SUBSCRIBE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION MUSICA ANTIQUA BEFORE APRIL 28TH.
The International Competition Musica Antiqua will focus on melodic instruments in 2017: recorder, baroque flute, baroque oboe, baroque violin, baroque cello & viola da gamba. The competition is open to young, highly qualified performers from all over the world, who specialize in the historically informed performance practice. Besides a cheque, one of the finalists also gets the chance to record a cd with the renowned label Outhere.
A premiere for the MAfestival: for one morning only, the members of the jury of the International Competition Musica Antiqua trade places with the contestants. Johan Huys, Jan De Winne, Xenia Löffler, Dorothee Oberlinger, Enrico Onofri, Marco Testori, and Mieneke van der Velden go on stage in different line-ups, paying tribute to the emperor of chamber music: G. P. Telemann.
Dante’s epic poem La Divina Commedia reports the imaginary journey through hell (Inferno), along purgatory (Purgatorio), up to heaven (Paradiso). From August 4 to 13, the programme of the MAfestival 2017 shuttles between heaven and hell. For this musical pilgrimage, the MAfestival teams up with international top ensembles like Ensemble Correspondances, Vox Clamantis and Cappella Mediterranea. Young talents like Ghislieri Choir & Consort, Sollazzo Ensemble, InAlto and Voces Suaves also explore Dantesque themes.