Presentation at the ESTA conference 2015
At the ESTA conference Nico gave a presentation on the subject "The use of CDs during Music Lessons". Click here to download the presentation.
Presentation of the new series "Flexible String Trios" at the Frankfurter Messe (15-18 April 2015)
For string ensembles that play in various instrumentations, the Flexible String Trios series offers an ingenious solution: the set contains a three-part score and nine individual parts for violin, viola and cello. This means that the pieces can be played in any combination of string instruments, depending on the available musicians.
Nico has been asked to sit on the jury during the "épreuves de violon" of the music competition in Epinal, France.
This competition for very different orchestral instruments will be held from March 23 through April 20 2011 at the Théâtre Municipal Epinal (F) As many as 68 violinists between 6 and 33 years and a piano quintet by Conservatory students presented on Saturday, April 2 for jury and audience in the beautiful old auditorium and each received a jury assessment. After each level (according to the French system), the jury reports were formally presented to the candidates on the stage of the auditorium, often accompanied by a personal message from one of the jurors. Special about this competition is that it is for all levels: from beginners to very advanced amateurs, and conservatory students. The broadcasting of the Vosges (Vosges Televions) was there and made several recordings and interviews. Below are some impressions of the day: