Theresia Youth Orchestra announces auditions


The ensemble is offering grants to young players of classical period instruments

Theresia Youth Orchestra, presently running its three-year concert series The Golden Age of Symphony, has announced a selection process in order to assign sixteen bursaries towards the attendance of educational paths lasting one or two years. The grants – offered to citizens of European Union member or European Economic Area member countries born on or after 1st January 1990 – are so subdivided:

number of grants amount period of attendance instruments
4 €4000,00 two years (April 2018 – April 2020) 2 violins – 1 viola – 1 oboe
10 €2000,00 one year (April 2018 – May 2019) 2 violins – 2 violas – 1 cello – 1 flute – 1 oboe – 1 bassoon – 2 horns
2 €2000,00 two years (June 2018 – Aprile 2020) 1 trumpet – 1 timpani

After a first selection phase based on CV’s and video, a limited number of candidates will be invited to the auditions that will take place in Lodi (Northern Italy) on 20-21 January 2018 for strings and 3-4 February for winds and timpani. The program shall be performed on classical instruments (for winds and timpani) and with a classical bow for strings, at pitch A=430Hz.

Selected candidates will attend chamber music academies and orchestral residencies, under the guide of the teachers Claudio Astronio, Alfredo Bernardini e Chiara Bianchini, at several locations in Italy, France and Austria. The expenses for the accommodation of grantees during the artistic residencies, as well as the travelling and meal costs during concert tours, will be covered by Fondazione iCons.  On the other hand, the expenses of board and travelling to the destination specified in the Schedule will be entirely borne by the grantees.

The deadline for sending applications, to be made according to the directions contained in the  official regulations, is on 2 January 2018.

Info: tel. (+39) 348 2202 808 – e-mail:
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A selection for Early Music teachers in Genève

HEM – Genève will hire professors of Baroque Bassoon and Historical Harps 


Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (HEM) has announced a selection procedure for a teacher of  Baroque Bassoon (in sobstitution of Prof. Lorenzo Alpert) within the Early Music Department. Furthermore, for the Orchestra Instruments Department, one Harp teacher with competence in Historical Harps will be selected. The required qualifications for the posts (both part-time for an amount to be determined) are:

  • Academic degree from a university level music institution, or equivalent title;
  • Renown at the international level in the performance field;
  • specific teaching experience for at least 5 years;
  • Ability to integrate in collective projects within a team and a dynamic environment;
  • Mastery of French (official language of HEM);
  • Practising and mantaining a significant professional activity outside the School.

The job main responsibilities will be:

  • Teaching their subject to students enrolled in Bachelor and Master courses;
  • Contributing to the elaboration, follow-up and evaluation of study programs (contents, repertories, goals, methods, means);
  • Assisting students in the elaboration of their final papers;
  • Taking part in continuing education and research programs, as well as in services managed by HEM.

The deadline for applications is 30 November 2017. Detailed information is available in the official announcements (in French):

Info: webpage – e-mail

Humor Bizzarro 2017: Angela Paletta – Baroque oboe and QiGong

Course program and teacher’s curriculum

The course is open to amateurs or professionals who wish to approach the baroque and classical repertory with the period instrument or with the modern one. The program will focus on performing and interpretative aspects and on reed building tecniques. Particular attention will be given to the study of respiration with specially aimed QiGong exercises. Individual and collective classes will aim to the study of the soloistic and chamber repertory of the period, both sacred and profane, possibly in conjunction with singing, dance or theatre classes. It’s possible to agree with the teacher on a special repertory proposed by the student. A limited number of study instruments, kindly supplied by the maker Alberto Ponchio (website, will be available for the class; students are therefore advised, if possible, to bring their own instrument.

A limited number of study instruments, kindly supplied by the maker Alberto Ponchio (see the Anciuti website), will be available for the class; students are nonetheless advised, if possible, to bring their own instrument. Oboi_Ponchio_2

ANGELA PALETTA,  after obtaining her diploma in Oboe at the  “A. Boito” Conservatory in Parma, has followed perfecting courses with I. Goritzki, P. Pollastri, P.W. Feit, P. Grazzi and A. Mion. She collaborates, playing both oboe and cor anglais, with several orchestras, among which Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi” in Milan, Orchestra “Mozart” in Milan (where she also been in charge of the orchestra), Orchestra Filarmonica di Verona, Orchestra del Festival “T. Varga” at Sion (Switzerland), Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, led by distinguished conductors and soloists such as H. Schiff, T. Varga, J. Horowitz, G. Cassone, Y. Kless. M. Rogliano, V. Sardelli. She took part in many chamber concerts with Trama Ensemble and with several ensembles in Italy and abroad. Since 2001 she collaborates as cor anglais and principal oboe with Orchestra Sinfonica di Adria and with Silver Symphony in Padova; since 2006 with Orchestra “G. Verdi” di Parma and Orchestra da Camera “F. Gonzaga” in Mantova. With the latter in May 2010 she has recorded the Concerto per oboe e archi by A. Marcello. She is also often active in the field of performance with period instruments, collaborating regularly with several early music groups among which Accademia di Musica Antica di Bazzano, Orchestra Barocca di Berna and with the “Il Teatro della Memoria” early music and dance company. She teaches Oboe at Scuola di Musica “Rinaldi” in Reggiolo and at Associazione Musicale ”Santa Cecilia” in Reggio Emilia.

Info about workshop costs and registration is available at this link.

Humor Bizzarro 2017: Marco Rosa Salva, Recorder

Course program and teacher’s curriculum

English music from the second half of the 17th century.
The course is open to students of any level and will deal specifically with music by John Jenkins, Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell, John Blow. Individual lessons and ensemble consort classes will be featured (a number of replicas of historical instruments will be avaiable). For the individual lessons, students can suggest pieces of their choice, also different from the main theme of the course.

Marco Rosa Salva studied recorder with Aldo Bova in Venice and with Pedro Memelsdorff in Bologna, where he also graduated with a dissertation of Musical Dramaturgy. He has achieved a vast concert activity, collaborating with many medieval, Renaissance and baroque ensembles, such as Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, Accademia di S. Rocco – Venice Baroque Orchestra, Cappella Ducale di Venezia, Pastime, Ensemble Antonio Draghi, Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini, L’Aura Soave, Il Complesso Barocco, Consort Veneto, I Barocchisti, Delitiae Musicae, Il Viaggio Musicale, La Venexiana, En Chordais, Cantar Lontano, performing in Italy, Europe, Turkey, United States, Mexico, China, in festivals among which Megaron Musica (Thessaloniki), Silk Road Festival, (Hong Kong), Gubbio Arte Medievale, Festival de Sablè, Settimane musicali al Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza), St. Galler Festspiel, Tage alter Musik (Regensburg), Lufthansa Festival (London), Festival di Cremona, Trentomusicantica, Notti malatestiane (Rimini). He has recorded for RAI, ORF and for the labels Stradivarius, Echo, Fonit Cetra, Tactus, Nuova Era, Skira, Naxos, Opus 111, Glossa. With the ensemble La Girometta (as a player of recorder and director) he deals in particular with the reconstruction of Italian 15th  Century dance music, producing shows, masterclasses and lecture demonstrations. He teaches at Scuola di Musica Antica di Venezia since 1993 where, since 1998, he holds the post of director; he teaches courses and seminars at several Conservatories in Italy and abroad and at Italian Universities.

Info about the workshop costs and registration form are available at this link.

“L’Humor Bizzarro 2017” – registration info and costs

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

General information

Programs in Italian are available at this link. Feel free to e-mail us for specific information. The final students’ performance will see the participation of music and dance courses. Students that are already enrolled in one course may also attend six individual lessons of another course with a supplementary charge (see below).

Registration & insurance fee

  • with advance payment up to June 30th 60.00 euros
  • with advance payment after June 30th 120.00 euros

Members of specified Schools and Societies with a reduction agreement and students enrolled in more than one course are entitled to a discount of 40.00 euros.

Tuition fees

The basic tuition fee for singing and instrument courses covers individual lessons, collective lessons and the Qi Gong Seminar. The fee for dancing courses covers the collective lessons and the Qi Gong Seminar.

Principal courses:

  • Music courses (singing or instrument, inclusive of ensemble workshop): 270.00 euros
  • Dancing courses (12 hours): 140.00 euros

Supplementary courses:

  • Six individual singing or instrument lessons (30 minutes each): 180.00 euros
  • Rhetorical Gesture Seminar: 90.00 euros

The registration fee plus 50% of all tuition fees must be paid in advance by bank transfer to the account 611624.77 at Monte dei Paschi di Siena, (European IBAN bank code: IT 73 B 01030 03304 000061162477 – BIC: PASCITM1380), in the name of “Il Teatro della Memoria”, or by money order to: Il Teatro della Memoria – c/o Toschi – via Gradoli, 56 – 00189 Roma (Italy). For residents outside the Euro area, payments are accepted through TransferWise or credit card: send us the registration form by e-mail and we’ll send you complete paying instructions. The advance payment won’t be refunded in case of cancellation after June 30th. If the cancellation arrives before June 30th a sum of 60.00 euros will be deducted. The registration form, together with a copy of the payment, must arrive before June 30th:

  • by mail to: Il Teatro della Memoria – c/o Toschi – via Gradoli, 56 – 00189 Roma (Italy)
  • by fax to the number (+39) 06-33267447
  • by e-mail to:

The balance must be paid before the beginning of the courses.

The maximum number of students for each course is thus determined:

  • singing or instrument courses: maximum 10 per course
  • dance courses: maximum 16 per course

Students will be enrolled according to the order of arrival of the registration forms. Those that cannot be admitted because the maximum has been reached will be promptly informed, and the amount paid will be refunded, unless they want to enroll in another course. The Direction reserves the right to modify the programs. The courses for which the minimum number of registrations will not be reached will be cancelled, and the amount paid will be refunded.

The check-in desk will be open on July 30th from 3.30 to 7 PM. The courses will be hosted by the Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio at Piazza Giustiniani 4/a (the ancient Testaccio slaughterhouse) in a central area well connected by subway (Metro B line – station Piramide), local train (station Roma Ostiense – for timetables see tramway or bus (website:

Registered students are insured against accidents during lessons with a maximum cover of 50,000.00 euros. Check with your health insurance company and your national health system about coverage in Italian hospitals in case of illness. Most EU member states have arrangements that admit the citizens of one state in the public hospitals of another free of charge. If you have any doubts, contact us and we’ll try to find information on the arrangements with your country and the documents you need. Emergency treatment (“Pronto Soccorso”) at public hospitals for minor illnesses (white triage code) is subject to a fixed fee (“ticket”) of 25.00 euros. In serious cases don’t hesitate to call the emergency phone number 118.

Special rates for our students are available at several restaurants, hotels and Bed&Breakfast. E-mail us for a list.

Contact info

phone/fax : (+39) 06 3326 7447

  • up to July 29 (+39) 328 364 5555
  • July 30-August 7: (+39) 320 055 7319

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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 RossoniSOLD OUT
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 is at this link

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