Posted: 18 April 2013
Do you want to inspire, motivate and reward your young performers? Taking part in one of Europe’s many wonderful music festivals is the ideal solution.
A fantastic highlight of a concert tour, a music festival is also a great way of sharing musical experiences with people of different nationalities and building relationships with other young people from across the world.
There are musical festivals across Europe in 2013 and 2014. Here are just three examples:
For Jazz lovers: Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland – 4-19 July 2014
Hear some of the world’s most famous jazz musicians perform and take part in the fringe festival of this world-renown event. Held in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline, this is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world and its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince.
For all lively groups: Gent Fest, Belgium July 2014
Attracting over 55,000 visitors every year, this world famous festival offers a unique mix of diversity and creativity. Every year, over 180 concerts (classical and world music) are performed by more than 1500 international artists.
For choirs of all kinds: Malta International Choir Competition & Festival, October 31 – November 4, 2013.
This hugely popular event is open to choirs of all different styles and levels. A great opportunity to get to know people from different nations, cultures and religions, you can sing together or meet in friendly competition. Attend or perform in concerts in some of Malta’s 365 churches.
Music festivals offer unique performing opportunities and are a brilliant way of being part of a worldwide family of music.
For more information on going on a Music Festival Tour or to find out more about our school music tours, click here.
Anthony Chew, Head of Music, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Lancashire.
Jane Werry, Head of Music, Hayes School, Kent.
James Williams, Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire.