Hoofdprijs Thalia Ensemble in York Early Music Competition


Het Thalia Ensemble heeft in de bezetting voor blaaskwintet de hoofdprijs van het prestigeuze twee jaarlijkse York Early Music International Young Artists Competition georganiseerd door het National Centre for Early Music gewonnen!

De hoofdprijs bestaat uit een geldprijs, een CD opname bij Linn Records en een concertuitnodiging voor het York Ealry Music Festival in 2014.


Zie hieronder een uitgebreider artikel van het NCEM.

Thalia Ensemble - Young Artists Comp 2013 WINNERS WEB
Thalia Ensemble wins the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition

Thalia Ensemble from the Netherlands has won the prestigious biennial York Early Music International Young Artists Competition organised by the National Centre for Early Music, which culminated on Saturday 13 July as part of the 2013 York Early Music Festival. 
The group won over robust competition from an outstanding line up of 10 ensembles, featuring young musicians from 16 different countries. The ensembles were: Der Musikalische Garten (Germany); Duo 1702 (Denmark); Duo Domenico (UK); Ensemble Daimonion (Switzerland); Ensemble Versailles (Germany); Les Mélomanes (UK); On Air (Germany); Repicco (UK); Seldom Sene (Netherlands) and the Thalia Ensemble (Netherlands).
Each ensemble gave their final recital, which were recorded by BBC Radio 3, in front of a panel of judges comprising: Laurence Cummings (Chairman of the jury), conductor and harpsichordist; Bart Demuyt, director of the Laus Polyphony Festival in Antwerp and of the Alamire Foundation; Philip Hobbs, classical recording producer and engineer; Wieland Kuijken, one of the most influential pioneers of the viola da gamba and Stevie Wishart, composer and performer. 
Belén Nieto Galán flute, Sarah Aßman oboe, Diederik Ornée clarinet, Hylke Rozema horn and José Rodrigues Gomes bassoon impressed the judges with a programme entitled 'Grand Finale: The masters' last wish' in which they presented excerpts from the very last quintets written by the two grand masters of the wind quintet: Danzi and Reicha.
The winners received a cheque for £1,000; opportunities to work with BBC Radio 3; a concert as part of the 2014 York Early Music Festival and a CD recording produced by Linn Records. 
Highlights of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition and music from the winner's recital will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Early Music Show on Sunday 11 August 2013 at 1.00pm. 
At the end of the competition, Laurence Cummings, conductor and harpsichordist, and Chairman of the Judges, said: "What a fantastic final! A day full of joyous music-making which showed every affect from the transcendent euphoria to the death knoll of a lament. The standard of playing was superb. Altogether a very uplifting experience and lovely for the jury to sit back and soak it all in." 
The Competition was presented by distinguished singer, coach and language specialist, Richard Jackson who added: "During the two days of workshops and the competition day itself I have been particularly impressed by the great scholarship these very talented young musicians have shown in devising and preparing their programmes. They clearly love what they do and it has been wonderful to see such great expressivity both musically and physically in their performances. It has also been a great pleasure to witness the importance of give and take within each ensemble's performance and the wonderful atmosphere across all three days - full of interest and support for one another." 
Delma Tomlin MBE, Director of the National Centre for Early Music said: "The overall standard of this year's Competition has been especially high which has given our judges a tough but thoroughly enjoyable task over the last three days. We have been impressed not only by the ensembles' excellent musicianship and fine ensemble playing but also their warm acknowledgement of their fellow competitors and our audiences' appreciation of their performances. We wish them all great success in their future careers." 
The EUBO Development Trust Prize, presented by Paul James, Director General of the EUBO, for the most promising young artists was won by Der Musikalische Garten from Germany with their programme: '...A 2 Violin. Verstimbt'. The York Early Music Festival Friends Prize, presented by the Friends Administrator, Jillian Johnson MBE, was awarded to Duo Domenico from the UK with their programme 'The Birth of the Violoncello: Part II'.
For information about this year's competition click here
To view the final online until 24 August click here
The next York Early Music International Young Artists Competition will take place in 2015 as part of the York Early Music Festival. Information will be the National Centre for Early Music website at:
The Competition is supported by the National Centre for Early Music, BBC Radio 3 and Arts Council England, Yorkshire
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