Workshops/Festivals 2008

Workshops/Festivals 2008: (RU) 11th EARLYMUSIC Festival - St. Petersburg (September 14-30/2008)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 12, 2008

"The International EARLYMUSIC Festival, established in St Petersburg in 1998, is now recognised as o­ne of Russia’s leading musical forums. The Festival takes places annually in September-October and presents the musical legacy of the Middle-Ages, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras to audiences in St Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ekaterinburg and Novosibirsk, performed by world-renowned ensembles and soloists. ...
Thanks to the Festival, Russian audiences have been able to hear ‘live’ such musical legends as: Il Giardino Armonico (Italy); Fretwork (UK); Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI (Spain); Trio Sonnerie (UK); Freiburgbarockorchester (Germany); Akademie fuer Alte Musik Berlin (Germany); Oltremontano (Netherlands); Le Poeme Harmonique (France); L’Arpeggiata (France); Mala Punica (Italy); Il Fondamento (Belgium); Gerard Lesne & Il Seminario Musicale (France); Ensemble William Byrd (France); Orchestre Baroque de Limoges (France); Les Basses Reunies (France); Gustav Leonhardt (Netherlands); Michael Chance (UK); Paul O’Dette (USA); Andrew Manze (UK; Richard Egarr (UK); Emma Kirkby (UK); Christophe Coin (France); Bruno Cocset (France); Alla Francesca (France); Micrologus (Italy); and many others.

The Festival also offers a series of public master-classes and lectures o­n the cultural context of the music, given by leading specialists in this field. ... "

Visit EARLYMUSIC Festival - St. Petersburg website for more information. (ed.)