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Lions Club Mameranus supports the "Forum for Flute and Piano" in Diekirch

Diekirch. The renowned "Forum for Flute and Piano" is an international summer course for flutists and pianists from all over the world. This year's edition and also the 35th anniversary took place in Diekirch from 21 to 30 July.

The Lions Club Mameranus, well known among book lovers in Luxembourg and the Grande Région, not least through its annual Bichermaart organised since 1991 on the initiative of its founding member Michel Reuland, also enjoys members in its ranks such as Pierre Kremer, Guy Goethals or even Carlo Jans, who in addition to their normal work often put their musical skills at the service of Lionism.

In 1988, the Luxembourg flutist and conductor Carlo Jans, who is known far beyond the borders, founded the "lnternational Forum for Flute and Piano Diekirch" together with Claude Millim. Simon Knopp has been assisting Carlo Jans with the organisation since 2007. Since its inception, more than 1 100 students from 58 different nationalities have attended the Forum. Most of them are now professionals, play in orchestras or teach at music schools or conservatories.

In addition to the master classes, the programme also included several concerts, which were spread over the entire period of the Forum. The professors opened the programme in the Al Kirch in Diekirch. At the same venue, each of the students had the opportunity to demonstrate their skills at several lunchtime and evening concerts.

For this year's jubilee edition, the LC Mameranus helped to cover some of the costs of two Ukrainian musicians (a pianist and a flautist), thus enabling them to participate. The contact with the two students from Kiev, who distinguished themselves through high professionalism and social competence, could be established through Anton Kushnir, professor for flute at the University of Kiev and friend of Carlo Jans.

On 28 July, following the student concert at the Aler Kiirch in Diekirch, the traditional barbecue took place at the Jos Schmitt boarding school, where students, professors and sponsors were able to exchange ideas. This also allowed members of LC Mameranus to get to know and appreciate the two sponsored students.

Jacques Barthel via mywort

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