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MUSA Final Event in Brussels
Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 – Gare Maritime, Rue Picard 11, Brussels

The journey of MUSA ends in October 2022 in the heart of Europe, Brussels, with a big event in a symbolic place of the city. Le Dimore del Quartetto presents and celebrates the achievements, at the conclusion of the three stages of the project MUSA – European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance. An occasion to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered in the areas of professional training, chamber music, cultural heritage and contemporary cultur3, with international guests.


3 PM — Presentation of the project and the results obtained by ASK – Research Center of Bocconi University of Milan

4 PM — Round table “Career and Multidisciplinarity, between music and territory”

The round table, with the presence of international guest speakers, will deepen the following topics:

MUSA — European young MUsicians soft Skills Alliance is a European project for professional training dedicated to young string quartets. It aims at providing them with knowledge, skills and competences of entrepreneurship which are absent in their general curriculum, although fundamental for their professional career.

MUSA is aimed at young professional string quartets composed by musicians between the ages of 20 and 35, who work together and focus on the classical chamber music repertoire. MUSA is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union as Strategic Partnership to support innovation (Key Action 2).

The strategic partnership is composed by: Le Dimore del Quartetto S.r.l. Imprensa Sociale as Leading Organisation, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design and ASK – Centre for Research on Management and Economics of Arts and Culture Institutions in Milan (Italy), ProQuartet – Centre européen de musique de chambre from Paris and La Ferme de Villefavard en Limousin di Villefavard (France), and by experimentadesign from Lisbon (Portugal).

MUSA started in October 2020 and lasts for 25 months. The pilot experimentation (Intellectual Outputs) is made up of three main European phases:

  1. Milan (Italy), April 2021 — Innovative training course in the music sector in Italy: 4-Bows drive, the string Quartet image strategy and communication, in collaboration with IED - European Institute of Design.
  2. Lisbon (Portugal), October 2021 — Innovative training course in the music sector in Portugal: Cross-fertilization among the arts and in particular between music and other cultural fields, such as architecture, design and art, to enhance their profile and career opportunities, in collaboration with experimentadesign.
  3. Villefavard (France), April 2022 — Innovative training course in the music sector in France: Recording & Market Distribution on marketing, with particular reference to the registration and distribution phases on the market, National and European copyright legislation, administrative and financial aspects, in collaboration with ProQuartet and La Ferme de Villefavard en Limousin.

MUSA involved the participation of 11 international string quartets, selected by all the partners and hosted in residency in historic houses and other places of relevant cultural interest. The artistic residency represents a source of inspiration for the development of quartets’ identity and image.

The project aimed to enable young musicians to improve their professional prospects, providing the organizations involved in this sector with a new training offer, strengthening the relationship between music and the cultural heritage sectors with the perspective of enhancing European culture in terms of employment and socio-economic development.

Event open to the public upon reservation.

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