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ECSA & FAME’s Institute

FAME'S European Orchestral Performing Institute is a European Creative orchestral program for skilled young musicians in the field of Orchestral music. As part of Pan-European cultural entities (CREA-CULT-2021-PECE), the program focuses on giving an opportunity for young talented musicians to participate into various orchestral practices, exploring new repertoires and performance styles within the Fames Project – dedicated studio for orchestral music recordings. The program is offering a high professional level of training, practicing, mentoring, and performing, through new methodologies and technologies based on all involved partners experience.

The project is structured on the course of 3 years. The full duration of the program is 36 months (3 years), starting from March 1st of 2022. The program consists of 6 seminars in total, with 2 seminars per year.

Each seminar will last 6 weeks and is organised around 5 topics and practice subjects:

  • Classical music, baroque, contemporary music
  • Film / media / videogame music
  • Hybrid orchestral jazz and modern music
  • Carte blanche (special guest)
  • Immersion professional recording sessions

ECSA is one of the Associated Partners of the FAME’s Institute, following the development of the Film & Media part of the seminars.

First Seminar, July 2022

ECSA’s FFACE Vice Chair and film music composer Luis Ivars coordinated the organisation of the first masterclass. The Film Music Masterclass gave the musicians a wide perspective of film music history, composition improvisation and performances skills on silent movies.

Luis took care of developing the various classes as well as providing the scores that the musicians performed in their final concert.  Luis particularly focused on the analysis, practice, improvisation and performance training on the "Assassination of the Duke of Guise" composed by Camille Saint - Saëns, considered as the first composer of an original score for film. The music was one of the most spectacular innovation in cinema history.