Programme Saturday 21 Novembre


For the second day of the Summit, attendees take a look at today’s practices in the Early Music sector, build a community by reflecting on common themes, and share experience with other professionals. In the morning, they can choose one of the 4 courses to catch up on their field’s ongoing trends and present their projects to their peers of Musicology, Instrument making, Teaching or Concerts Programming. The afternoon is dedicated to common sessions and small group activities. H. 9.30/10.00
Warm-up session | ONLINE
First steps in baroque dance(live)
Start the day in style, and more precisely in Baroque style! To make up for you looking at your computer for the rest of day – sorry! – embark a historically informed stretching session teaching you the basics of French baroque dance, with the live advice of dancer and choreographer Pierre-François Dollé.
with: Pierre-François Dollé, dancer

Available throughout the Summit:
Forum | What are the best online resources for Early Music?
H. 10.00/11.15
Early Music in the Web age
Available throughout the Summit:
Keynotes | Reinhard Strohm, musicologist / Margaret Murata, musicologist

Musicology today: the web has brought many great opportunities for musicologists to share their work, to access sources more easily, to make any research available at (almost) no cost. However, does this mean that researchers are better connected, and more aware of each other’s research? Does it mean that musicians and other professionals from the sector have what it takes to better understand and access research? This session aims at exploring the state of musicology today and its link with performance.
Moderation: Dinko Fabris, Teatro San Carlo
John Griffiths, CESR (Tours), University of Melbourne & Monash University
Theodora Psychoyou, Sorbonne Université
Aneta Markuszewska, University of Warsaw
Jed Wentz, Leiden University

H. 11.30/12.30
Current trends in critical editing
Available throughout the Summit:
Keynotes | Philippe Vendrix, CNRS/ Université de Tours / Margaret Bent, musicologist

Do you want to know more about the current trends in critical editing of early music? Then come and listen to our experts in the field!

Moderation: Dinko Fabris, Teatro San Carlo
Massimiliano Guido , Università degli Studi di Pavia, Cremona
Camilla Cavicchi , CESR, Tours
Alvaro Torrente, Universidad Complutense de Madrid/ICCMU Spain
Philippe Vendrix, CNRS/ Université de Tours
Annette Thein, Bärenreiter

H. 12.00/12.30
1 on 1 speed chats between peers

LEARNING COURSE for teachers– in partnership with AEC
H. 10.00/11.00
Artistic training

This AEC-curated session reviews all the fundamental questions before starting to teach Early Music in a Conservatoire: What is the importance of being historically informed in live and recorded performance? What is the relationship between the subjective and objective aspects of music, research and the actual performance? Is there a dichotomy between theory and artistic practice?
Moderation Isaac Alonso de Molina, The Hague Conservatory
With Anna Danilevskaia, Sollazzo Ensemble
Jean-Christophe Frisch, Le Baroque Nomade / Université Paris Sorbonne
Peter Van Heyghen, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Conservatorium van Amsterdam

H. 11.00/12.30
The Future of Early Music Departments

Available throughout the Summit:
Keynotes | Isaac Alonso de Molina, The Hague Conservatory
Intro videos | Kelly Landerkin, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis / Vittorio Ghielmi, Salzburg Mozarteum / Octavie Dostaler Lalonde, Postscript / Pedro Sousa Silva, ESMAE Porto

This second session curated by AEC offers an opportunity to work in small groups on themes such as: What has historically informed practice brought to the Conservatoire paradigm? What is Early Music’s relationship with elitism and excellence and what do we hope to achieve for future generations of students?
Moderation Linde Brunmayr-Tutz, Claire Michon, Ashley Solomon, Isaac Alonso de Molina
With Kelly Landerkin, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
Vittorio Ghielmi, Salzburg Mozarteum
Pedro Sousa Silva, ESMAE Porto
Octavie Dostaler-Lalonde, Ensemble Postscript

INSTRUMENT MAKING COURSE for makers and editors
Available during all the Summit
Keynote speeches | Bruce Kennedy / Catalina Vicens
Instrument makers battle | Making instruments for performers
Forum | Share your tips for selling instruments in times of COVID

H. 10.00/11.00
Instrument making: violin makers battle

Available throughout the Summit :
Keynotes | Catalina Vicens, Servir Antico / Riccardo Simian, 3D Music Instruments / Bruce Kennedy, harpsichords maker
Videos – duel | Olivier Pont, instrument maker / Eric Lourme, instrument maker

Making instruments for artists : A balance between historic evidence and performers’ requests. Starting from the example of the Freiberg violins and their recent copies, we explore how instrument builders approach their choices when copying an early instrument, but also how they shape a performer’s practice. This session starts with three keynote speeches, representing three different takes on instrument making today.

Hélène Houzel, CRR93 Aubervilliers La Courneuve
Odile Edouard, CNSM Lyon
Moderation Arnaud Giral luthier

H. 11.00/12.30
Keeping the past playable: the mechanics of historic semimobile keyboard instruments

The mechanics of semimobile early keyboard instruments are intricate. Technicians, research, historically correct restoration, revision and tuning are crucial for the preservation of semimobile early keyboard instruments. This session, curated by the Geelvinck Music Museums (Netherlands), will develop a common statement to support the need to keep our living heritage of technical craftmanship concerning semimobile 18th and 19th Centuries keyboard instruments preserved and alive.
Moderation: Jurn Buisman, Geelvinck Music Museums
Alain Roudier, Ad Libitum
Helmut Balk, Greifenberger Institut für Musikinstrumentenkunde
Paul McNulty, Musician and Instruments maker

H. 13.30/14.30
SPEEDMEETINGS: Instrument makers / Potential Buyers

Instrument makers meet potential buyers during 10-minutes video chats.

CONCERT COURSE for ensembles, performers and promoters
H. 10.00/11.00
The perks of programming Early Music: how to talk to concerts promoters
Available throughout the summit:
Masterclass | Raquel Andueza, Semana de Música Antigua de Estella / Mirjam Münzel – Sophie Longmuir – Liane Sadler, Alte Musik Fest Friedenau / Emmanuel Hondré, Philharmonie de Paris

Let’s break the communication barrier! How can artists and programmers talk to each other more effectively, where is their common ground? This practical session sheds a light on the programmer’s job.
Moderation: Artur Malke, Malke Music Management

Alice Orange, Festival baroque de Sablé
Raquel Andueza, Semana de Música Antigua de Estella
Tomas Bisschop, MA Festival


Why feature Early Music?
Available throughout the summit:
Masterclass | Yannick Lemaire, Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat / Louwrens Langevoort, Kölner Philharmonie

Early Music often continues to have difficulty being programmed outside of its conventional venues. Don’t be scared to tell a promoter: ‘Don’t be scared!’ Listen to the success stories of ensembles and projects that made the leap, with panellists sharing their advice on how to address non-Early Music specialised promoters.

Moderation: Richard Heason, Saint John’s Smith Square
Libby Percival, Percius Management
Aglaja Thiesen, B’Rock
Elina Albach, CONTINUUM

H. 11.00/12.30
SPEEDMEETINGS: Artists / Promoters

H. 12.30/13.30 | ONLINE
Lunch Break
Release of the playlist 50 Years of Early Music

H. 13.30/14.30 | ONLINE EVENT
Bach on piano: do you have a permit?
Available throughout the summit:
Intro videos | Anthony Romaniuk, pianist and harpsichordist / Anna Danilevskaia, Sollazzo Ensemble / Rembrandt Frerichs, pianist / Sarah Jeffery, Team Recorder – Sarah Jeffery

This session questions the division of both repertoire and instruments: sequester Early Music on early instruments? And what if you happen to express yourself best on a modern instrument? Performers breaking the HIP wall tell their story.

Moderation: Stef Grondelaers
Natacha Kudritskaya, pianist
Andreas Staier, pianist, pianofortist and harpsichordist

H. 14.30/15.30 | ONLINE EVENT

Open to all participants

H. 15.30/16.30 | ONLINE EVENT
Audience Development – presentation and experience sharing

Available throughout the summit:
Keynote | Martin Randall, Martin Randall Travel
Intro videos | Odile Pradem-Faure, Abbaye aux Dames (Saintes)

What can we learn from successful audience development projects? What tools enable us to know our audiences, and non-audiences, better, and to what effect? Learn from significant audience development projects in other fields, and from Early Music organisations with a specific take on audience management!

Moderation Federico Rinaldi Audience engagement projects coordinator, BOZAR
Stéphanie Wintzerith, audience surveys specialist
Constanze Wimmer, Professor for Audience Engagement, Vice-Rector for Academic and International Affairs University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Andrew McIntyre, Morris Hargreaves McIntyre

H. 16.30/18.00 | ONLINE EVENT
Co-production pitch

Are you looking for a partner to take with you on the journey of your next project? Pitch your projects to other promoters and leave these speed-meetings with new co-production contacts!

H. 16.30/17.30 | ONLINE EVENT
SHOWCASE WATCH PARTY – in partnership with the EUBO Development Trust
Lux Musicae – Pocket Sinfonia

Concerts broadcast by the ensembles selected for the 2020 REMA Showcase, followed by a discussion with the performers.
Lux Musicae
Pocket Sinfonia

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. 18.00/19.30 | ONLINE
Failures Night
Share your best (or your worst?) failed concerts stories

Moderation Steven Walter, PODIUM Esslingen