Festival International de Musica “Ciudad Monumental de Caceres”


Contemporary Encounters I Meitar Ensemble



CEME Spain is a special summer edition of Meitar Ensemble's international master course for young composers within the frames of the "Cuidad Monumental de Caceres" Festival.

The master course (usually taking place during the winter in Israel) focuses on the performance and creation of contemporary music.



Tansy Davies / Composition

Yoni Gotlibovitch / Cello and composers workshop

Amit Dolberg / Piano and composers workshop


Tansy Davies’s work has found an accommodation between the worlds of the avant-garde and experimental rock, between - in the words of one critic - Xenakis and Prince. neon (2004) has become for many Davies’s signature work, with its gritty, sleazy sounds and pounding rhythms.  Davies has been commissioned by numerous world class ensembles and orchestras, including the London Sinfonietta, BIT 20, BCMG, and the New York Philharmonic. Her long fascination with the music of the Troubadours finds expression in her Song of Pure Nothingness and Troubairitz, the 2010 song cycle for soprano and percussion that gave its name to a portrait disc on Nonclassical. Recent projects include Re-greening for large singing orchestra, a concerto for four horns entitled Forest, and Between Worlds, a bold and highly personal response to the events of 9/11, for which she received the 2016 British Composer Award for Stage Work.


Meitar Ensemble is a group of musicians specializing in the performance and education of contemporary music. The ensemble is working closely with some of the most celebrated composers of our time (Philippe Leroux– composer in residence, Georg Friedrich Haas, Ivan Fedele, Matthias Pintscher  and many others). The ensemble's conductor in residence is Pierre-Andre Valade. Meitar Ensemble performs extensively in Israel and participates in prestigious festivals: ManiFeste – Paris, Venice Biennale , MATA - New York, The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival and many others.


FIMC, Festival International de Musica “Ciudad Monumental de Caceres”, includes lessons and master classes for string players, Flute, Clarinet and Piano with a concert program featuring performances by students and faculty.

Each student will get 2 lessons with Tansy Davies and three rehearsals (a read through and two detailed sessions) with Meitar Ensemble members.

The selected students will be asked to write a piece (or to present an advanced sketch) of up to 5 minutes long for cello, piano or both.

The compositions written by the participants will be performed in a public concert on July 11th.

The concert will be recorded for the participants personal use. If a composer will want to share the recording or video on any social media platform he/she requires a permission from Meitar Ensemble.

One piece from those presented during the course will be performed in Tel Aviv in one of Meitar Ensemble’s concerts.


Tuition Fee:

500 euros, not including travel expenses and accommodation.

For financial aid, accommodation solutions and other logisticalities please write to FIMC festival's producer; Juan-luis Orozco at orozcojuanluis@yahoo.es


The students will be chosen by the composer Tansy Davies and Meitar Ensemble members

The application must include:

1) An up-to-date CV or bio

2) Contact information (email, phone number and address)

3) A recent piece written by the applicant: A score in PDF form and preferably a recording if one exists (a recording is not obligatory)

4) The application may include a recommendation letter as well

All the application materials should be sent to:

ceme.spain.2017@gmail.com no later than May 20th 2017


www.tansydavies.com, www.meitar.net, ceme.spain.2017@gmail.com