We are delighted to announce that the second European Suzuki Viola Gathering, ESVG 2019 will be held in February 2019 in the beautiful Spanish town of El Escorial.
ESVG 2019 will build upon the sense of community established at ESVG 2017, and will be a wonderful opportunity for Suzuki viola pupils, teachers, families and interested observers to meet and to play music together.
The Casa E San José will be an ideal setting for the Gathering. It is a spacious residential facility with large gardens and classrooms, and is a pleasant walk from the UNESCO World-heritage designated Monasterio de El Escorial.
ESVG 2019 is being organized in cooperation with the Federación Española del Método Suzuki.
ESVG 2019 is a workshop for Suzuki viola students at all levels, and will include opportunities for all family members to share in the music making.
The programme will include
• Opening play-in
• Suzuki viola repertoire classes
• Viola ensembles
• Viola for violinist classes for Suzuki violin pupils and teachers
• Viola for parents classes
• Parent/teacher round table
• Teacher discussion session
• Teacher reading ensemble
• Saturday evening recital
• Final concert Sunday afternoon
Accommodation and Meals
Accommodation and meals will be provided at the Casa E. San José.
Location and Travel
El Escorial is 45 kilometres northwest of Madrid. It is easily reached by a local train (Cercanías) from Madrid and from Madrid Barajas Airport, and also by a frequent bus service from Madrid.
Driving time from Barajas airport is approximately 50 minutes.
The Casa E. San José is a 5-10 minute walk from the train station in El Escorial.
Online registration for ESVG 2019 will be available in the near future.
Administration and questions
For all questions, and to receive registration information contact Peter King, Administrator