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Nov 02, 2021

A new Executive Office for REMA

Following the departure of Executive Secretary Helena De Winter, Adèle Fourcade and Agathe Créac’h have been appointed together Secretaries General of REMA, the European Early Music Network, and will carry out their function as a duo.

Currently employed by REMA as Production and Communication manager, Adèle Fourcade has worked in the past for the International Dance Council and Académie Festival des Arcs. With a degree in European cultural management, she is also monitoring the digital transition of REMA.

Responsible for managing REMA’s projects, Agathe Créac’h has worked for the Fédération des Festivals de Musique Classique de Bretagne as well as for various festivals. She holds a degree in Cultural education, and has a particular interest in conciliating cultural stakeholders, their audiences and their community.

“We are proud to be trusted with REMA’s members and projects, and eager to work together to realise our vision for the sector. We firmly believe that Early Music needs an inclusive forum where every actor of this complex ecosystem is welcome to learn and share, and that REMA will be the lab where we design together a sustainable future for all professionals of the field.”

Albert Edelman, chair of REMA, adds that “The network is facing a crucially important moment, having recently opened up to all early music professionals. Now that REMA not only represents festivals and other concert organisers, but also members such as ensembles, researchers and teachers, the time has come to make sure the (early) music sector becomes ever more diverse, equitable and sustainable. Having worked with Adèle and Agathe on REMA’s plans for the future for close to two years as part of our team, I couldn’t be happier to now see them get a chance to realise our shared vision for the network. Their dynamism, dedication and fresh eyes have already shown to be an important asset in REMA’s future success.”

Having managed REMA for ten years, Helena De Winter has successfully accompanied major changes and expansions in its activities and goals. Under her supervision, the organisation grew from a club of 60 promoters into a network of more than 130 members, representing the whole spectrum of the Early Music field in 2021, with a tripled budget, thanks to a successful European funding grant application. She will go on to work as a consultant in European cooperation and international strategy.

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