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Early Music Day 2023

20 - 24 March, 2023. Concerts from Italy, France, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland and USA
2023 Festival

As an online festival taking place around 21 March, the EMD Festival offers seven concerts proposed by the members of the European Network of Early Music. Every year, the programme encompasses early music in all its diversity: from solo to opera, from a few minutes of music to a complete work, we select for you the best of early music, to celebrate Early Music Day with your favorite artists and discover you net favourite pieces!

The concerts are broadcast in partnership with Total Baroque, and accompanied live by the artists.

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.

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.  

Early Music Day 2023 Ambassador: Amandine Beyer
Amandine Beyer
Amandine Beyer is the ambassador of the 2023 edition of Early Music Day: the artist who recorded the critically acclaimed Sonatas and Partitas by J. S. Bach and initiated a collaboration with the dancer and choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, has established herself as a reference in the interpretation of the Baroque violin repertoire. 

"I am very honoured to be an ambassador for Early Music Day, and to have the opportunity to share my passion for my profession. I didn't really choose music, it gradually made its way into my life thanks to an incredible family and teachers, but without the diligent practice of the baroque repertoire, I might not have become a professional violinist. And now I know what I owe to Vivaldi, Beethoven, Purcell, Bach, Haydn, Matteis, and so many others...

Indeed, for years now, I have seen the transforming power of this music, the power of its effect, not only on concert audiences, but also on children, on the people we turn to who would not necessarily have the reflex to push open the door of a theatre, and above all, on the performers themselves, whether amateurs or professionals. Because it is a music of sharing, of immediacy, of joy. Joy of playing, listening, dancing, of tasting simplicity (and perceiving transparent complexity).

And it is a music of the present, as well as a music of the future, because it teaches us curiosity, respect and action: indeed, the revival of the interpretation of all these scores of the 17th, 18th and sometimes early 19th centuries, initiated by the pioneers of the genre in the 60s and 70s (of the 20th century!) still lives in our cells, rejoices in our pulse and allows us to marvel every day.