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Castanets Choir at Carnegie Gala June 29-July 2, 2024

November 2, 2023 at 3:59:00 AM
Castanets Choir at Carnegie Gala  June 29-July 2, 2024

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL, PLEASE VISIT BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2024 TO APPLY FOR NEXT SEASON! Come to New York for three days to immerse yourself in music-making, together with an international group of musicians, under the tutelage of Teresa Laiz Monsalve, Spain.
Rehearse masterpieces by the greatest composers and perform a program on the world-renowned stage of the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Receive an archival, professional-quality video of your performance at Carnegie Hall.
Participate in an interview for media.
Tour the most well-known conservatories in the world.
Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow musicians from around the world, taking home lasting memories and friendships.
Important Dates:
November 1, 2023 – Deadline for Registration Admission.
November 15, 2023 – Deadline for the publication of the Semifinalists list.
November 22, 2023 – Deadline to confirm participation in the Live Galas (Madrid).
February 3, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. – Semifinals and Finals Gala at the Teatro Flamenco de Madrid (Teatro Alfil).
February 4, 2023, at 12:30 pm – Gala Grandes Figuras de la Castañuela at the Teatro (to be confirmed) in Madrid.
July 1, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. – Laureate Gala at Carnegie Hall at the Weill Recital Hall in New York.
Who can apply? There is no age restrictions. See INTERNATIONAL CASTANETS COMPETITION for more details, additional Prizes and Awards, and details about additional opportunities to perform with the Madrid Castanets Choir in Madrid, Spain

In addition to a once-in-a-life-time experience, all participants receive:

    Carnegie Hall Archival DIGITAL VIDEO of their performance (see Regulations for acceptable uses as per by Carnegie Hall rules)
    Medals, Certificates
    Full color Concert Program brochure (digital and printed) with their short bio and picture
    Complimentary Performer's ticket
    Group Interview for media, broadcast on social and video platforms
    Concert Photos
    Letters of recommendation and other support is provided upon request for applying for grants, colleges,
    other programs, competitions, auditions
    Tuition Cost: visit the International Castanets Competition website.
    Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of participant.
    Inquire about affordable dorm-style accommodations in Manhattan, NY
    If you require a US visa - we provide visa support and can send you confirmation documents for the US Consulate

Application Process

    Submit an Application to the International Castanets Competition "Teresa Laiz"
    Online Contest – Selection by video (it is not necessary to travel to register)
    Semifinals and Finals Gala at the Teatro Flamenco in Madrid

Typical Schedule

June 29 - Arrival, check-in, orientation
June 30 - Rehearsals and workshops 10:00-1:00; Lunch; Rehearsals and workshops 2:00-5:00
July 1 - Sound check at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at 2:30pm. Concert at 7:00pm
July 2 - Depart

Program to be presented at Carnegie Hall

For program details write to

Meet the Director

Dancer, Teacher, Composer and Concert Castanets.
Director/Founder of the International Castanets Festival.

Member of the International Dance Council CID - UNESCO.
Orchestra and Band Conducting Studies.

Degree in English Philology. PhD Courses in Linguistics.
Master in Personnel Management (ICADE). Teresa has performed on radio, TV channels (Rai TV, Canal Nord Catalunya Televisió, TV Costa Brava, Canal 4 Mancha Centro, Castilla y León TV -CyL, TVE2, Telecinco, TVE1, Telemadrid, Cuatro TV, Telebari, Antenna Sud – Canale 13), halls and theaters in Madrid, Ávila, Barcelona, ​​Salamanca, Valladolid, Albacete, Zamora, Girona, Huelva , Malaga, Calatayud, Palencia, Seville, Murcia, Italy, France, Vienna, USA; in festivals such as the International Festival of the Porta Ferrada in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (on various occasions), Festival des Articulés in Le Cheylard (France), International Castanets Festival, Festival Catalunya Contra el Cáncer; she accompanied by different musical groups from solo, duo (piano & castanets / guitar & castanets), string quartet, municipal music band or symphony orchestra. Teresa Laiz is the founder and director of the Orquesta OIR (Orquesta de Instrumentos Raros), as well as the Coro de Castañuelas de Madrid.

Watch below the pieces which Directors chose for the

Laureate Ensembles at Carnegie Program


Registration fee is €120 for 1st Category (Concert OR Accompaniment)
– The registration fee is €150 for BOTH Categories (Concert + Accompaniment)

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