lunes, 26 de abril de 2010

25th – 27th June 2010

Regional Cultural Centre
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Between the 25th and 27th of June 2010, the Donegal Chamber Music Society with support from Co. Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership and the Regional Cultural Centre, will present the second edition of ’Cello Meeting Ireland’. The weekend, based at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, will feature master classes in Cello and Chamber Music, given by the internationally renowned cellist and teacher Mihai Dancila. ‘Cello Meeting Ireland’ will give participants the opportunity to have one-on-one tuition from this renowned musician and to attend a variety of musical events happening over the weekend.

The master classes will be complemented by concerts given by participants and by a final concert given by Mihai Dancila with the Donegal Chamber Orchestra and weekend participants.


Participants in the master classes are divided into two categories Active and Observer.

The number of participants is at the discretion of the teacher and, if necessary, a selection will be made (based on first-come-first-served). Those who are not accepted as active participants can attend as observers.


Active Fee: € 100


* 2 individual master classes with Mihai Dancila of 45 minutes duration each.
* Free admission to all concerts.
* Access to additional rehearsals.
* Opportunity to be selected to perform in one of the Concerts during the Festival.


Active Fee: € 80 each member of the group (example: String Quartet € 320)

If you are already a member of a chamber group, such as a Piano Trio, String Quartet, Piano Quartet, etc., the group can avail of the chamber music master classes with Mihai Dancila.


* 2 Chamber music master classes during the weekend of 1 hour duration each.
* Free admission to all concerts.
* Access to additional rehearsals.
* Opportunity to be selected to perform in one of the Concerts during the Festival.

Please note: chamber groups will not be formed at the festival by the organizers.

You can only avail of these master classes as a group.

Observer Fee: € 50


* Entry to observe cello and chamber music master classes
* Free admission to all concerts.
* Access to additional rehearsals.


All fees for active and observer participants must be paid in full in advance of the weekend. Fees will only be refunded with proof of a medical certificate or if the course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please forward:

* The appropriate fee (cheques made payable to Co. Donegal VEC)
* Your curriculum vitae
* A fully completed application form


Donegal Chamber Music Society, C/O Co. Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership
Regional Culture Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

CLOSING DATE Friday May 28th 2010

For further information please contact:

Donegal Chamber Music Society / Co. Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership

Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

074 9176293 – 086 81 03 968 e-mail:


Born in Cluj - Romania, Mr. Dancila received his musical training in the School of Music of his native city and completed his studies in the National Academy of Music in Bucharest where he graduated. He studied the cello with J. Szekely, G.Yarosevitch and J. Bonis.

Mr. Dancila's concert career began during his studies and he performed as soloist and as chamber music player in some of the most prestigious concert halls such as: La Scala - Milano, Berlin Philharmonie, Opera House - Sydney, Suntory Hall - Tokyo, Concertgebouw - Amsterdam, Teatro Colon - Buenos Aires, etc.

Since 1968 he was the cellist and founder member of "Academica" String Quartet with whom he was prizewinner at the International Competitions in Liege, Belgrade, Munich and Geneva. With this group he has toured throughout Europe, USA, Canada and Far East and he has recorded extensively for many European and U.S. Radio and Television networks. For almost nine years (1978-1986) appointed by RTE, his quartet known as RTE “Academica” String Quartet recorded and performed regularly within RTE`s concert seasons. During this period the quartet lived in Cork and its members were granted the Irish citizenship.

He has also recorded several LP and CD for Decca, Dynamic, Schwan-Harmonia Mundi, UNICEF and Denon. He was also principal cellist and soloist of the Italian chamber music group “I Solisti Italiani”, ensemble with he toured worldwide and recorded for Denon. He participates frequently at important International Music Festivals, where he collaborates with some of the most prestigious contemporary musicians: M. Pressler, S. Accardo, P.Schidlof, B.Giuranna, R. Stoltzman, P. Romero, B. Canino, F. Petracchi, M. Portal, A. Pay, L. Kavakos, A. Meunier, R. Kussmaul, R. Filippini, Bartok Quartet, Orlando Quartet, etc.

Since 1986 he is the cellist of the "Quartetto Beethoven" di Roma (piano quartet) with whom he repeatedly performed in concert tours in Europe, U.S.A, Canada, Australia and South America. With "Quartetto Beethoven" he has recorded all the piano quartets by Brahms, Fauré and Schumann for Dynamic - Genova and for UNICEF.

Mihai Dancila is also the cellist and founder member of the Quartetto Stradivari. Since its debut, in 1994, the Quartetto Stradivari has had significant success and gained a considerable reputation; this has led the Quartetto to be frequent guests at numerous Concert Societies and many International Music Festivals where they have been extremely well received by audiences and critics alike.

Beside his performing career Mr. Dancila has as well an intensive teaching activity: after his graduation he has thought at the Academy of Music in Bucharest, at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Scuola di alto perfezionamento musicale di Saluzzo and Accademia Europea di Musica di Erba-Como in Italy; between 2006 and 2007 he was Cello teacher and Course Director of the Master of Arts in Classical String Performance Course at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance of the University of Limerick. He has held numerous Master Classes in Italy, Spain, Holland, China, France, Ireland, Japan and he was jury member in various International Music Competitions such as " Concorso Internazionale Trienale di Liuteria " Cremona, Concorso Internazionale "Rovere d`Oro"- Italy, International Chamber Music Competition "Lorenzi" in Trieste, International String Quartet Competition in Evian-France, etc.

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