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Conference announcement and call for papers
Virtuosity – An interdisciplinary symposium
The Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest
3–6 March 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are pleased to announce the joint symposium of the Kodály Institute
of the Liszt Academy and ESCOM (European Society for the Cognitive
Sciences of Music), an interdisciplinary event to be held in Budapest,
in the beautifully restored Art Nouveau palace of the Liszt Academy
between 3 and 6 March 2016.
We invite proposals for individual papers (20 minutes, followed by 10
minutes of discussion) and posters. The language of the symposium is
Theme and topics
We invite submissions for a symposium on virtuosity in music performance
that address questions such as the following:
- What is virtuosity?
- How virtuosity is perceived in different ways by musicians and their
audiences in different cultures?
- How might virtuosity be studied empirically?
- What are the cognitive, neuropsychological and motor mechanisms
- What is the relationship between virtuosity and creativity?
- What is the relationship between virtuosity and enchantment (or
‘magic’)? To what extent can virtuosity be considered the making of
magic? Or can be magic be made in the absence of virtuosity?
- How might virtuosity be taught?
All submissions must address the symposium theme. Please send us an
abstract of approximately 250 words as an e-mail attachment in Word
format to [log in to unmask], specifying whether the proposal is
for a theoretical paper, an empirical paper, or a poster. All proposals
will be peer-reviewed by the members of an international review
committee. In order to ensure anonymity, please do not include personal
details in the abstract. The name(s) of the author(s), institutional
affiliation and a short biography of approx. 100 words should be sent in
a separate Word document. Please indicate in your cover letter your AV
requirements and whether the presentation will involve live performance,
and if so what instruments are envisaged.
Submission of abstracts: 31 October 2015
Notification for acceptances: 30 November 2015
Programme and registration
The programme of the symposium will be announced in January 2016. Online
registration will open in January 2016.
Symposium fee: 100€ for presenters / 50€ for students. Early-bird
symposium fee (paid before 31 January): 80€ for presenters / 40€ for
students. The symposium fee includes access to all sessions, conference
material, refreshments during the scheduled breaks, special musical
performances during the symposium, and guided tours in the Liszt Academy
buildings, including the Liszt Museum. Accommodation and meals other
than refreshments are not included in the registration fee. The
organisers will provide contacts for hotels with a symposium discount,
other recommended hotels, guest houses and restaurants near the
symposium venue, suggestions and free tickets for various concert and
opera performances in the evenings, and offer support to all delegates
in order to ensure an ideal stay.
For additional information see the website of the symposium:
or contact Dr László Stachó ([log in to unmask]) or Ms Éva
Gyöngy Máté ([log in to unmask]).
László Stachó (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest), chair of the
László Norbert Nemes (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest), co-chair of the
Jane Ginsborg (Royal Northern College of Music)
Peter Keller (The MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney)
Jukka Louhivuori (University of Jyväskylä)
Richard Parncutt (University of Graz)