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Early Music Day 2022

21 - 27 March, 2022. Virtual festival – with concerts from the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Belgium, USA and Germany
Early Music Day

The EMD Festival is a part of Early Music Day, a collaborative event coordinated by REMA, the European Early Music Network. 

On Early Music Day, every year, more than 200 events (online or on-site) are registered and appear on the official map and programme of the event. Click here to see the map and programme

On the day they take place, the events can be found on the EMD Facebook page where a collaborative thread of events offer videos from all over the world. Anyone can send a contribution by tagging @earlymusicday.

There are several ways to enjoy the festival: on REMA’s website, where the videos will be available with a live chat with the artists during the premiere, and on the Facebook page. The videos will be available to watch on demand for 24 hours.  

2022 Festival

From 21 to 27 March 2022, REMA is coordinating the second edition of the Early Music Day Festival, a week-long virtual festival, made of contributions from REMA members and a selection of partners from across the world. From medieval to classical music, from one performer to a full opera, from well-known masterpieces to secret gems, this week-long experience offers the best that Early Music has to offer, as well as the possibility to benefit from the artists’ input through a live chat, while listening to their performance!

This year, the videos are provided by outstanding partners, including REMA members, but also FEVIS, Early Music America, and one concert featuring the 2022 ambassador Carlo Vistoli. 

Early Music Day 2022 Ambassador: Carlo Vistoli
© Nicola Allegri
Carlo Vistoli, countertenor

Carlo Vistoli is one of the most promising singers of his generation, thanks to his remarkable voice and warm personality that have already made him a favourite of baroque ensembles, directors and the audiences.

"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, Early Music Day 2022 Ambassador