Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

About ECMA

International relations
International Projects coordinated by LMTA

- the European Chamber Music Academy - is recognized as the number one "talent factory" of European chamber music ensembles. ECMA is dedicated to promoting young aspiring top ensembles and hence to promoting the tradition and development of European chamber music. It has charitable status and its activities are non-profit-making.

ECMA was founded 2004 on the initiative of Hatto Beyerle and is today an association of European music educational institutions and festivals in the field of chamber music, which are together providing an ongoing training for chamber music ensembles. Within this program the partner institutions host regular sessions (duration 1 week). Renowned tutors work intensively with the ensembles who receive impulses for their artistic work also by lectures and focus work shops in e.g. cultural history, historically informed performance practise and philosophy. Furthermore ECMA naturally developes new networks by bringing together people from different backgrounds and cultures.

International ECMA Patronage:

Honorary President of ECMA: Pierre Boulez

Shmuel Ashkenasi, Elena Bashkirova, Bruno Canino, Piero Farulli, David Geringas, Bruno Giuranna, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger, Seppo Kimanen, Gidon Kremer, Oleg Maisenberg Arto Noras, Eiji Oue, Krzysztof Penderecki, Heinrich Schiff, Salvatore Sciarrino, Christian Tetzlaff

President of ECMA: Mathias Deichmann (Fiesole, Italy)

Artistic Director of ECMA: Hatto Beyerle (Hannover, Germany), Johannes Meissl (Vienna, Austria)

ECMA office: Birgit Huebener

ECMA Partner Institutions:

  • AUSTRIA University of Music and Performing Arts (Vienna)
  • FINLAND Sibelius Academy (Helsinki)
  • FRANCE Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris
  • ITALY Scuola di Musica (Fiesole)
  • LITHUANIA Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Vilnius)
  • NORWAY Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo)
  • UNITED KINGDOM Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester)

ECMA Extraordinary Members: