Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel
Since 2004, Augustin Dumay has been a Master in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel where he coaches a select group of highly talented, young violinists. Drawn from countries all over the world (Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Hungary, Korea, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, the USA, etc.) students come to Belgium to study under Augustin Dumay’s guidance. Most of them have already seen success in the most important international competitions: Nikita Boriso-Glebsky (Winner of the Monte Carlo Violin Masters, 1st Prize at the International Sibelius Competition, 4th Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, 1st Prize at the Kreisler Competition, 3rd Prize at the Montreal Competition, 2nd Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition), Esther Yoo (4th Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, 3rd Prize at the International Sibelius Competition), Yossif Ivanov (2nd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, 1st Prize at the Montreal International Music Competition), Lorenzo Gatto (2nd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, 1st Prize at the International RNCM Competition at Manchester), Hrachya Avanesyan (1st Prize at the Carl Nielsen Competition), Liya Petrova (2nd Prize at the Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga Sion Valais, 1st Prize at the Carl Nielsen Competition), Vineta Sareika (Queen Elisabeth Music Competition finalist and, with the Dali trio, Winner of the 1st Prize and Gold Medal at the International Osaka Music Competition). They also perform under distinguished conductors such as P. Herreweghe, E. Inbal, L. Maazel, V. Gergiev, Y. Nézet-Séguin L. Langrée and V. Ashkenazy.
Given that employability is at the heart of the Music Chapel project, in addition to regular classes throughout the year, the young artists benefit from many occasions on which to perform as soloists – in recitals or with orchestras – both in Belgium and abroad. They also have the opportunity to perform in concert alongside the Masters in Residence thus sharing a real, live musical experience with them.
The two most important events that contribute to this on-the-job training are the Music Chapel Festival, which takes place each year in Brussels, and the Queen Elisabeth Musical Voyage, a biennial cruise that brings together musicians and public at top venues, often in association with important festivals.