Early Music Winter Weekend

January 27-28, 2018

A short, deep dive into the Early Music Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Do you consider studying Early Music at one of the leading Conservatories in the world?
Do you want to experience what it really means to study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam Early Music department?

Then attend the EMWW for:
* demonstration lessons and masterclasses by our dedicated teaching team
* meeting and trying our extensive collection of early instruments
* introductions and discussions on Early Music topics 
* concert by teachers and students

All interested instrumentalists and singers are welcome.

The following teachers will present lessons and masterclasses:
Antoinette Lohmann baroque violin & viola
Josep Domènech baroque oboe
Mieneke van der Velden viola da gamba
Fred Jacobs lute, theorbo

Registration fee

Workshop on Kapsberger

Lutenists taking part in the Early Music Winter Weekend 2018 can come with any repertoire they want, but we will also use part of the available time for a workshop on

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (c. 1581-1651)
Inventione nuove, et belle

with tenor Charles Daniels, specialist in 17thC monody, and Fred Jacobs.

Kapsperger’s works for lute, theorbo and voice with theorbo (or b.c.) excel in a virtuoso display of ornamentation, spicy dissonances and great possibilities for ‘sprezzatura’. Looking at a variety of toccate, arie and motetti we will experiment, compare and try to shed new light on one of the cornerstones of the Roman Baroque.

Lutenists, please bring your singers or stimulate singers to participate!

An impression of the last Early Music Winter Weekend


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