The York Early Music Festival 2017

The York Early Music Festival is organized by one of the eeemerging partners, the National Centre for Early Music, and took place between the 7th and the 15th July. It was an occasion for the eeemerging ensemble Consone Quartet to perform String Quartets by Mozart and Haydn on Tuesday 11th July.

Congratulations to Rumorum from Switzerland who won the eeemerging prize during the York Early Music Festival and therefore had been directly selected in 2018 eeemerging program!

The York Early Music Festival 2017 welcomed 10 emerging professional early music ensembles to York for the 2017 Competition. It draws in emerging talent – young ensembles wanting to make their mark on history – from across the globe. Two former eeemerging ensembles, Les Contre-Sujets and BarrocoTout, performed on Saturday 15th July. Les Contre-Sujets’ concert, entitled The Viola’s no joke!, present chamber music by Handel and Telemann for recorder, violin, viola da gamba, harpsichord and viola. BarrocoTout played music for flute, violin, cello and harpsichord by Telemann, van Maldere and Delange during their concert entitled From Paris to the Lowlands.
The 2017 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition was judged by violinist Margaret Faultless (Royal Academy of Music/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment), the conductor Giulio Prandi from the Ghislieri College (Pavia/EEEmerging project), the recording engineer Philip Hobbs of Linn Records, Pedro Memelsdorff (director of the ensemble Mala Punica) and Graham Dixon ( Head of Radio, European Broadcasting Union, Geneva).

And the winner is…  BarrocoTout who had also secured a professional recording contract from Linn Records and opportunities to work with BBC Radio 3 and the NCEM. Congratulations !

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