Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Soloists' Biographies

Lydia Brotherton

Soprano Lydia Brotherton graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a B.A., Honors in Music, and completed her Masters studies in Voice and Historical Performance at Boston University. As a winner of a U.S. Fulbright performing arts grant in 2010-2011, she studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland and now lives in Berlin.

She has performaned with Berlin Baroque in the Berlin Philharmoniker; with Andrea Marcon and La Cetra Barockorchester Basel; Bach’s H-moll Messe with Académie baroque européene d’Ambronay under Sigiswald Kuijken; Bach’s Johannes-Passion at Aldeburgh Easter Weekend with Mark Padmore, and as a Britten-Pears Young Artist.  Lydia has also performed with the Grammy-nominated Boston Early Music Festival, with Tragicomedia under Stephen Stubbs,  with the Handel and Haydn Society Boston, with Ensemble Phoenix Munich, and she has toured internationally as soloist with the Boston Camerata.  She has recorded with Ensemble Phoenix Munich for Harmonia Mundi France, with the ensemble Candens Lilium for WDR/Raumklang, with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and Chorus, for CPO.

Upcoming Concerts

30 September 2018
New York City (Music Before 1800)

17 October 2018
London (British Library)

7 December 2018
Amherst, MA / Amherst College
Monks singing pagans

14 December 2018
Gdansk, Poland / Actus Humanus Nativitas
Monks singing pagans

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Benjamin Bagby's teaching activities in 2018

In addition to his teaching position at the University of Paris - Sorbonne, where he has taught since 2005 in the professional masters program, Benjamin Bagby travels widely in 2018 to teach other practical workshops for young professionals:

Milano, Scuola Civica di Musica (Milano, Italy) 29-31 January
The troubadours of the Milano manuscript R71 sup. (late 13th century)

Folkwang Universität der Künste (Essen-Werden, Germany) April-June
Benjamin will join the faculty of this renowned masters program for liturgical chant performance and medieval music, specializing this year in music from Notre Dame of Paris. The dates of his courses: 13-14 April, 18-20 May, 28-30 May and 15-17 June. More information

Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland) 25-26 May

7th International Course on Medieval Music Performance (Besalú, Spain) .
Music relating to the idea of the Crusades, especially in the 12th and early 13th centuries.

Amherst Early Music Festival (Connecticut College, New London CT) 15-21 July
An intensive course on the Roman de Fauvel (14th century)
July 21, 2018, 1 pm "Roman de Fauvel project" (student performance)

Burg Fürsteneck, Germany (31 August to 02 September
Fortbildung zur Musik des Mittelalters / Roman de Fauvel (guest instructor)

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