Friday, April 5, 2024
Saturday, April 6, 2024
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

We are delighted to announce that Tradition and Innovation: New Perspectives on the Violin Concerto in the Long Nineteenth Century will take place at the University of Notre Dame on 5th and 6th April 2024. This conference brings together leading experts on musical form and analysis from the US, UK, and Canada to explore both well-known and less-known corners of this fascinating repertoire, ranging from Viotti, Beethoven, and Spohr to Joachim, Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and Glazunov, and beyond to Nielsen and Elgar, among others. In addition to formal presentations with Q&A follow-up, each day will feature a panel discussion with audience participation encouraged. A banquet dinner concludes the conference. 

The speakers include: Joel Galand, Florida International University Julian Horton, Durham University Anne Hyland, University of Manchester Caitlin Martinkus, Cleveland Institute of Music Janet Schmalfeldt, Tufts University Peter H. Smith, University of Notre Dame Benedict Taylor, University of Edinburgh Steven Vande Moortele, University of Toronto Paul Wingfield, Cambridge University The conference is open to the public. 

Registration required: $150 ($80-125 for students) to include attendance at all paper sessions and panel discussions, all-day beverage service on April 5 and 6, a banquet dinner on April 6, and a recital on April 4th by violinist Timothy Chooi, professor at University of Ottawa and prize winner at the Joachim and Queen Elisabeth competitions.