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Archive for October, 2014

The Music Chapel opens a new Viola Section

Miguel da Silva
On behalf of the entire team of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Bernard de Launoit is delighted to announce the arrival of a new Master in Residence, Miguel da Silva, an internationally renowned viola and chamber-music player. Miguel da Silva is, among others, a founding member of the renowned Ysaÿe Quartet, of which he has been a member for the past 30 years. The arrival of this sixth Master in Residence and the inauguration of a viola section will give…

Academic Opening 2014-2015

And here we go for a new academic year!  55 Soloists in residence, 23 different nationalities… During the Academic Opening Session last Tuesday, 7.10.14, Bernard de Launoit gave his welcoming speech to the 2014-15 soloists in residence, which is copied herebelow. 7.10.2014: Opening Year Address Bernard de Launoit Music Chapel Good afternoon to all of you and welcome to the Music Chapel! The Music Chapel refers to a great lady, the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, who played a strong role in the development of the arts…

The New Building…almost there!

Do you remember last year, when the old building was dismantled? This movie, just edited, shows where we are now, a few months before the official opening, thanks to the generosity of many contributors, thanks to an enthusiastic team, great architects and constructors. The New Building’s budget of 10 millions was a challenge: the charity auction which was organized last wednesday, 1st October, contributed to raise funds to get closer and closer to the amount necessary to complete it. Let’s…