Viola – Miguel da Silva
Master in Residence : Miguel da Silva, viola
The Music Chapel is a private institution providing multi-year programs of musical study concentrating almost exclusively on excellence in performance. The programs are reserved for a very small number of exceptionally gifted young musicians, who wish to pursue a non-degree program. The school offers individually-tailored instruction to ensure that each student gets the music education that he or she needs.
Transmitting musicianship means: sharing knowledge acquired through experience.
An approach to the past offers a yardstick for tradition.
This includes understanding source and origin; fundamental elements such as musical texts and composers’ philosophies and also notions of wear and ageing.
These, among other things, are what a teacher must confront when offering guidance.
Shaking off the burden of tradition in order to free up “one’s own music”.
Heightening sensitivity to perceive what the other might need.
Of the various stages in a player’s progress, this Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth project is intended as an episode, to perfect a young artist. “
[Miguel da Silva]