A selection for Early Music teachers in Genève

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

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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 www.hesge.ch/hem – e-mail azucena.giron@hesge.ch

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: sarah.irving@oae.co.uk. 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.

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

 

Great music by Bach, Haendel and Vivaldi with baroque orchestra

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Saturday 20 December at the Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Basilica in Rome

Among the many Christmas concerts that are being produced in Roman churches, this one stands out as it offers to the audience the possibility to listen to music rarely performed with period instruments. On this occasion the Sinfonias from Cantatas no. 42 and 35 by J.S. Bach will be performed by an ensemble featuring, alongside the strings and Continuo, also the Baroque Oboe, the Oboe da Caccia and the Baroque Bassoon, all with tone colours quite different from their modern counterparts. The same instruments will enrich the performance of Vivaldi’s Magnificat and of the arresting motet for double choir “Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied” BWV225 by Bach.  The evening will close with the chorus “For unto us a child is born” from Haendel’s Messiah. The series Organo in Festa a Natale in which the concert appears will continue in the same venue on December 24 and 25.

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Solo Singers:
Anna Carbonera, Angela Bucci, Antonello Dorigo, Ermenegildo Corsini, Roberto Curione

Aramus Baroque Orchestra
I violin: Valerio Losito
II violin: David Simonacci
Viola: Gianfranco Russo
Cellos: Ludovico Minasi, Giordano Antonelli
Violone: Fabrizio Cardosa
Oboes: Barbara Ferrara, Nicola Barbagli
Oboe da caccia: Raffaella Bortolini
Bassoon: Andrea Toschi
Harpsichord: Paolo Tagliapietra
Organ: Federico Vallini

Conductor:
Osvaldo Guidotti

Saturday December 20 – 8.30PM – Free entrance
Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
piazza della Repubblica – Roma (Italy)
Info: phone (+39) 338-675.44.25

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 www.eubo.org.ukThe 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