Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Soloists' Biographies

Hanna Marti

Hanna Marti was born in Basel and grew up at the southern end of the Swiss Jura mountains. When she was fifteen years old she played electric guitar in various rock bands and wrote songs for her own group.

She discovered singing and took voice lessons with Dorothea Galli (Zürich). After becoming interested in early music, she studied at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. During those years Hanna Marti also became acquainted with the lute – studying with Peter Croton – and discovered the medieval harp.

In 2015 she completed a Masters Diploma (voice) at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as a student of Evelyn Tubb. Since finishing her studies Hanna Marti has focused most of her artistic work on medieval song.

She is a new member to Sequentia, performing with the ensemble since September 2015. As a member of the women's vocal ensemble Peregrina she has performed and recorded in Europe, most notably in performances of Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum, co-directing the project and performing the role of Anima. In her own ensemble Moirai, (collaborating with American flautist Mara Winter) she is currently working on musical reconstructions of the Icelandic poetic Edda. Hanna Marti's most recent solo project is a musical recitation and reconstruction of stories in Ovid's Metamorphoses, sung in Latin and accompanied on a 12th century harp.

Upcoming Concerts

14 October 2022
"Cerco de la ciudad", Zamora cathedral, Zamora, Spain
Hus in Himile

3 November 2022
Auditorium du Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland, 8 pm
Benjamin Bagby's Beowulf

10 November 2022
Tage Alter Musik Herne, Herne, Germany
Roman de Fauvel (music only)

4 Febuary 2023
Early Music Now, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, USA, 5 pm
Words of Power: Charms, Riddles and Elegies of the Medieval Northlands

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Benjamin Bagby's teaching activities in 2019

In March 2019, Benjamin will give two weekend courses on the solo songs of Philippe le Chancelier (d. 1236). The courses are being hosted by the Centre de Musique Médiévale de Paris. Dates: 9-10 and 30-31 March.
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After retiring from his teaching position at the University of Paris - Sorbonne, where he taught between 2005 and 2018 in the professional masters program, Benjamin Bagby continues to travel widely in 2019 to teach practical workshops for young professionals:

Folkwang Universität der Künste (Essen-Werden, Germany).
Benjamin has joined the faculty of this renowned masters program for liturgical chant performance and medieval music. The dates of his courses in 2019: 5-7 April; 26-28 April; 17-19 May; 30 May–01 June.
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For the second year in a row, Benjamin will teach an intensive course in the 8th International Course on Medieval Music Performance (Besalú, Spain): Songs of the troubadours (for singers and instrumentalists).
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Amherst Early Music Festival (Connecticut College, New London CT) 21-28 July:
An intensive course on the solo cansos of the Occitan troubadours, with a focus on songs from the great Milan songbook Bibl. Ambr. R71 sup. (for singers and instrumentalists).
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