Programme : Friday 20 November

Saturday 21 November >

This programme can be subject to modifications.


Celebrate REMA’s 20th anniversary by taking a look at the history of the Music Movement and what happened since it started!
The first day of the European Early Music Summit is now an online event only.
To honor our partnership with BOZAR, Brussels, this first day of the conference is a focus on the Belgian Early Music scene.
H. 10.00/10.30
Welcome speech
Albert Edelman, chairman of REMA
Isaac Alonso de Molina, The Hague Conservatory

H. 10.30/11.15
Opening keynote speech | Questions to Bernard Foccroulle
Why do we as artists, audience, and organizers want to engage with the aesthetics of the past?
A look back, and a look forward.
With Bernard Foccroulle, organist, composer
Nicolas Bucher, Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

H. 11.15/12.00
Panel – What does Europe do for Early Music?
Available throughout the Summit:
Intro video | Early Music in Early Europe – Katarina Livljanic, singer, Dialogos ensemble / Martha Gutierrez , Relais Culture Europe – “European funding opportunities”

Already in the early Middle Ages, musicians would travel extensively through whole parts of Europe. This resulted in common inspirations, in a shared culture. Still today, Europe is the playing field for a staggering number of musicians and musical works. What do Europe and ‘Europe’ do for Early Music? This session aims at exploring on the one hand what concrete laws and programmes are fostering European exchange and travels, and on the other hand what opportunities Europe can bring to the Early Music sector.

Moderation: Anita Debaere, PEARLE
Bernard Foccroulle, organist, composer, founder of RESEO
Barbara Gessler, Head of Unit Creative Europe – European Commission & Directorate General – Education and Culture
Lionel Meunier, Vox Luminis

H. 12.00/13.00
Panel – Sustainable Career development
Available throughout the Summit:
Intro video | Tabea Debus, recorder & Delma Tomlin, National Centre for Early Music York

What are the challenges in building a sustainable career for performers in today’s Early Music field? Thanks to the experience and insights from Early Music performers and promoters, this session will focus on what a successful and sustainable career might look like, the type of skills and support young artists need to flourish, as well as offer a reflection on the role of promoters and their responsibility in artists’ careers.

Werner Trio, VRT
Stef Coninx, Kunstenpunt
Romina Lischka, Gambist
Baris Toker, BT ARTS
Elisabeth Champollion, Recorder player

H. 13.00/14.00
Lunch Break | ONLINE EVENT
Belgian artists playlist release
What about some music to accompany you while you take a break?
A playlist curated by Kunstenpunt, featuring a selection of what the Belgian early music scene has to offer.

H. 14.00/15.30
What do we do with Early Music on CD?
Available throughout the Summit:
Intro video | Christophe Rousset , Les Talens Lyriques

Why do we record Early Music today? How has the industry evolved since the beginning of the Early Music movement, and what place will recordings hold in an artist’s path tomorrow? This session is followed by a blind test.

Moderation Katelijne Boon, Klara
Charles Adriaenssen , Outhere Music
Emlyn Stam , Orpheus Institute
Anna Besson , Flutist

H. 14.00/15.00
Speedmeetings: Musicologists or persons interested in musicology meet
Are you a researcher, an artist, a student or a promoter? Are you interested in meeting professionals from these categories? Register for this session!

H. 15.30/16.30
Panel – The Belgian Early Music Scene: playing with legacy – in partnership with Kunstenpunt
Working for artists on the regional level: the Belgian example
Moderation Stef Coninx, Kunstenpunt
With :
Bart Demuyt, AMUZ
Els Moens, Els & the Artists
Benoît Vanden Bemden, Les Muffatti

H. 16.30/17.30
Speedmeetings: Belgian artists / Promoters
Are you a promoter wishing to meet Belgian artists, selected by our partner Kunstenpunt? Sign up!

H. 17.30/19.00
Showcase Party – In partnership with the EUBO Development Trust
Concerts broadcast by the ensembles selected for the 2020 REMA Showcase, followed by a discussion with the performers
Consone+Alon Sariel
La Petite Ecurie

EUBO Development Trust is pleased to support REMA’s commitment to promoting the work and careers of young musicians in the European Early Music field.

H. 19.00/19.30
The REMA Early Music Awards are an annual price for outstanding artists and projects that contributed significantly to the early music movement. The 2020 REMA Awards will be given to Vincent Dumestre, founder and director of le Poème Harmonique and musicologist, label founder and gambist Jérome Lejeune.

H. 20.00/21.00
Quiz night
Friday is game night! Team up with other Summit participants to win the Early Music Quiz …
Emma Wilkinson, La Serenissima