Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra announces auditions

The ensemble will select young players of historical instruments

Based in Rovereto (Northern Italy), Theresia Youth Baroque Orchestra (TYBO) has announced its 2016 workshop-audition to be held from 4 to 7 May at Fondazione Cini di Venezia, with the aim to select young musicians who will take part in training sessions and paid performance organized by TYBO in the 2016-2019 period. The workshop-audition will focus on classical chamber and orchestra music and will be taught by the three principal TYBO conductors: Claudio Astronio, Chiara Banchini and Alfredo Bernardini.

Players, born after 1st January 1988, of the following classical instruments (at A-430) may apply: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Horn, Bassoon, Clarinet, Trumpet. Applications must be sent in before 31 March 2016 following the directions in the official announcement.

Info: Ph. (+39) 348 2202 808 – 338 696 4970
e-mail: 
contact@theresia-project.eu
Webpage: theresiaproject.wordpress.com

European Union Baroque Orchestra announces its 2016 audition courses

An opportunity for young players of historical instruments

Since its onset during the 1985 European Music Year, the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) has provided young musicians with a unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory. Continuing this tradition, EUBO has announced its European co-operation project EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBA), co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

For the year 2016 the project will start with two residential audition-courses – each one lasting four days and located in Echternach (Luxembourg) – the first one from April 5 to 8, the second from April 8 to 11. In order to be admitted, it’s possible to apply from 18 January  to 18 March 2016 using the application kit that can be obtained by writing to Communications Manager Noora Heiskanen at info@eubo.eu. Applicants – players of violins, violas, cellos, double basses, oboes, bassoons or harpsichords on a baroque instrument tuned at A=415Hz – must be EU nationals over 18 years of age and born after 1 January 1986.

The faculty members are:

Course Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Chamber Music Margaret Faultless
Violin Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
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Viola Torbjörn Köhl
Cello Alison McGillivray
Double Bass Margaret Urquhart
Oboe Alfredo Bernardini
Bassoon Alberto Grazzi
Harpsichord Marieke Spaans
Keyboard Technician Simon Neal

At the end of the courses, some of the participants will be selected for EMBO 2016 and will take part in concert tours and other activities from July 2016 to March 2017, under the direction of distinguished conductors such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Margaret Faultless and Alfredo Bernardini.

Info: info@eubo.eu – tel. +44 1993 812111

 

 

New audition courses for EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy 2015

An opportunity for young players of historical instruments

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Since its foundation during the 1985 European Music Year, the European Union Baroque Orchestra has provided young musicians with a unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory. After one year of interruption in the courses due to a change in the rules for European Community financial support, this year the orchestra launches a new European larger scale cooperation project EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBO) featuring two residential audition-courses – each one lasting three days and located in Echternach (Luxembourg) – the first one from 29 July to 1 August and the second from 1 to 4 August 2015.

Applicant musicians – players of violins, violas, cellos, double basses, oboes, bassoons or harpsichords (baroque instrument tuned at A=415Hz) – must be EU nationals born after 1 January 1985. At the end of the courses members of EMBO 2015 will be selected and will take part in concert tours and other activities from September 2015 to May 2016, under the direction of Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen and other artists. It’s possible to apply from 30 April to 10 July 2015 filling the form at this link: http://www.eubo.eu/EUBO/courses.

Info: info@eubo.org.uk – tel. +44 1993 812111

EUBO 2015

 

Up to 18 March to register for the European Union Baroque Orchestra audition courses

An opportunity for young  players of baroque instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord, oboe, bassoon) with A=415

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The European Union Baroque Orchestra – supported by the European Commission – has provided since its foundation during  the 1985 European Music Year young musicians with the unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory.

Following the annual tradition, during the coming month of April 90 young musicians – aged less than 30 and citizens of one of the member countries of the European Union (including candidate members) – will be admitted to one of the two audition courses that will be held at Echternach (Luxembourg). The cost of the course (inclusive of meals and accommodation at the Youth Hostel) will be of  €250 or £205. A limited number of participants will be granted a travel bursary. Candidates must apply online before March 18th on the EUBO website www.eubo.eu.

Courses will be taught by:

Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Director of Studies Margaret Faultless
Violin Anton Steck, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
Viola Richard Gwilt
Violoncello Kristin von der Goltz
Double Bass Love Persson
Oboe Katharina Arfken
Bassoon Alberto Grazzi
Harpsichord Béatrice Martin
Tuning and temperament Simon Neal

At the end of this first phase the members of the 2013 Orchestra will be selected and will spend six months together, training, touring and performing throughout Europe under the direction of leading specialists such as  Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Gottfried von der Golz. The published performance schedule is still a sketch: the only fixed dates are three concerts  during the month of May in Echternach, Göttingen and London. For these concerts and for the summer concert tour – conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen – music by Handel and other composers active in London will be programmed; in October Gottfried von der Goltz will conduct music by Zelenka, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi; the November concerts’ program and conductor haven’t yet been defined, while in December Lars Ulrik Mortensen will again lead the Orchestra in a program with music by J.S. Bach, Leclair and Rameau.

Info: info@eubo.org.uk
tel. +44 1993 812111 – fax +44 1993 812911
www.eubo.eu/Contact

The European Union Baroque Orchestra’s programs for 2012

An opportunity for young players of historical instruments: next April audition courses will be held for strings, harpsichord, oboe and bassoon

Since its foundation during the 1985 European Music Year, the European Union Baroque Orchestra – supported by the European  Commission and by Microsoft – has provided young musicians with the unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory. The rich schedule for 2012 features five different programs that range over various aspects of the European baroque musical landscape, from the concerti grossi by Corelli and other Italian composers to the sonatas by Muffat, up to the orchestral suites by Bach, Händel and Telemann. Ballet music will be spotlighted in the program Danse des Zéphyrs that will present some of the most important French composers in this genre, such as Jean-Ferry Rebel and Jean-Philippe Rameau. The schedule is still provisional, as other dates might be added.

Following the annual tradition of the Orchestra, during the coming month of April 100 young musicians – citizens of one of the member countries of the European Union and aged less than 30 – will be invited to one of the two audition courses, each one lasting three days, held by:

Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Chamber Music Margaret Faultless
Violin Anton Steck, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
Viola Jane Rogers
Violoncello David Watkin
Double Bass Maggie Urquhart
Oboe Katharina Arfken
Bassoon Györgyi Farkas
Harpsichord Patrick Ayrton
Tuning Simon Neal

At the end of this first phase 25 students will be selected and will spend six months together, training, touring and performing throughout Europe under the direction of leading specialists such as Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Margaret Faultless, Riccardo Minasi and Paul Agnew. Applicants for the audition courses – that will be held in Echternach (Luxembourg) – must register online by 23 March 2012 on the Orchestra website eubo.eu/The EUBO Development Trust funds bursaries to enable students, especially those from the 10 new EU Enlargement countries, to participate in EUBO auditions and activities.

Provisional programme for 2012: EUBO_2012_Presentation