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VI. MiraTone
Festival and Academy

Founder and Artistic Director: Violinist Miranda Liu

Dates: August 26th – September 1st, 2024

Location: Budapest, Hungary

(with online options available)

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Welcome

Welcome to the vibrant world of the VI. MiraTone Festival and Academy 2024 formerly known as the

New Millennium

International Chamber Music Festival and Academy!

Led by the dynamic violinist Miranda Liu, MiraTone promises an exhilarating blend of music, culture, and community.

Established in 2019, MiraTone has blossomed into a global hub for musicians. 

Founded by the renowned violinist Miranda Liu, Hungary’s youngest concertmaster, it is nestled in the heart of Europe. 

The festival boasts a lineup of star artists from across the globe, representing a kaleidoscope of cultures and backgrounds.  With over 80 students hailing from 25+ countries over the last five years, MiraTone is more than just a festival—it's a melting pot of talent and creativity. We foster artistic growth and forge connections across borders, paving the way for future collaborations.

At MiraTone, our utmost focus is on ensuring that every participant's experience is not just enriching, but truly rewarding. We tirelessly seek external support and sponsors to cover the costs of our educational programs, enabling us to offer courses at prices as accessible as possible. This commitment ensures that the highest quality music education is within reach for aspiring talents from all walks of life, while maintaining the excellence of our master classes.

Upon arrival, each participant becomes an integral part of our vibrant community.

Our goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where artists can freely express themselves. Dive into intense creative instrumental work with our esteemed professors, sharpen your skills in workshops tailored for string and wind players preparing for orchestral auditions, and seize the stage at the 'MiraTone Young Artist Series' held throughout Budapest. Plus, don't miss out on invaluable networking opportunities with fellow participants and teachers alike. At MiraTone, your journey isn't just about music—it's about fostering connections and growth.

Join us in Budapest, a city steeped in history and brimming with culture.

From its vibrant arts scene to its eclectic culinary offerings, Budapest has something for everyone. And with affordable accommodations scattered throughout the city, your stay is sure to be unforgettable.

Online Workshop

From Broadcast to Stage:
Innovative Approaches in Classical Music
Communication and Curation –
A Belgian Perspective

Workshop by Mark Jannsens and Sergio Roberto Gratteri

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The MiraTone Festival and Academy collaborates with Dr. Matteo Gemolo and the Coudenberg Sound Box Fest in the co-presentation of the workshop.

Mark Jannsens (Leuven, 1967)

is a presenter and producer at Klara, the main classical radio station of VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster. He is the host of Maestro, a daily show concentrating on the masterworks of classical music. He talks with the great performers of today and is the editor of radio documentaries on composers and artists. 

 

Sergio Roberto Gratteri (Genk, 1978)

Shortly after his studies of musicology and cultural management at the Universities of Leuven (BE), Venice and Rome (IT), he developed his professional career in the field of cultural programming and Art mediation with organizations such as the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, Europalia, Interpreti Veneziani (It), De Pianofabriek and La Monnaie.

As coordinator of Audience Engagement Music and Transversal projects at BOZAR he developed new engagement concepts to attract new audiences for classical, jazz and world music by working with renowned orchestras and artists such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Joyce di Donato, Jazz Lincoln center,...
Always looking for innovative and interdisciplinary models he has developed and/or co-programmed a.o. the Bozar Music Opening Night, the Big Bang Festival and the United Music of Brussels project, a unique collaboration between BOZAR, La Monnaie and the NOB. In 2021 he launched DAS HAUS, a new Brussels performance space concept dedicated to innovative classical music projects.
Inspired by his strong belief that art is a powerful tool for social cohesion, he has conceived and coordinated major urban projects such as Singing Brussels , Homelands, Places of belonging and Sounds for the Soul.
As a freelance curator and dramaturge, he regularly accompanies festivals, music ensembles and European cultural institutions such as Esch 2022 Capital of Culture (LU) in defining new strategies of mediation with the public and in setting up refreshing models of artistic programming.

 

Dr Matteo Gemolo (Venice, 1985)

is an Italian flautist, doctor in music performance and music curator of Coudenberg Sound Box Fest. He has been praised as ‘one of the leading exponents’ in researching and performing contemporary music for period instruments. He performs with international renowned ensembles such as Millenium Orchestra under the baton of Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Orchestra Ghislieri, Vox Luminis, Les Muffatti, Scherzi Musicali, Bach Plus and he is a co-founder of The WIG Society. His music is featured in different recordings for labels such as Warner Classics & Erato, Glossa, Etcetera, Ricercar and Arcana (Outhere Music). He is co-author of "Historical Performance and New Music" published by Routledge in 2023.

Date: 11 July at 15:00 on Zoom

Application deadline: 11 July 2024, 12:00

The "Musical Journey Across Borders: Strengthening Connections through the V4 String Quartet's Performances" residency is supported by the European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists – EFFEA, an initiative of the European Festivals Association (EFA), co-funded by the European Union.

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Academy Courses
2024

The VI. MiraTone Festival and Academy 2024 welcomes violinists, violists, cellists, flutists, clarinetists, pianists, and chamber music ensembles without age limit, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, ethnicity, and disability. 

Dive into a world of music, friendship, and discovery at MiraTone.

 
Course Packages

All course fees are reduced thanks to the generosity of our sponsors this year. We are a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to make music accessible to everyone.

MiraTone Standard

Fee: €150,-

(€40,- due with the application,

€110,- due upon acceptance)

  • Three individual 45-minute master classes (for string and wind players, one includes piano accompaniment)

  • Opportunity to perform at the “MiraTone Young Artist Series”

  • Participation in the “Orchestral Audition Preparation” workshop

  • VIP entry to 5 of the 9 festival concerts

  • Certificate of participation

Note: If a given instrument has more than one professor, participants may receive master classes from multiple mentors.

MiraTone PRO

Fee: €190,-

(€40,- due with the application,

€150,- due upon acceptance)

  • Four individual 45-minute master classes (for string and wind players, one includes piano accompaniment)

  • Opportunity to perform at the “MiraTone Young Artist Series”

  • Participation in the “Orchestral Audition Preparation” workshop

  • VIP entry to 7 of the 9 festival concerts

  • Certificate of participation

​Note: If a given instrument has more than one professor, participants may receive master classes from multiple mentors.

MiraTone Deluxe

Fee: €225,-

(€40,- due with the application,

€185,- due upon acceptance)

  • Five individual 45-minute master classes (for string and wind players, one includes piano accompaniment)

  • Assignment of a chamber music group with other participants to perform a movement of a chamber music piece in a 60-minute chamber music class with one of our faculty members.

  • Opportunity to perform at the “MiraTone Young Artist Series”, both as a soloist and with the assigned chamber music group.

  • Participation in the “Orchestral Audition Preparation” workshop

  • VIP entry to all 9 of the festival’s concerts

  • Certificate of participation

​Note: If a given instrument has more than one professor, participants may receive master classes from multiple mentors.

Fee: €125,-

(€40,- due with the application,

€85,- due upon acceptance)

MiraTone Online

  • Three individual 45-minute online master classes

  • Certificate of participation

Dates and times to be arranged for August and September 2024.

Note: If a given instrument has more than one professor, participants may receive master classes from multiple mentors.

Application Information and Deadlines

  • Early bird applications closed on June 30, 2024

  • Final application deadline: August 10, 2024

To apply for the MiraTone Academy, applicants need to provide details about their repertoire, submit a CV outlining their professional experiences, and include a link to a short performance recording. The application period may close early if capacity is reached, so early submission is recommended. Participants will be notified within three weeks about their acceptance. Participation is contingent upon paying the course fee in two installments: a €40 registration fee with the application, and the remaining fee upon successful admission.

*NOTE: Please note that MiraTone Academy does not provide accommodation. Every participant of the Academy courses will need to take care of their housing themselves.

Questions?  Contact us at
miratonefest@gmail.com
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Hungarian-Polish

Fellowship Program

of the MiraTone Festival and Academy

An initiative founded by Miranda Liu in 2024

with the generous support of the International Visegrad Fund

Introducing MiraTone’s Hungarian-Polish Fellowship Program, established in 2024, ushering in a new era of musical collaboration between Hungary and Poland.  Designed for young talents aged 12-30, whether they hail from these nations or call them home, this program promises an enriching experience for violinists, violists, cellists, flutists, clarinetists, pianists, and chamber music groups.

Thanks to the generous support of the International Visegrad Fund, aspiring musicians can participate with full scholarships, requiring only a nominal €50 application fee alongside travel and accommodation expenses.

 

Embark on a transformative journey in Budapest, where participants will not only hone their craft but also form lifelong bonds. Through master classes, rehearsals, and collaborative performances, fellows will exchange insights, foster creativity, and build enduring connections. Each day will brim with diverse activities, ensuring a dynamic learning experience for all involved.  Participants must be present in Budapest for the whole duration of the program.

Fellows will receive three individual master classes, have the opportunity to perform multiple times as a soloist and/or in chamber groups or string orchestra, participate in workshops, and meet fellow musicians from around the world.

Application Information
for the Fellowship Program

Applicants need to provide details about their repertoire, submit a CV outlining their professional experiences, and include a link to a short performance recording.

Application deadline: 30 June 2024

 

 

*NOTE:

With limited slots available, applications to the fellowship program are reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis. When places in the fellowship program are filled, applicants will be considered for participation in MiraTone’s general Academy.

 

If a given instrument has more than one professor, participants may receive master classes from multiple mentors.

Also please note that MiraTone Academy does not provide accommodation. Every participant of the Academy courses will need to take care of their housing themselves.

The Application Form below is only for the use of applicants from Hungary and Poland. Applicants of all other nations please use the application form for the General Academy. Please scroll up for the General form or select "General Academy" from the drop down list under the "Academy" menu.

Questions?  Contact us at
miratonefest@gmail.com

The Hungarian-Polish Fellowship Program of the MiraTone Festival and Academy is organized by Miranda Liu and the V4 Music Foundation, in partnership with the The Polish Chamber Musicians' Association and supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

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Meet our World-Class Artists 2024

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Contact Us

Reach us via direct email:

miratonefest@gmail.com

 

or

the V4 Music Foundation:

v4musicfoundation@gmail.com

 

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