This summer saw Mary Cohen receiving the honour of being invited to Sweden to represent Britain at the 39th European String Teacher’s Association’s (ESTA) International Conference in Falun.
Mary was asked by the Swedish hosts to give two seminars over the course of the conference. In Introduction to contemporary music through composing/Composing for children Mary explained some of the techniques of her celebrated teaching process and shared some of her pupil’s creative work with the captive audience.
The second, Chamber music for children, advertised as an ‘active-seminar’, featured volunteers demonstrating some of her fantastic ensemble music and also the first performance of her most recent composition, …and Janus stands in the doorway of time, by Trio Grande, a Swedish piano trio aged 11-13.
Why not take a look at Mary’s handouts from the conference Chamber Music and Composition & Improvisation, which can be found on Mary’s News page on the Faber Music website.
Mary’s lectures were incredibly well-received with reviewer Janet Thomas describing them as “two excellent, perfectly-paced presentations”.
Further details about the annual ESTA International Conference can be found on their website.