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Archive for October, 2014

The Music Chapel opens a new Viola Section

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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

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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!

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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…