Monday, November 19, 2012

Young blood to Händel and Purcell

Concerto Copenhagen interacts with the next generation of baroque specialists in a workshop project at the RDAM
Concerto Copenhagen is Scandinavia's leading early music ensemble and a young member of the world's most exciting and innovative Baroque orchestras. In November, the orchestra has added even more young blood, when students from the early music program at The Royal Danish Academy of Music take a seat in the orchestra for a three day workshop.

The project is part of Concerto Copenhagen's long-term strategy of taking responsibility for the next generation of classical musicians in Denmark, the manager of Concerto Copenhagen, Nicholas De Fine Licht, explains.

At the Royal Danish Academy of Music they are also enthusiastic about the cooperation which started last year with a similar workshop with great success.

- It is extremely rewarding for our students to have this opportunity to feel the rush of such a recognized and professional baroque orchestra as Concerto Copenhagen, Principal Bertel Krarup says.

The workshop ends on Sunday 25 November with a concert in the academy's Concert Hall. Two of the Baroque period's most prominent composers are programmed, Purcell and Händel. Lars Ulrik Mortensen conducts.