FAME’S Institute

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FAME’S European Orchestral Performing Institute opens an European Creative orchestral program for skilled young musicians in the field of Orchestral music. As part of Pan-European cultural entities, the program focuses on giving an opportunity for young talented musicians to participate into various orchestral practices, exploring new repertoires and performance styles within the Fames Project – dedicated studio for orchestral music recordings.

The program is offering a high professional level of training, practicing, mentoring, and performing, through new methodologies and technologies based on all involved partners experience.

27 Musicians : Strings / Wwinds / Brass
  • 13th to 18th of September : Classical Music master class leaded by the Conductor Benjamin Shwartz. The orchestra will be performing the Beethoven Symphony nr. 5 and Bartok Romanian Folk Dances The closing Concert is organized on the 18th of September at the Macedonian Philharmonic Concert Hall.
  • 21st to 30th of September  : Film Music master class leaded by the Conductor Tim Redmond. The closing Concert is organized in Split, Croatia, on the 27th of September with our partner ECSA (European Composer and Songwriter Alliance) for the official Ceremony of Camille Awards – European Film Composer Awards.
  • 3rd to 7th of October : Recording Master class with Fames Project, the students will be introduced to the specifics skills required on a recording stage. They will have the opportunity to join professional recording sessions under the direction of our in house conductors for international composers and productions.
27 Musicians : Strings 
  • 9th to 13th of October : Carte Blanche master class with the worldwide known band Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra. orchestrated ensemble piece that uses the gestures of experimental classical music and avant-garde jazz to move into fresh territory. The band and the Orchestra will perform for the opening Concert of the Skopje Jazz Festival.
  • 15rd to 21th of October : Hybrid Music master class with Cuareim Quartet composed by outstanding musicians.  While their is on contemporary jazz and improvised music, they eagerly embrace a wide variety of aesthetics and styles. The Quartet play original compositions and arrangements, combining very different backgrounds and experience in different genres. They will perform with the Orchestra on stage for the closing event.
About the project

Each seminar will consist therefore of 5 different topics & practices:

• Classical music, baroque, contemporary music
• Film / media / videogame music
• Hybrid orchestral jazz and modern music
• Carte blanche (special guest)
• Immersion professional recording sessions

The main ambition of the project is to offer young highly talented European classical musicians an intensive orchestral work program implemented by the participants with a physical participation to the training, mentoring, rehearsal and performing sessions along with masterclasses in the FAME’S studios and premises.

Each seminar and program will be organised around 2 axes:

• A first one, focused on a theoretical approach, will provide the participants with an initial contact with the program and organize training sessions & rehearsals under expert mentoring, along with master classes addressing surrounding topics of music practice: rehearsal methods and strategies, development of artistic and personal ways of expression, economic & carrier development approaches

• A second one, the implementation in the practice of participants for professional performances & results. Thus each program will be concluded by a practical output in the form of professional recordings, concerts, video recorded & streamed performances.

Technical information

• Each seminar will last between 2 and 6 weeks and is organised around 5 topics and practice subjects (classical music, film & media, hybrid orchestral, carte blanche, recording sessions).
• The participants can choose to attend the whole seminar or particular masterclasses according to their availability or interest
• It is NOT OBLIGATORY for the participants to attend the whole seminar
• Each seminar is planned to welcome between 20 to 30 musicians.
• The program is free of charge and each selected musician will be welcomed and accommodated in Fames’ premises. The participants will only take in charge their travel costs.
• The program aims to reach around 160 participants from at least 20 European countries over the course of 3 years.
• The program, content and experts involvement, will be established for each seminar in coordination with Associated Partners.

Requirements for application

• being a young musician, with high level of instrument practice (all orchestra instruments are accepted)
• being citizen or permanent resident of one of the 27 Countries of the European Union or non-EU Participating Countries in the Creative Europe Programme (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia)
• being aged between 16 – 30 years old
• being fluent in English Language


FAME’S Project – project leader 
FAME’S is a music production company built in 2007 specialized in orchestral music recordings. With over 3000 orchestral projects performed and recorded in the last 15 years the project is recognized today as an active participant in the worldwide orchestral music production sector. Over the last 10 years, the company has implemented a trans-regional and trans-European mobility in its activities employing more than 150 of the finest professional classical musicians from North-Macedonia & Western Balkans. Aside from the music production activities, studios & facilities welcome multiple regional projects, encouraging and supporting the local creation and music development.

Visit the website for more info: www.fames-project.com

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