CEME New Music Festival, Masterclasses and Composition Competition for Chamber Music

Meitar Ensemble, Tel Aviv, Israel


The CEME New Music Festival is presented by one of the most famous chamber music ensembles in Israel – the Meitar Ensemble. The 2016 program will be organized by the ensemble and by Tremolo – The Israeli Percussion Centre. Featured at this unique musical event will not only be outstanding works of the 20th century but also entirely new compositions.
As part of the festival, that will once again receive the support of the EvS Music Foundation, several concerts will be held. For instance, one bears the name “What's that noise?” and places works by Pierre Boulez and music for percussion and piano in focus. The concert follows on from by a workshop for the whole family where young members of the audience can learn to play a simple percussion instrument to then try their hand at a joint improvisation session under the guidance of the experienced musicians. A concert is also planned featuring the young Israeli musician Matan Daskal.
Furthermore, the festival offers masterclasses and workshops which focus on improvisation as a key medium for artists of New Music. Here it is intended for the participants to explore their instruments, technical possibilities and their inner musical spirit.
In 2016 the Meitar Ensemble will be organizing a composition competition for chamber music for the first time. The piece for string orchestra featuring two to four instruments will come with prize money and will be premiered as part of the festival.


January 2 – 4,2016
Center for New Music, Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, Israel

January 2, 2016
Tremolo – The Israeli Percussion Centre, Netanya, Israel


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