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Please note:
To our regret we had to decide the Amsterdam Early Music Week 2022 will not take place in January 2022 after all. The present Covid19 situation still causes too many uncertainties to be able to guarantee a sufficiently rewarding programme for our participants. 
Announcement will be made as soon as a new period for the Amsterdam Early Music Week is chosen.

In the meantime we’d like to welcome you warmly on our school wide Open Day on Saturday January 15, that will be offered both in-house and online. More information can be found on our website.


13th Amsterdam Early Music Week

January 9 - 13, 2022

The Amsterdam Early Music Week is a course in the historically informed performance practice of Baroque and Classical music. The course is open to participants (instrumentalists as well as vocalists) with an interest and some background in Early Music at a conservatory or professional level. 

Participants are offered – as a minimum:

  • 3x 1 hr 1-to-1 lesson
  • 2x 1 hr ensemble lessons
  • admission to:
    • workshop baroque dance
    • workshop ornamentation
    • lunch lectures cycle on Basics of Historically Informed Performance Practice
    • final presentation of the participants ensembles
    • practice and rehearsal rooms, including keyboard instruments
    • loan instrument, in case you can’t bring your own (to be approved and arranged beforehand)
    • lots of chances to play with fellow students from all over the world

In order to make efficient use of the compact course time each participant is scheduled beforehand in an ensemble, including repertoire. This is done by course teachers, based on the information participants have provided together with their application. Participants can express their preferences for this, including the choice not to take part in an ensemble (not recommended). In rare cases there may be room to take part in a second ensemble.  


The course is open to any repertoire from the Baroque (performed preferably in a = 415 Hz) and Classical period (performed preferably in a = 430 Hz). 


Antoinette Lohmann baroque violin, baroque viola
Sayuri Yamagata baroque violin, baroque viola (Jan 8-11)
Viola de Hoog baroque cello (Jan 10-13)
Kris Verhelst harpsichord, basso continuo (Jan 11-13)
Miklós Spányi harpsichord, clavichord, improvisation (Jan 8-11) 
Marten Root traverso (Jan 10)
Anna Besson traverso (Jan 11-13) 
Benny Aghassi baroque bassoon (Jan 8-11) 
Fred Jacobs lute, theorbo (Jan 10-13)
Nicolas Isabelle natural trumpet


For more information, please email Erik van Lith:


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