Founded in 2020, Lyrebird Music, is a publisher of scholarly editions of early music, specialising in keyboard works by under-represented composers and early collections of music. They are kindly offering a special discount of 15% , to all BHS members, (sales and special offers excluded).See https://lyrebirdmusic.com/
Applications for 2021 are now open. Check out prixdeman.com for more details about the harpsichordists and composers competitions as well as the Ensemble Black Pencil Prize, what to prepare and how to submit your application. Deadline 1st August 2021.
The semifinal and final rounds will take place during the Prix Annelie de Man, 1st-5th December 2021 at the Orgelpark, Amsterdam.
A new charity, Continuo Foundation will give grants which create work for freelance musicians and aims to draw upon innovative thinking and technology to help period-instrument ensembles improve long-term sustainability post-Covid-19. Under the enthusiastic patronage of Dame Emma Kirkby, Sir Roger Norrington and Rachel Podger and a team of professionals from music, business and media, Continuo has recently reached the first of many fundraising milestones, having raised £100,000 in just three months. It is now open for grant applications from professional UK-based period-instrument ensembles.
Full details on how to apply are available on the Continuo website: www.continuofoundation.co.uk/grants
In response to Covid-19 the prestigious York competition for early music ensembles will move from July 2021 to 13 – 16 July 2022. Recognised as a major international platform for emerging talent, the competition takes place at the National Centre for Early Music
as part of York Early Music Festival. For more details see https://www.yorkcomp.ncem.co.uk/
We are pleased to announce that the 15th edition of our e-magazine has been posted on the ‘Sounding Board’ page of our website, see https://www.harpsichord.org.uk/sounding-board/ where you will find a link to the file ready for you to read on screen or print out as you wish. This is a Special Edition, dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Gilbert with 39 contributions from friends, colleagues and past pupils from around the world
‘SHADOW JOURNEY’ the BHS recording of 21st Century Music for Harpsichord which includes the prize-winning pieces from our 10th Birthday Composition Competition. Full report in the ninth edition of SOUNDING BOARD. The CD has been released and can be purchased from Prima Facie via the following link: …..