Competitions 2012

Competitions 2012: (BE) Musica Impulse Centre for Music: International Young Artist's Presentation (IYAP) SELECTED PROMISING ENSEMBLES 2012

Contributed by Admin on May 22, 2012



“The International Young Artist's Presentation (IYAP) is an ideal platform for young, talented ensembles. IYAP focuses on young vocal and instrumental ensembles playing historical instruments. The coaching sessions - led by the American soprano Jill Feldman! - are an essential part of IYAP. After the coaching, the ensembles will perform at historical locations in Antwerp during the festival Laus Polyphoniae. During these concerts a lot of Belgian and international organizers will be present. They will give the ensembles tips for their future career. Afterwards, the selected ensembles will be promoted by the IYAP-organizers. And they will be honoured with the title "IYAP Selected Promising Ensemble 2012".“

(Continue reading to learn of the awarded ensembles.)


From the 27 applications Musica has selected 6 promising ensembles to take part in the IYAP. This year's lucky ones are: 

- Alta Capella Soloists (RU)
Maxim Emelyanychev - cornetto, cornetto muto, Ekaterina Nazarova - baroque violin, Natalia Timofeeva - baroque cello, viola da gamba, Ivan Velikanov - organ, harpsichord

- Ensemble Barbaresque (FR)
Virginie Botty – recorder, Nolwenn Le Guern - viola d'arco, Bérengère Sardin - medieval harp

- L’Aura Rilucente (IT)
Sara Bagnati – Vvolin, Heriberto Delgado Gutiérrez - violin, Silvia Serrano Monesterolo - Cello, Maximilian Ehrhardt - Baroque Harp, Giorgio Dal Monti – Harpsicord

- Les Surprises (FR)
Juliette Guignard - viola da gamba, Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas - harpsichord and organ, Violaine Le Chenadec – soprano, Étienne Galletier - theorbe

- LinGon (NO)
Victoria Liedbergius – soprano, Madoka Nakamaru – violin, Rebecca Lefèvre - viola da gamba, Kanoko Miyazaki - harpsichord

- Thalia Ensemble (NL)
Mayumi Eguro – fortepiano, Sarah Aßmann – oboe, Diederik Ornée – clarinet, Hylke Rozema – natural horn, José Rodrigues Gomes – bassoon


- Coach: Jill Feldman

- IYAP Committee
  * Jill Feldman (soprano – USA)
  * Graham Dixon (Managing Editor BBC Radio 3 – UK)
  * Herman Baeten (Director Musica – Belgium)
  * Bart Demuyt (Director AMUZ & Alamire Foundation – Belgium) 
  * Kris Verhelst (musician - Belgium)

- Partners
  * AMUZ (Laus Polyphoniae | Festival of Flanders – Antwerp)
  * Musica, Impulse Centre for Music

Visit the Musica website for more information. (A warm congratulations to all of the awarded ensembles from all of us at