An important goal of GOfBaroque is to facilitate the transition to being a professional musician for the next generation of baroque musicians. For this purpose we called upon a team of internationally renowned baroque musicians who have as much experience being on stage as guiding students in the rehearsal room. From 10 until 14 August 2018, they shared their knowhow through individual lessons, workshops, orchestra rehearsals and more, with young musicians from all over Europe who were selected to participate in the GOfBaroque Summer Academy. After the Summer Academy, this group of experienced teachers selected the students who participated in the EUBO concert tours from September until December 2018.
Applications were invited from players who could demonstrate an advanced level of performance for following baroque (A=415) instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, oboe, bassoon & harpsichord. Applicants had to be over 18 years old and born after 1 January 1988, and they were required to have the nationality of one of the following countries eligible for the Creative Europe programme of the European Union: all 28 Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Tunisia. A full list of the participants can be found here.
Photos: Summer Academy GofBaroque 2018 (c) Johan Beckers