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Miguel Kertsman "Composer in Residence“ at French-Czech Music Academy in Telc
Course Director Miguel Kertsman participated in the 2016 French - Czech Music Academy in Telč, Czech Republic, as a keynote speaker on Music Management ("The 21st Century Musician") and Composer-in-Residence holding Contemporary Music Interpretation Master Classes, and presenting awards to winning students while performing (piano) at the closing concert with them. The term "21st Century Musician" is at the core of the collaboration between the Center for Contemporary Music at the Danube University Krems, and the French - Czech Music Academy in Telč .
Photo: E.Stöckler

This year, the French-Czech Music Academy in Telč modified its long-term strategy and concept. The basics of musical instruction remain unchanged but the program has been expanded to include comprehensive education for young artists. The new complementary project “21st Century Musician” is aimed at providing the Academy participant general insight and experience necessary for their successful career in the contemporary world.

Since 2016, the Academy has included Music Management Live Lectures focusing on the current changing situation in European culture environment as well as further consequences of recent radical changes on globalized music market. The tuition will create an awareness of important steps in a musical career and will give an overview of the two main parts of musical careers for young musicians – recording business and live performance. Young musicians will also get some useful and practical advices on Merchandising and PR activities.

Musikakademie Telč