Every two years, REMA puts under the spotlight the projects that reflect the vision and versatility of today’s Early Music actors.

A celebration of the whole Early Music sector In 2022, REMA offers a new version of its REMA awards, with around 15 categories of prizes given to projects that have contributed significantly to the Early Music Field sector and its development. A wide Jury of specialists from the sector and from the cultural sphere has been created to assess over 100 entries. THE REMA Awards goals are to - Reinforce the sector’s activities, internally and in relation to the rest of the world - Give more visibility to Early Music as research-oriented music and its stakeholders - Reward relevance over a subjective appreciation of artistic quality - Support projects that build a sustainable future for Early Music - Support excellence in performance and research - Reward innovative approaches on 1000 years of common heritage The 2022 laureates will be revealed during a ceremony that will take place in Dublin on 24 November, at the invitation of the Irish Baroque Orchestra.

Jury members

Audience engagement

Dan Dunkelblum - Head Jury 
Ensemble Voces Suaves - Singer

Dan Dunkelblum is a member of the vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta and the ensemble Voces Suaves. His operatic roles include Orfeo in L’Orfeo by Monteverdi, Medée by Charpentier and The Fairy Queen by Purcell. 

Nicola Oberlinger
Oberlinger Communication - Founder

With a love of theJapanese culture and language, and an experience in sales and communication for Volkswagen AG and the advertising giant Dentsu Inc., Nicola Oberlinger went independent in 2011 and started out with the two things closest to her heart: Things Japanese - and music.

Hannah French
BBC R3 - Presenter

Hannah French presents BBC Radio 3’s Record Review Extra, The Early Music Show, Breakfast, and live Concerts including regular lunchtime recitals from Wigmore Hall and LSO St Luke’s. She also appears as a commentator and presenter of the BBC Proms on BBC2 and BBC4.

Rebekah Ahrendt
Utrecht University - Musicologist

A specialist in music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Ahrendt’s work centers 
on the importance of mobility—whether through migration, exchange, or long-distance actor networks—in the construction of identity. 

Heritage and repertoire

Massimo Mazzeo - Head Jury 
Divino Sospiro Research Center - Artistic Director

Massimo Mazzeo performed with Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini…In 2004, he founded the baroque ensemble Divino Sospiro, which is attached to a research center for baroque music and residing in Sintra, Portugal.

Martin Cullingford
Gramophone magazine - Editor

Martin Cullingford is Editor and Publisher of the London-based magazine for classical music Gramophone, whose comprehensive recording reviews and recordings awards are a reference today for the whole field. 

Mattias Lundberg
Uppsala University - Professor 

An organist and graduate in music, Latin and art history, he was also Head of Rare Collections for the Swedish National Music Collections in 2006. He has been Professor at Uppsala University since 2015.

Philippe Vendrix
Tours University - Musicologist

Philippe Vendrix is a Belgian musicologist and director of research at the CNRS. His work focuses on the history of music and music theory from the Renaissance to the 18th century. Since 1992 he has been director of Ricercar, a research programme in musicology at the Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance in Tours. 

Professional cooperation

Joanna Broniec - Head Jury
Misteria Paschalia Festival - Manager

Joanna Broniec has been coordinating the productions of concerts and festivals of early and classical music, film music and contemporary music for the Krakow Festival Buro, and since 2018 she has been holding the post of manager of the Misteria Paschalia Festival.

Ruth Jakobi
European Music Council - Secretary General

From 2006 to 2010 Ruth served as Board member of EFAH (European Forum for the Arts and Heritage – today Culture Action Europe). She is leading the EMC in dual leadership with Simone Dudt.

Charles Adriaenssen
Outhere Music - Founder and CEO

Former diplomat and businessman, Charles Andriaessen founded Outhere Music with the aim of bringing together the best music producers specialising in classical, contemporary and jazz music and supporting their development to reach international audiences.


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