"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. ... "
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