We are pleased to announce that the eleventh edition of our e-magazine has been posted on the ‘Sounding Board’ page of our website, see http://www.harpsichord.org.uk/sounding-board/ where you will find links to the files ready for you to read on screen or print out as you wish.
The 2nd Broadwood Horniman Harpsichord Competition took place at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, London on Wednesday 19 April 2017.
The 1st prize was awarded to Dušan Toroman
2nd prize, Aleksandra Zebrowska
Honourable Mention, Helene Diot.
The Adjudicators were Robin Bigwood, Masumi Yamamoto and Sophie Yates
Baroque Week is now celebrating its 40th year. It runs from 13th to 20th August at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berkshire. The course offers a rare and stimulating opportunity for amateur, semi-professional and student musicians, singers and instrumentalists, to immerse themselves in baroque chamber music, under the expert guidance of helpful and experienced tutors. The theme this year is ‘Rameau’s Revolution’. For further details see www.baroque-week.org.uk
The Historical Dance Society’s Annual Summer School will be held at Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ, from Sunday 6th -13th August 2017, studying Theatre, Ball and Country Dances of the Eighteenth Century and Their Music.
Intermediate/Advanced Music Class with Ibi Aziz
Intermediate/Advanced Dance Class with Ricardo Barros
Elementary/Intermediate Dance Class with Kimiko Okamoto
Basic Dance Class with Anne Daye
Full details of the summer school and an application form can be found at
Early Keyboard Instruments: Repertoire, Use and Design
The conference will take place at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge,
on Saturday 2 September 2017
The Conference will be chaired by Francis Knights, NEMA Chairman.
The Keynote speaker will be Derek Adlam, eminent keyboard-maker and recitalist. Papers will be presented by Andrew Woolley FCSH/NOVA, Lisbon; Pablo Padilla National University of Mexico; Daniel Wheeldon Edinburgh University; Eleanor Smith Edinburgh Napier University; Frauke Jürgensen Aberdeen University; Christian Kjos Norwegian Academy of Music; Aleksander Mocek Cracow Academy of Music & Kris Worsley RNCM.
For full programme see http://nema-conference-2017.webnode.com/programme/
The Conference will end with a Recital of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, by Dr Dan Tidhar
Costs, to include lunch and all refreshments, NEMA members £45; RMA members £40; Standard rate £50; Student rate £30. There are five subsidised Student places available.
The Conference is supported by the Royal Musical Association and the Keyboard Charitable Trust.
Booking details; http://nema-conference-2017.webnode.com/booking/
Please note, This conference is linked to the 3rd International Conference on Historical Keyboard Music (ICHKM), ‘Authorship in Historical Keyboard Music’, which is currently in planning.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Closing date for submissions is Friday 29 September 2017
Offers of contributions to the programme are invited. We encourage proposals for presentations focusing on all aspects of music in 18th-century Britain. As well as formal papers we can accommodate formats such as round tables, reports on work-in-progress, lecture-recitals and performance. Proposals should be approximately 250 words. The length of the paper or presentation is normally limited to 30 minutes, but longer or shorter formats will be considered.
Collaborative or related topic papers are also welcomed.
Please submit your abstract by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ; be sure to include your name, address or institution, telephone, and email address in the body of the message. All submissions will be acknowledged by a return email.
The Conference itself will take place on Friday 24th November 2017 at the Foundling Museum, London.
Pending the completion of the renovation of the Painted Hall in Greenwich, the Music Festival & Exhibition will
again this year be held at the Blackheath Halls, from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November
Admission to exhibition on the door (includes souvenir festival brochure):
Adults: 1 day £10.00; 2 day ticket £15.00; 3 day ticket £20.00
Children under 14 free. Concessions: Senior Citizens, Students.
3 Day Advance Exhibition Ticket £12.00
1 Day Advance Exhibition Ticket £8.00
Concert admission prices as per programme of events
For full details of Exhibition and a list of Concerts
Colchester New Music is pleased to announce a call for scores for two harpsichords, to be performed by the Knights-Tidhar harpsichord duo in Colchester in Spring 2018. All works submitted must be original, and not exceeding 7 minutes in length. There are no stylistic limitations.
ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to all composers, regardless of age and nationality
Deadline: 1 December *2017*
For more information and Entry Form see