ESTA FOUNDATION for young String Players
President Werner Schmitt

Invitation to the ESTA-Chamber Orchestra 2019
“Italian music for string orchestra”

The ESTA Foundation invites master’s degree students of music conservatoires/musical academies from all ESTA branches to participate in the ESTA String Orchestra Project 2019 – a project on highest technical and artistic level.

Project description and timetable 22nd – 26th April 2019 Obligatory rehearsal period at Villa San Fermo – Lonigo (see

27th of April 2019 Concert I in Cremona (Italy) in the context of the International ESTA Conference in Cremona.

2nd of May Concert II in Verona TEATRO RISTORI
3rd of May Departure International ESTA-Conference in Cremona

All orchestra participants are invited to attend and profit from the ESTA Conference in Cremona
without charge (
Artistic staff:
The ESTA Project Orchestra 2019 is under the supervision of Alberto Martini, Artistic Director and Leader of the “Virtuosi Italiani”
The teachers will be high profiled string players from Italy (one teacher for the high strings and a
second teacher for the low strings) with experience to work with very advanced students.
This year there will be no conductor.
The program:
Nino Rota Concerto for strings
N.N. A composition of a contemporary composer from Italy

(in preparation)
Ottorino Respighi Antiche danze et arie
Giuseppe Verdi String quartet in the arrangement for string orchestra by Arturo Toscanini

For more information click Project description ESTA Foundation 2019.

For an application form click Application form ESTA Foundation 2019