The international early music workshop takes place November 24-27 in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic.
This special event, organised for the first time in this historic town, aims at bringing
together active musicians specialising in the interpreation of early music and
also at introducing the public with period instruments and the music as it was performed at the turn of 16th and 17th centuries.
The individual lessons will offer instruction on the cornetto and sackbut,
and ensemble playing in the afternoon. Welcome are musicians of all levels-
from amateurs to professionals. Musicians with no instruments of their own
may borrow an instrument for the duration of the workshop, subject to availability.
Players of other period instruments, also singers, may join the ensemble classes,
upon previous agreement. In order to join a certain level of musical skills is required.
Lessons are also open for advanced recorder players interested in historic interpretation.
Observers are welcome to attend the classes free of charge.
Those interested should apply at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of any problems contact the organizer by phone: +420 724 254 731
The simple fact of being born in Saintes in 1975, the Year of Italian Music, at once
placed Judith Pacquier at the very heart of the early music movement. However, it was in
Lorraine that she later received the most significant part of her musical training, before
continuing her studies on the cornett with Jean-Pierre Canihac in the early music
department of the CNSM in Lyon.
She now pursues a career as an instrumentalist with many ensembles in concert and on
record, among them Ensemble Elyma (Gabriel Garrido), Doulce Mémoire (Denis Raisin
Dadre), Le Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre), La Chapelle Rhénane (Benoît Haller),
Accentus (Laurence Equilbey), the Marini Consort (Innsbruck), and Ars Longa of Havana
Her multiple activities as a concert artist do not prevent her from showing total
commitment to organising beginners’ and advanced programmes in the practice of her
instrument of choice. A holder of the Diplôme d’État in Early Music, Judith Pacquier
operates in many Latin American countries, notably Colombia, Chile, Peru and Ecuador,
which she visits regularly in her role of the coordinator of the ‘Travelling Conservatory’ set
up by the Centre International des Chemins du Baroque.
She is also the co-leader, with Etienne Meyer, of the young ensemble "les Traversées
Baroques", specialized in the re-discovery of musical inheritance of Italy and the Central
Europe, presenting concerts of a variable geometry as well as numerous early music
workshops in France, Poland or the Czech Republic. Their first disc ,"Virgo Prudentissima",
with the French label K617, was rewarded 5 diapasons and received numerous eulogistic
After studying in the French Conservatoire of Le Mans, and then at the prestigious CNSMD
in Paris, and after an extensive collaboration with such orchestras as Paris Opera, Lyon’s
Opera or Radio France Opera, he decided to take up historical instruments and studied
sackbut at the Royal Conservatory in Anterpen.
He is a regular member of such ensembles as La Fenice, Doulce Mémoire, L’arpeggiata,
Hespérion XC (Jordi Savall), Les Arts Florissants (William Christie), Concerto Vocale (René
Jacobs), Amterdam Baroque Orchestra (Ton Koopman), Europa Galante (Fabio Biondi), le
Poème Harmonique (Vincent Dumestre) etc... ensembles with whom he has recorded over
a hundred discs.
As a professor, he teaches modern trombone in the Conservatory of 7th in Paris, and
teaches sackbut in the regional conservatory of Tours. He also takes part in the large
developing project in Latin America with Les Chemins du Baroque, giving lessons in
countries as far as Colombia, Paraguay, Peru or Argentina.
Two concerts will be organized during workshop. Late renaissance and early baroque
instrumental and vocal music of will be on programme.
(A. a G. Gabrieli, H. L Hassler, F. Guerrero, G. Picchi, G. Frescobaldi etc.)
In the course of the workshop outdoor performances will be organised, weather permitting.
Spectators will have a unique chance to experience the period instruments,
to hear and see them in action, and moreover to speak to the musicians in this informal setting.