What is it about?
Young European Guitar Stars - Milano is an ambitious project which stems from Festival Corde d'Autunno of the Centro Asteria, thanks to the creativity and courageous initiative of Marco Ramelli and the collaboration of a staff of talented guitarists in Milan, with the aim of creating a series of events for the promotion of talented youths, quality music and creativity. The YEGS project bears an international character, thanks to the presence of both Italian and foreign guitarists of an excellent level in the concert season and in our higher formation lectures and masterclasses, to the cooperation of composers from all over the world, and the presence of Italian and foreign guitar makers at the guitar shows which are organized within the various project initiatives. More than forty artists will be committed in the project, among whom some of the most outstanding emerging guitarists who have already won important international prizes. Quite a few of the most renowned international performers and teachers will be involved as well, in addition to numerous students from all over Europe.
Creating music together favours the development of important values and it is a means which can be used as a laboratory for the development of integration, intercultural dialogue and to strengthen social bonds. It is our intention to overcome economic barriers through a reduced prices policy for our courses.
The project is organized in numerous activities: a summer course, a very high profile festival, an advanced training center,workshops in music ensemble and orchestra of guitars, a show of young concert performers at the Castello Sforzesco, guitar makers shows, meetings in lower secondary schools, promoting composition and creativity.
Our challenge is therefore to start from the guitar with the aim of working on themes of a wider range such as integration, knowledge of different cultures and intercultural dialogue.
This last aspect will be of crucial importance and it can be acknowledged as the most significant characteristic of the project. In addition to the concerts, the performers will teach to young students and will meet the pupils of lower secondary schools, where they will be able to communicate their experiences and show how music, the chance to travel and to meet different cultures has influenced their lives.
How funds will be used
- Expanding our activities in order to organize concert even in the spring period in the Milan area. New events will be dedicated to young talents of the six strings.
- Reimbursement of expenses and cachet of young performers
- Printing promotional materials;
- Organizational costs of meetings in schools
- Cover the costs of workshops
Who's behind the project?
Marco Ramelli, Artistic Director of YEGS project and festival Corde d'Autunno, concert player, composer and researcher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Centro Asteria Milan www.centroasteria.it - Cultural programming for schools, teacher training, cinema, spirituality, events, sports and music.
In collaboration with the Sistema delle orchestre giovanili Lombardia e Fondazione Antonio Carlo Monzino.
Project created by
Festival Corde d'Autunno del Centro Asteria
With six years of activity, the International Festival Corde d'Autunno is considered among the most important and innovative guitar festivals in Italy. The festival is organized by a staff entirely composed of young musicians, and its aim is to organize high-quality concerts and create opportunities for professional and young guitarists.