“Music-loving psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Schureck has brought together one of the most important collection in the world. He has the largest collection of early keyboards in Australia, and many are rare and have historical connections. Ralph says that the 1793 Stodart forte piano may have been played by Haydn himself, and is one of only a handful of early English pianos in existence, and the 1816 Broadwood grand piano is a model much loved by Beethoven.“
Visit website for a short video and notes: ABC Segment on Dr. Ralph Schureck
“We are very excited to welcome you to our first season as artistic directors. Our plans extend well into the future, building on the superb legacy of the previous directors of this festival, and introducing the Contemporary Baroque Training Institute in 2010. As wind performers who also revel in the beauties of strings, voices and keyboards, we look forward to sharing our unique perspective. We promise to bring you unusual and scintillating repertoire along with beloved standards.
Plan on attending this fine festival in Urbino (IT). Details of their complete early music summer workshop can be found here. (ed.)
“At very few places do music and architecture join as closely together as at the Stimmwerck Tage, near to Regensburg.
In the August of each year, in seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city, listeners dip into the atmosphere of early vocal music in the venerable abbey church.
In 2009, Leonhard Paminger (1495 – 1567) takes center stage in the Stimmwerck Days Festival. In close cooperation with the Musicology Institute (Institut für Musikwissenschaft) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich , a cross-section of his work will be brought to auditory life on the Adlersberg.
After the events of the day are over, the artists look forward to a friendly communal drink in the cloister tavern next door.“
Visit website for more information. (ed.): (DE) Stimmwercktage – Stimmwerck Days Festiva
(You may also see a short video from the Stimmwercktage 2008 on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loGbqR3aZ2g )
“Join us for our next “weeklong extravaganza of early music” (The Boston Herald) featuring:
|•||a fully-staged Baroque Opera featuring world-renowned opera soloists and the Grammy-nominated BEMF Orchestra|
|•||over a dozen Festival Concerts by the world’s leading soloists and ensembles, plus the Organ and Keyboard Mini-Festivals|
|•||the BEMF Exhibition, the field’s largest trade show of early music industry professionals|
|•||Fringe Concerts by established and emerging artists|
|•||Public Symposia on a broad range of topics|
|•||the BEMF CD Store, with thousands of superb recordings and hard-to-find titles|
|•||Performance Masterclasses led by Festival artists|
|•||Family Day programs, fostering the next generation of early music artists|
and much more!“
Visit website for more information (ed): BEMF
Summer School of Early Music 2009 is an Early Music course targeting the historically informed performance mainly of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. This year some of the recorder classes will concentrate on the contemporary or folk music.
The programme of the course includes individual lessons, group teaching of techniques, ensemble playing, listening workshops, lectures, and concerts of lecturers and participants and lots of chances to play with fellow participants (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) from all over the World.
Prachatice is situated in the southern part of Czech Republic, c. 30 km east of České Budějovice, 130 km south from Prague, 200 km north-east of Munich and 200 km north-west of Vienna.
The town is fascinating primarily because of its large medieval fortifications, entrance gate with battlements, dominant late Gothic church, the Old Town-Hall with inner porticos and a number of Renaissance buildings.
Peter Holtslag Recorder, Baroque flute
Alan Davis Recorder
Kerstin de Witt Recorder
Jostein Gundersen Recorder
Jan Rokyta Recorder
Liselotte Rokyta Panpipes
Rebecca Stewart Early singing
Mami Irisawa Early singing
Julie Braná Recorder
Monika Devátá Recorder - Children's Class
Jan Kvapil Recorder
Edita Keglerová Harpsichord
Visit website for more information (ed.): Prachatice Summer School of Early Music
An acclaimed series of summer courses and concerts jointly sponsored by Early Music Vancouver & the School of Music, University of British Columbia:
- July 26 through July 31: Lute Workshop West
Faculty: Robert Barto; Jacob Heringman; Nigel North; Pat O’Brien; Grant Tomlinson and with the participation of Ray Nurse
- July 26 through August 7 Baroque Vocal Programme“The Compleat Singer”
Course co-directors: Ray Nurse & Margret Gries
Ellen Hargis voice
Steven Adby gesture, dance & stage movement
Ray Nurse vocal coachings, lute, performance practice
Margret Gries vocal coachings, philosophy, harpsichord
Michael Jarvis vocal coachings, harpsichord
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