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2nd Mid-Summer Magnificence International Music Festival

WHAT
This summer, the 2nd Mid-Summer Magnificence International Music Festival will have a new location in the beautiful New York City, where participating ensembles can improve music technique, repertoire knowledge, and performance practices - through master class, rehearsals and performance in Lincoln Center, one of the best venues in the world.

Master Classes will be given by the Festival Artistic Director, Mr. Gabriel Crouch (See bio below) and other experts in the fields of band and orchestra. Rehearsal and performance will be done in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The festival will be judged by American musical experts and 2 to 3 self chosen music works from each ensemble will be adjudicated. The judges will also provide comments and feedback on each ensemble’s performance.
The participating ensemble will also have opportunity to perform extra concerts in New York or other American cities.

WHEN
July 26 & 27, 2014

WHERE
Lincoln Center, New York, USA

 

CONTACT

In US:

The InterCulture Association
Email: info@ica-us.org
Tel: 630-201-3035

In China:

Ruisitan International Culture Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86-10-58691785
Fax: +86-10-58695268
Add: Room 1905, Building 5, Jianwai SOHO, NO.39, East 3rd Ring Central Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.China.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Gabriel Crouch is Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer in Music at Princeton University. He began his musical career as an eight-year-old in the choir of Westminster Abbey, where he performed a solo at the wedding of HRH Prince Andrew and Miss Sarah Ferguson. After completing a choral scholarship at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was offered a place in the renowned a cappella group The King's Singers in 1996. In the next eight years he made a dozen recordings on the BMG label (including a grammy nomination), and gave more than 900 performances in almost every major concert venue in the world. Special collaborative projects saw him working and performing with some of the world's most respected artists, including percussionist Evelyn Glennie, pianists Emmanuel Ax and George Shearing, singer Barbara Hendricks and 'Beach Boy' Bruce Johnston.

Since moving to the USA in 2005, first to run the choral program at DePauw University in Indiana, and now at Princeton University, he has built an international profile as a conductor and director, with recent engagements in China and Australia as well as Europe and the United States. In 2008 he was appointed musical director of the

Since moving to the USA in 2005, first to run the choral program at DePauw University in Indiana, and now at Princeton University, he has built an international profile as a conductor and director, with recent engagements in China and Australia as well as Europe and the United States. In 2008 he was appointed musical director of the British early music ensemble 'Gallicantus', with whom he has released four recordings under the Signum label to rapturous reviews, garnering ‘Editor’s Choice’ accolades inGramophone and Early Music Review, and, for the 2012 release ‘The Word Unspoken’, a place on BBC Radio’s CD Review list of the top nine classical releases of the year. When the academic calendar allows, Gabriel maintains parallel careers in singing and record production, crossing the Atlantic frequently to appear with such ensembles as Tenebrae and The Gabrieli Choir, and in the US, performing recitals of lutesong with such acclaimed lutenists as Daniel Swenberg and Nigel North. As a producer his latest credits have included Winchester Cathedral Choir, The Gabrieli Consort and Tenebrae.

His achievements in the choral world have led to many invitations to adjudicate choral competitions, notably the mixed choir final of 'Sainsbury's Choir of the Year' (televised by the BBC). His work as a singer, coach and musical director has led to his name appearing in the London Times' list of 'Great British Hopes'


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