British Harpsichord Society News
| MASTER CLASS in Brussels with FRÉDÉRICK HASS, 21-22 December 2013|
With access to the following historical harpsichords; Henri Hemsch, Paris, 1751; Augusto Bonza, 1999, after a Neapolitan anonymus ca. 1530, gut stringed; and that by Augusto Bonza, 1991, after Henri Hemsch.The programme title is;
‘The discovery and deepening of technical and expressive possibilities of the harpsichord’
Courses from 10 am to 7 pm, with a good break in the middle. Free practice with the Hemsch from 7 to 10 pm.
To register send before 18th of December a deposit of 50 euro to the account of Ausonia asbl (Iban : BE 11 6719 0496 8948, Swift : EURBBE99). Total price of the course (two days) : 160 euro. Students : 90 euro.
The address is:
320, rue des Palais, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgique
Tel : 0032 (0) 22 18 88 38 / 0032 (0)478 54 51 79
| ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE THE HAGUE|
Auditions in London on 24th & 25th January
for its Early Music and Vocal programmes. The deadline for applications is 1st January 2014. The auditions will take place at the London Welsh Centre. http://www.londonwelsh.org/
The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague has a highly qualified, international teaching staff. All tuition is in English to accommodate students from all over the world. In the curriculum a lot of emphasis is put on performances, so students will have ample opportunity to practice their performance skills.
The Bachelor and Master of Music programmes have all been rated as ‘Excellent’ by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This is the highest rating an educational institution can achieve and it guarantees that students will get an excellent education at the Royal Conservatoire. In addition, the NVAO has awarded the Remarkable (Quality) attribute for Internationalisation to the Master of Music programmes.
The tuition fee for all UK & EU students is around £ 1500 per annum. Scholarships are available for candidates who excel in their audition.
More information about the auditions and how to apply can be found on http://www.koncon.nl/en/auditionsinlondon After the application has been received and processed, the candidate will receive all the details about the audition by email.
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| FOCUS- ALL ABOUT THE HARPSICHORD |
Sinfini Music have recently published a Harpsichord Focus which features a session and interview from Mahan Esfahani, plus the director of the Academy of Ancient Music Richard Egarr lists his Top 10 pieces for the instrument. See http://sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/guides/instrument-guides/harpsichord
|Conference ‘Roots of Revival’ at the HORNIMAN MUSEUM, LONDON. |
The conference from 12-14 March 2014 will be a
3-day forum for presenting research on the lives and work of collectors, enthusiasts, craftsmen and musicians who had an impact on the course of the 20th century early music revival. Presentations concerning the historic models that builders such as Dolmetsch used as prototypes, accounts of their workshops and working methods, and of restorations that they undertook, are invited. Research into 19th and early 20th century notions about historic performance practice will also be welcomed.
For more details see http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/events/event/roots-of-revival
- your link to EARLY MUSIC WORLDWIDE. This site is a useful resource with information and news about the Early Music scene in all parts of the globe.
|ITEMS FOR SALE- |
New Section on BHS Website.
We have a successful ‘Sale and Wanted’ section which has until now been used solely for instruments. We would now like to extend this facility to include other items, spare parts, tuners, printed harpsichord music, books on harpsichord related subjects etc.
We propose to charge10% for items advertised at more than £50, with free listing for those items of £50 or less. Please contact
We reserve the right to withhold listing to those items we feel not relevant.