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ICMuC 2018 - International Chamber Music Conference 2018, Porto

The aim of this Conference is to stimulate discussion and reflection on Chamber music.

Educationally, chamber music is a curricular unit which is widely spread in every level of music education, but with a surprisingly scarce body of research. We want to develop a broader view on chamber music, gaining insight on aspects such as creating the ensembles, group dynamics and leadership, assessment and repertoire, as well as composition practices for chamber music or the development of innovative teaching methods, programming, among others.



DATES: 21st March (afternoon) - 22nd March (morning) 2018

VENUE: Fundação Casa da Música: www.casadamusica.com



Wednesday 21st of March

13:00 - 14:00 REGISTRATION

14:00 - 14:15 Opening Event

Musical Introduction: RePercussion Trio (A man with a gun lives here – S. Snowden)

Official Welcome by:
António Augusto Aguiar, President of ESMAE
Stefan Gies, CEO AEC
Bruno Pereira, chair
14:15 - 15:00 Chamber Music in the XXI Century: perspectives and challenges 
speaker: Jonathan Ayerst; chair: Rui Pereira

Round table with António Rosa (CIMCA), Okke Westdorp (Conservatorium van  Amsterdam), Telmo Marques (ESMAE)

15:00 - 16:30

Just listen! (Or can I also look at my chamber music partners?), Sarah VandemoorteleKurt Feyaerts, Mark Reybrouck, Geert De Bièvre and Thomas De Baets, LUCA School of Arts and KU - Leuven University, Belgium

Bernardo Moreira de Sá e as Sessões de Música de Câmara da Casa Mello Abreu: Repertório e intérpretes, Helder Sá, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The accordion; a major instrument in the contemporary chamber music, Naiara De La Puente Vadillo, University of the Arts Helsinki - Sibelius Academy, Finland

16:30 - 17:00 Informal Networking with Refreshments

17:00 - 18:30
The Grażyna Bacewicz 4th Sonata for piano and violin as a example of performing specific color sound using classical instrumental techniques, Tomasz Król and Anna Liszewska, Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland

Perception relativism of sound structures and its influence on the interpretation of music works in the context of performance of contemporary chamber music, Hanna Holeska, Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland

Musical Interaction in Ensemble Performance: Coherence and Expression, Ugne Antanaviciute, Lithuanian Academy of Theatre and Music, Lithuania

18:30 - 1900: Trio Sol* Norwegian Academy of Music
Alexandra de Sousa Peral, violin; Ester Forsberg, viola; Maria Alejandra Conde Campos, cello
P. Nørgård, Pastorale - from “Babette´s feast”
Jean Sibelius, Suite for string trio in A major, JS 186
I. Prelude. Vivace
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto
IV. Gigue. Allegretto
Johann Sebastian Bach, Aria from Goldberg variations BWV 988
Arranged for string trio by Dmitri Sitkovetsky
*ensemble participating in HARMOS festival 2018

19:30 Dinner (Casa da Música Restaurant, 7th floor)

Thursday 22nd of March

9:30 - 10:30

Chamber Music and the joy of free playing, Francisco Monteiro, INET - MP, Portugal
Performance of the work Infinito - Francisco Monteiro
Catarina Assunção, violin; Marisa Moreira, viola; Ana Patrícia Semedo, cello; Maria Diz, oboe; Carolina Lima, flute; Valter Ponte, clarinet; Cláudia Prata, bassoon

Sangue Inverso, Inverso Sangue - Idiosyncrasy and identity in multi tempi compositional, Jaime Reis, ESART - IPCB, Portugal

10:30 - 11:00 Informal Networking with Refreshments

11:00 - 11:45 Chamber music: practice and research. speakers: Peter Dejans (Orpheus Institute), Anton Kernjak (Hochschule für Musik Basel), Dimitris Andrikopoulos (ESMAE); chair: Jorge Alves (ESMAE)

11:45 - 12:45

Chamber music as a theme of research in a university context. The Sonata for Cello and Piano by Luís de Freitas Branco, Ana Monteiro, ESMAE - IPP, Portugal

Performance practice of contemporary violin and piano's repertoire. (lecture - recital), Andrzej Ślązak and Mateusz Strzelecki, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce and Academy of Music in Łódź, Poland

12:45 Wrap Up and Closing Session, Daniela Coimbra (ESMAE | i2ADS | NIMAE) and Bruno Pereira (ESMAE | NIMAE)





Contributions related with theoretical and practical aspects of Chamber Music are welcomed. All contributions must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

Forms of contribution:

-      Oral presentation (max. 20 minutes)

-      Lecture recital (max. 30 minutes)

-      Scores (full score, max. 10 minutes; available instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion (2 players), piano). Works including computer or other electroacoustic resources are welcomed. In order to submit scores there is a submission fee of 25€. In the case of acceptance of a work that will result in a concert performance during the conference. The participation must pay the rest of the conference fee (early bird/normal fee) if they wish to attend the performance of their work.


Abstracts and scores of the submitted contributions should contain up to 250 words, excluding title, author(s) and affiliation(s).


Use the EasyChair platform link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icmuc2018 to submit the abstract.


Abstract registration deadlineDecember 8, 2017 January 5, 2018

Submission deadlineDecember 8, 2017 January 5, 2018

Notice of acceptance of AbstractsDecember 19, 2017 January 16, 2018

Registration for attendance (early bird): January 19, 2018 February 9, 2018

Registration for attendance: March 12, 2018

Full Paper submission: May 4, 2018

Online publication: October 1, 2018

Conference book release: April 30, 2019    




Executive Committee

António Augusto Aguiar, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Bruno Pereira, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Daniela Coimbra, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Jorge Alves, ESMAE

Marco Conceição, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Marta Eufrázio, ESMAE


Scientific Committee

Ana Maria Seixas,

António Augusto Aguiar, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

António Salgado, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Bruno Pereira, ESMAE, i2ADS - NIMAE

Carlos Luís, NIMAE-i2ADS

Constantin Sandu, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Daniel Cunha, NIMAE-i2ADS

Dimitrios Andrikopoulos, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Florian Pertzborn, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Hendrik van Twillert, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

José Parra, ESMAE, NIMAE-i2ADS

Liliana Araújo, NIMAE-i2ADS

Luís Carvalho, Universidade de Aveiro

Luís Tinoco, ESML

Márcia Moura, NIMAE-i2ADS

Nuno Aroso, Universidade do Minho

Peter Dejans, Orpheus Instituut, Gent

Sofia Serra Dawa, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Stefan Gies, CEO Assocation of European Conservatoires




Registration platform link...

Attendant Registration: 

50€ (early bird registration);

65€ (late registration)


Author (paper/presentation/lecture recital) Registration:

85€ (early bird registration);

100€ (late registration)


Accepted works will be published - online and printed version

Discounts for students and staff of ESMAE to be announced


Registration for attendance/author (early bird): January 19, 2018 February 9, 2018


Registration for attendance/author: March 12, 2018



Conference program

Coffee breaks (2)

Conference dinner (21st March)

Concerts at Casa da Música (HARMOS festival concerts)

Certificate of attendance

Proceeding's book (with ISBN)


Target audience

Chamber music teachers, producers, staff members, heads of music departments, heads of chamber music, musicians, students,...    




Fundação Casa da Música: www.casadamusica.com

Conference website: https://www.esmae.ipp.pt/icmuc2018





chamber music - music - music education - composition