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Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival Danemark

COPENHAGEN RENAISSANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL is an annual international festival for early music with special focus on early renaissance and early baroque repertoire. The festival was established in 2006 in connection with the DanishNational Renaissance Year.

The aims of Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival are to :

  • promote the Danish early music scene
  • introduce leading international musicians to Denmark
  • generate new inspiration through workshops and masterclasses
  • create meetings and connections between students and professionals
  • connect local and international musicians
  • mediate new research on early music and its context
  • stimulate interest in early music in general

The festival is held in the autumn each year and programmes concerts, conferences, lectures, masterclasses, workshops and film screenings. These are all held in various churches, museums and cultural venues all over Copenhagen.

Each edition of the festival has a specific theme. In 2008 focus was on the musical culture in Napoli, along with music by Caccini ; in 2009 the festival was entirely devoted to the Napolitan organist, harpist and composer Ascanio Mayone ; and in 2010 the theme was "Creation and Representation - Sacred Music and Drama 1100-1600". The festival for 2011 was on the theme "From Schütz to Geist - early German baroque music", celebrating the German composer Christian Geist who lived and worked in Copenhagen for more than 20 years. The festival 2012 has for its theme "The Birth of the Renaissance" with emphasis on music between 1200 - 1500.

The festival has since 2006 established long term collaborations with leading European musicians, directors and ensembles such as Mara Galassi, Jean-Marc Aymes, Christopher Stembridge, Deda Cristina Colonna, Jill Feldman, Robert Hollingworth, Micrologus, Marco Horvat & Ensemble Faenza, Musica Ficta, Ars Nova Copenhagen, Tetraktys, a.o.

Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival is supported by The Danish Art Council and the City of Copenhagen, along with a wide range of private foundations. The festival also collaborates with important institutions such as The Danish National Broadcasting Company, Copenhagen University, The Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Danish Film Institute a.o.

The festival is produced, organised and curated by artist and producer Björn Ross and connected with the platform www.renaissancemusik.dk which is the only web portal for early music in Denmark. On www.renaissancemusik.dk there is a complete overview of all relevant concerts in Denmark as well as links to ensembles, musicians, courses, publishers, instrument builders and other festivals, both in Denmark and abroad.

Copenhagen Renaissance Music Festival is a member of NORDEM - Nordic Early Music Federation www.nordem.org and REMA - The European Early Music Network.

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M. Ross Björn
Blegdamsvej 2, 2.th
2200 Copenhagen N

E-mail : festival@renaissancemusik.dk
Site Internet : http://www.renaissancemusik.dk

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Le REMA est soutenu par le Ministère de la culture et de la communication.