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Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society 2008 Annual Meeting (May 21-24,2008) (US)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 02, 2008
"NORTH MEETS SOUTH:

BUXTEHUDE AND THE NORTH GERMAN SCHOOL/KEYBOARD MUSIC OF DOMENICO SCARLATTIA

SYMPOSIUM IN RECOGNITION OF TWO SIGNIFICANT RECENT ANNIVERSARIES



Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society 2008 Annual Meeting

May 21-24, 2008

The University of IowaSchool of Music

Iowa City, Iowa

USA



ALSO



THE BEN BECHTEL AWARD



To honor his long tenure of distinguished service to the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society, the Board of Directors in 2007 created the Ben Bechtel Award. This award will be presented annually to a promising student with an interest in early keyboard instruments. The award will underwrite the cost of attendance at the next MHKS annual conference, with the goal of fostering interest in early keyboard instruments and the Society among younger people.



Anyone under the age of 30 who is currently learning to play, build, or otherwise expresses interest in any early keyboard instrument (organ, harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano, etc.) is eligible to be nominated for the Ben Bechtel award. A statement describing the student's interest and aspirations and a letter of recommendation from a teacher will comprise a nomination for the award. Nominations should be sent to David Breitman, 382 Elm St., Oberlin, OH, 44074, USA, or by e-mail to david.breitman@oberlin.edu by March 1st of each year, to be considered for attendance at that year's annual meeting. Winner will be announced by April 1st.



The committee that oversees the Ben Bechtel Award appreciates your generous financial support. A line o­n this registration form allows you to make a contribution as you register for the conference. Thank you! " ... See MHKS website for more information. (ed.)

International Harpsichord Festival and Meeting in Hungary (18-22 June 2008) (HU)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 02, 2008
"International Harpsichord Festival and Meeting in Hungary
Budapest-Szentendre-Fehérvárcsurgó-Győr
18-22 June 2008

Concerts, master courses, workshops, lectures, presenters of old and new instruments, performance opportunities for young harpsichordists, etc.

Organizers: Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Hungarian National Museum, Clavicembalo Foundation, Joseph Károlyi Foundation, Tihamér Vujicsics Music School Szentendre

Patron: Dr. András Batta, Rector of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of MusicArtistic director: Prof. Anikó Horváth "

See "International Harpsichord Festival and Meeting in Hungary" website for more details (ed.)

Fenton House (London, UK) -- The Early Keyboard Ensemble Competition

Contributed by Admin on Feb 02, 2008
"Open to UK-based ensembles of two to four members: the instruments must include a harpsichord. The Competition consists of two rounds using o­ne of the 18th century English harpsichords in the Benton Fletcher Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments. The winning group will be awarded an £800 cash prize, and a concert at Fenton House, the Cobbe Collection and Finchcocks. A separate Audience Prize will also be awarded. Jury: David Owen Norris, Maggie Cole and Steven Devine. See information brochure/application form obtainable from Competition Organiser. Application form must be completed and submitted by 29 February 2008. Contact: Competition Organiser Mimi Waitzman for more information. " See the site for more information o­n the competition (ed.): Fenton House Keyboard Competition

Music Antiqua Harpsichord and Fortepiano Competition winners

Contributed by Admin on Aug 22, 2007
The results of this year's Musica Antiqua Festival Competition have been posted.

The jury for the International Harpsichord Competition were:Gustav Leonhardt [nl], Françoise Lengellé [fr], Andrea Marcon [it], Ketil Haugsand [nor], Johan Huys [be] (chairman), Davitt Moroney [uk/fr]. Winners of the harpsichord competition: (no 1st prize was awarded); 2nd Prize Ex Aequo -- Francesco Corti (IT) & Julien Wolfs (BE); 3rd Prize -- Tomoko Matsuoka (JP); 4th Prize -- Susan Toman (CA); 5th Prize -- Masumi Yamamoto (JP).

The jury for the International Fortepiano Competition were: Wolfgang Brunner [at], Claire Chevallier [be], Linda Nicholson [uk], Alexei Lubimov [ru], Ludger Rémy [de] (chairman), Bart van Oort [nl]. Winners of the fortepiano competition: (no 1st prize was awarded); 2nd Prize -- Stefania Neonato (IT); 3rd Prize Ex Aequo -- Alexandra Koreneva (RU) & Olga Andryushchenko (RU); Honorable mention -- Katarzyna Drogosz (PL).

See the site for more information o­n the competition as well as the Festival exhibitions. (ed.): Music Antiqua

Greenwich International Early Music Festival & Exhibition 2007

Contributed by Admin on Aug 21, 2007

The 2007 Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition takes place over the weekend of the 9th -11th November 2007. A lively mix of exhibition and performance, the event will fill the Old Royal Naval College with sounds of early music and song.

Friday 9th November 10.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 10th November 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 11th November 10.00am - 5.00pm

Admission to exhibition (includes complete programme):
Adults £7.50
Concessions £5.00
2 day ticket £12.00
3 day ticket £16.00

Children under 14 free
(concessions OAPs, UB40 holders, students, TCM staff and students free entry with TCM Resource Card)