Brexit effect for EUBO

European Union Baroque Orchestra will relocate its HQ to Belgium

This is the offical communiqué published by European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO). The new EUBO centre of operations will be in Antwerp at AMUZ, the international music center specialized in historically informed performance. More info can be found in the FAQ sheet on the EUBO website; in particular, the audition-courses for the year 2017 will not be held.

Dear Friends,

For over 30 years a small administrative team has been running the European Union Baroque Orchestra from an office in rural Oxfordshire, but this year the Orchestra is making a strategic change to secure another 30 years of success. In February 2017 the Orchestra’s Board announced that EUBO’s administrative headquarters will transition from the UK to Antwerp in Belgium. Although behind the scenes there will be legal and structural changes, EUBO will continue its annual cycle of auditioning and selecting musicians, and training, performing and touring throughout Europe. From 2018 onwards EUBO will have its centre of operations at AMUZ in Antwerp.

Having worked closely with our partners, who have gone the extra mile to support our musicians within the co-operation project ‘EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy’, EUBO’s Board of Trustees has decided to terminate the EMBA project at this, its midway point, to allow for a successful transition to AMUZ. The final activities of the concert season 2016/17 will take place between March and May 2017. Please see the links below for more details.

Betrayal & Betrothal

EUBO concert tour
Music by Bach & Handel
Lars Ulrik Mortensen (dir.)
Maria Keohane (sop.)
19 March in Cambridge
21 March in York
22 March in Antwerp
23 March in The Hague
19 May in London

EUBO concert tour

European Day of Early Music

Join in the celebrations of the European Day of Early Music on JS Bach’s birthday 21 March: EUBO concert broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and EBU member stations, video streaming will be available on Facebook page @yorkearlymusic.

European Day of Early Music

2017 Early Music Platform Forum

Curious About Curricula?

A meeting with discussions and performances, hosted by the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, organised by AEC, in collaboration with REMA and the EMBA project from 23 to 24 March 2017.

2017 Early Music Platform Forum

Early Music and Dance summer workshop “L’Humor Bizzarro” in Rome


16th Edition  –  Rome (Italy) – 29 July-6 August 2017

Courses, concerts & seminars organized by Il Teatro della Memoria
(artistic direction: Claudia Celi and Andrea Toschi)

“We’ll measure them a measure” 16th-17th Century dancing: Claudia Celi
Cupid’s Garden – Le Jardin de Cupidon – 17th-18th Century dancing: Ilaria Sainato
Quadrilles at the time of Jane Austen – Early 19th Century social dancing: Paolo Di Segni
Baroque Oboe: Angela Paletta
Recorder: Marco Rosa Salva
Renaissance and Baroque Singing: Rosanna Rossoni
Renaissance Lute, Theorbo and Baroque Guitar: Francesco Tomasi
Viola da Gamba: Silvia De Maria

Cembalo accompaniment: Paolo Tagliapietra
Rhetorical Gesture Seminar: Ilaria Sainato

Qi Gong Seminar: Angela Paletta

Ensemble music practice
Dance accompaniment practice

info:  tel. & fax (+39) 06-33267447 – mobile (+39) 328-3645555
Location:  Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio

Programs (in Italian) are available at this link
Registration info soon to be published on this blog

Fill in the form below if you want more info:

Just opened in Berlin: the Baremboim-Said Akademie

An ideal development of West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the project brings together young musicians from North Africa, Middle Orient and rest of the World


Conductor Daniel Barenboim and American-Palestinian literary scholar Edward W. Said fonded in 1999 in Weimar (Germany) the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra  with the purpose to unite in an artistic project young Arab and Israeli musicians. In the same spirit, the recently inaugurated Barenboim-Said Akademie will offer young talented musicians from North Africa, Middle Orient and other countries the opportunity to study together in Berlin, the city that symbolizes the reunification of Germany. Following the inspiration of its namesakes, the Akademie’s unique curriculum integrates intensive music performance studies with a grounding in the humanities.

pierre_boulez_saalThe project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Culture and Media and by the Foreign Ministry who – together with many private donors who contributed about 30% of the sum –  have renovated the building that hosted the depot of sets and scenery of Staatsoper Unter den Linden; the new spaces also house the Pierre Boulez Saal, a new modular space for performance designed by architect Frank Gehry  and by acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota. The Saal will be inaugurated on March 4th with a concert by the Boulez Ensemble together with Baremboim. The following concert schedule will prevalently be with chamber music, with some digressions to jazz and ethnic music.

Courses offered during the present academic year feature an undergraduate Bachelor of Music degree and a post-graduate Artist Diploma program in all orchestral instruments, piano, composition, and conducting. Both combine high level musical training with courses in the humanities, viewed as an integral part of the Akademie’s education. Designed to foster intellectual curiosity, critical reflection, and persuasive written and oral expression, the humanities curriculum consists of courses in philosophy, history and literature.

It’s possible to apply beforeMarch 1st 2017. All the info is available on the Akademie website.

Selection for Co-Principal Bassoon at the Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment

The ensemble is looking for a specialist in the Baroque repertoire

The Orchestra of The Age of Enlightenment (OAE) has announced a selection process for the post of Co-Principal Bassoon. The ensemble is looking for a Baroque specialist but is also keen to hear from candidates who cover broader repertoire. Experience in historically informed performance on period instruments is essential.

The selection process announced on the OAE website requires that applicants, who must be highly qualified and experienced, send an e-mail before 24 February 2017 with the completed application form (downloadable from the website) to this address: In addition, two references should be sent directly from the referees to OAE. Some applicants may be asked to submit a video recording of themselves as a preliminary measure prior to the audition selection process.

London based OAE is also Associate Orchestra at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival; it produces about 100 concerts per year. It is a self-governing orchestra and all members are expected to take an active part in the governance and promotion of the orchestra. In June 2016 the OAE has celebrated the end of its 30th season.

In Naples a conference about Gennaro Magri

A three day event with focus on Dance, music and opera in the Europe of Enlightenment

trattato-magriHosted in some of the most fascinating historical buildings in the city of Naples (Teatro di San Carlo, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Chiesa di Santa Caterina da Siena) the international conference  Il mondo di Gennaro Magri: Danza, musica e opera a Napoli, nell’Europa dei Lumi will take place from October 6 to 8, centering on the figure of the famous choreographer active during the 18th century as maître de ballet at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and author of Trattato teorico-pratico di ballo (Napoli 1779). The project – supported by Université Paris-Sorbonne, CND-Centre National de la Danse, Fondazione Pietà de’ Turchini, Association ACRAS – has obtained the endorsement of: UNESCO-Italian National Commission, Municipality of Naples, Fondazione del Teatro San Carlo, l’Institut français Napoli, Seconda Università di Napoli and Associazione AIRDANZA.

The program will feature various sessions with scholars coming from all over the world, exploring themes connected with technique, aesthetics and poetics of theatre dance, highlighting in particular focus the relationships between noble and comic dance and between Italian and French style, and more generally between dance, music and opera. An integral part of the conference will be panel discussions, a workshop on the contraddanze by Magri, a lecture-performance with live music and a theoretical-practical collective workhsop.

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Just announced: the program of “Il Corpo nel Suono 2016”

From 28 October to 1 November in Rome: lectures, workshops, performances for the second edition of the international conference hosted by AND about the role of the musician in dance

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Here is the press communiqué circulated by AND about this important undertaking that highlights the role of the musician for dance:



Istituzione di Alta Formazione Coreutica

Il Corpo nel Suono 2016
2nd International Conference organized by

Accademia Nazionale di Danza at Rome (Italy)

The Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) in Rome presents Il Corpo nel Suono 2016 conference that will take place from Friday October 28th to Tuesday November 1st: a meeting organized by AND in order to discuss on the relationship between music and dance, focusing on the musician as key actor of this relationship..

During five days, the central issues concerning the relationship between music and dance will be dealt with, through lectures, workshops, performances, panel discussions given by musicians coming from Sydney, Copenaghen, Paris, London, Glascow and, of course, Rome.

The Conference will also deal with the specific theme of education of the musician for dance, comparing the experience brought forward by AND with the similar european experiences.

Following on from last year conference, the Accademia Nazionale di Danza confirms  its aim to make this event a regular opportunity for discussion on the musician in dance, who is an essential  actor in a choreutic/musical context, both educational and professional.

Full program available at webpage


– tel. (+39) 0657177710
– mail

Roma, September 24th

The program features workshops, lecture, panel discussions and performances with (among others): Marco Ariano (Italy), Erin Brannigan (Australia), Massimo Carrano (Italy), Laurent Choukroun (France), Philip Feeney (United Kingdom), Alain Franco (Belgium), Kim Helweg (Denmark), Cosmo Intini (Italy) Suzanne Knosp (USA), Karen McIver (United Kingdom), Marco Melia (Italy) Ivan Mijačević (Slovenia), Antonio Sorgi (Italy), Keith Terry (USA).

Download the PDF with the provisional schedule

Photos from the 2015 edition can be seen at this link

A video is available at this link

Royal Ballet auditions for one pianist

Royal Opera House announces selection process for one dance accompanist

Royal Opera House – located in the historical Covent Garden Theatre – intends to appoint one pianist for the musical staff ot Royal Ballet for the current season. The main responsibilities stated in the official announcement are:

  • Play for classes and rehearsals as scheduled for the Royal Ballet and the
    Learning and Participation department
  • Play for occasional auditions for the work of the Royal Ballet (dancers and
  • Mark, correct and maintain piano rehearsal scores
  • Assist conductors as required at stage rehearsals
  • Conduct stage bands as requested
  • In collaboration with the teacher, to provide musical energy and inspiration in
    ballet class
  • Be sufficiently prepared to play rehearsals to the highest possible standard
  • Respond in a positive way to direction or feedback as required
  • Play for performances, including solo and concerto work, to the highest
    possible standard as and when required by the schedule
  • Be able to undertake domestic and overseas touring with the Company as
  • Maintain the highest standards of attendance, reliability, teamwork and
    professionalism in all aspects of the work

Auditions will be held from the week of 10 October 2016. The application must be submitted before 29 September 2016 following the online procedure in the webpage

For more info: tel. +44 (0) 207 212 9303 – e-mail