EARLY MUSIC DAY

The Early Music Day is a celebration of more than a millennium of music, through concerts, events, and happenings taking place simultaneously across Europe. It is held every year on 21st March.

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2022 / 10 TH EDITION

10 years ago, REMA picked 21 March, first day of Spring and birth date of Johann Sebastian Bach, as a date to celebrate Early Music as a major common heritage in Europe: from the invention of Gregorian chant to the active community of the early XXI century, we share more than a thousand year of musical culture and practices! On Monday 21 March 2022, we invite you to renew the experience with us, by organising your own event or simply by enjoying the many contributions from all over the world!
“Why and how does Early Music still speak to us today, from hundreds of years away? I always felt that one of its most fascinating peculiarities is to allow the interpreter to express themselves in many ways, and to give, even within the boundaries of the practicing “rules”, the possibility to personalize the performance even more than later repertoires. The more we discover, the more we realize there are buried treasures that just wait to reveal themselves. As a baroque singer, I always try to keep that sparkle alive and “speak” directly to my audience, performing live and in recordings. For me, fantasy and inspiration go along with accuracy and historically informed practice. To have been designated as Ambassador of Early Music Day is not only a great honor for me but also an encouragement to go even further on this road, connecting people, especially younger generations, through the passion for Early Music, and making them discover an entire world that opens mind and heart to new and unexplored emotions, or better “affetti”, as we say with an old but timeless expression. To have the feeling that a piece composed three hundred years ago could have been written nowadays, because it still has something important to say to us: that’s the magic of Music!”
Carlo Vistoli, 2022 Early Music Day Ambassador

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AMBASSADORS

OLGA PASHCHENKO

2021

Olga Pashchenko is one of today’s most versatile performers on the keyboard, from organ and harpsichord to fortepiano and modern piano…

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RACHEL PODGER

2020

Rachel Podger, the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin,” (The Times) has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical repertory…

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JEAN RONDEAU

2019

Jean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years, followed by trainingin basso continuo, organ, piano, jazz and improvisation, and conducting. He pursued further studies at…

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