The 2020 REMA Awards will be given Vincent Dumestre, founder and director of Le Poème Harmonique and musicologist, label founder and gambist Jérome Lejeune.
The REMA Early Music Award has been established in order to recognise ensembles and institutions who have given outstanding contributions to the study and popularisation of Early Music.
Recipients of the first awards in 2015 were The Hilliard Ensemble and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the second awards in 2016 were presented to Benjamin Bagby and to the project Early Music Sources, the third to Emma Kirkby and the Tagliavini Collection,the fourth to Sigiswald Kuijken and the European Union Baroque Orchestra, the fith Chiara Banchini and Le Jardin des Voix. REMA is the only representative network for Early Music in Europe. Founded in 2000, it represents 98 active member organisations in 22 European countries.
REMA is engaged in rediscovering and promoting European musical heritage, by disseminating ideas and research. He intends to support the artistic development of his member organisations and the early music sector throughout Europe in general, facilitating the highest musical and artistic quality and taking its geographical diversity as a major asset. REMA aims to shape the future of early music by developing cooperation between the various stakeholders together to join voices as well as various projects promoting Early Music sector: conferences for its members, Early Music Day, the Early Music Award, a showcase for young artists, a series of podcast.
The ceremony will take place online during the European Early Music Summit