Maestro Alan Chircop Continues Explanation of Alexander Technique at MECMA 2024
On Friday 9th February, the 2024 Middle East Classical Music Academy continued with a lecture discussing the finer points of the Alexander Technique in conducting that was delivered by Maltese conductor Alan Chircop.
The Alexander Technique, named after Frederick Matthias Alexander, is based on the principle that poor posture gives rise to a range of health problems, which are further exacerbated due to the long hours of standing that are inherent to the nature of conducting. First developed in the 1890s, it has evolved into an internationally-respected approach to helping foster a well-rounded healthy lifestyle.
The discussion on this topic was first initiated on the 3rd of the month, and today Maestro Chircop continued with the second half of his lecture, addressing students at the Sky Zayed Hall in Dubai's Two Seasons Hotel.
Tomorrow, Academy attendees will return to the concert hall once again, traveling to the splendour of Dubai Opera to experience the 4th entry in MECMA's series of symphonic concerts. Featuring pianist Sergey Davydchenko, the students will hear various works from across the spectrum of classical music, including contemporary entries from acclaimed composer Alexey Shor. For this event, Davydchenko will also be joined by the Eurasian Symphony Orchestra, who will be led by conductor Mikhail Kirchhoff.