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Application for the 13th edition of the Early Music Summer School is possible from January 1, 2020.
Below you can read about the previous edition.

12th Early Music Summer School

August 26-31, 2019

The Amsterdam Early Music Summer School 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.
Once accepted, the participants will get access to an on-line platform where they can exchange repertoire suggestions and form ensembles well before the actual EMSS week.

The course includes private lessons as well as ensemble lessons with expert teachers from the Early Music Faculty at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In addition workshops, lectures, concerts are offered, and of course lots of chances to play with fellow students from all over the world. 

The two most successful ensembles will be invited to give a fringe concert at the Utrecht Early Music Festival on Sunday September 1.


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

The programme is being put together at the moment. It will be largely along the lines of the 2018 programme

Special workshops this year will be:
* Improvisation for non-keyboard instruments by Johan Hofmann
* Amour victorieux by Fred Jacobs: the French Air de Cour repertoire for voice and lute (1603-1643). Composers: Gabriel Bataille, Pierre Guédron, Etienne Moulinié and Antoine Boësset. Lutenists: bring your singers. Contacts between lutenists and singers can also be made among participants.
* Baroque Dance by Rachel Farr


Wed Aug 28
19.30h Teachers’ concert

Sat Aug 31
14.00h Final concert

Sun Sep 1
time and venue t.b.a., Utrecht 
Fringe Concert at Utrecht Early Music Festival, for two selected ensembles


Xenia Meijer voice
Antoinette Lohmann baroque violin, baroque viola
Viola de Hoog baroque cello
Menno van Delft harpsichord, clavichord
Miklós Spányi harpsichord, clavichord, improvisation
Peter Holtslag recorder, traverso
Josep Domènech baroque oboe
Eyal Streett baroque bassoon
Teunis van der Zwart natural horn
Fred Jacobs theorbo, lute
Rachel Farr baroque dance


For more information, please email Erik van Lith: erik.vanlith@ahk.nl


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