also be spaces available for students to eat whatever they bring from home. A menu will also be offered in a coffee shop near the Conservatory.
Price of the 6-day menu (Monday to Saturday): 30 euros.
Registration will be required:
– Fill in the form available on the website of the Conservatori de Música de Felanitx (www.musicafelanitx.org) and attach a digital copy of all the required documents.
– Pay 50 euros for participation rights
– Students interested in the transport option – pay 30
– Students interested in the daily menu option – pay 30
The payment will be free of charge for the course and will be made by bank transfer to the account ES65 0182 4899 1800 1080 6012 of the Barceló Foundation indicating the name of the participating student.
– Send a scanned copy of the payment receipt by e-mail to the Course Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org), clearly showing the name and surname of the participant.