European Early Music Network celebrates its 10th Anniversary

16 June 2010

The European Early Music Network – REMA – celebrates its 10th anniversary as part of the 2010 York Early Music Festival (Friday 9 July, 2.00pm) with a special conference entitled “Early Music: The End of a Movement.” Chaired by Professor John Bryan of Huddersfield University, with an international line-up of guest speakers - Graham Dixon (Managing Editor, BBC Radio 3); Robert Hollingworth (Singer and Director of I Fagiolini); Chiara Banchini (Educationalist and Director of Ensemble 415); Frans de Ruiter (President, European House of Culture) and Philippe Beaussant (Musicologist and Founder of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles), the conference sets out to question the existence of an ‘early music movement’ as such by exploring the possibility that if historically informed performance practice is so well accepted is there any need for a ‘movement’ at all. This conference poses a fascinating question - guaranteed to stimulate lively debate amongst members and audience alike. Find out more at the REMA website.