Ensemble for Medieval Music. Benjamin Bagby, Director

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Soloists' Biographies

Christine Mothes

Christine Mothes studied recorder at the University of Music & Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig under Robert Ehrlich as well as at the Catalonia College of Music under Pedro Memelsdorff (Recorder) and Marta Almanjano (Singing). This was followed by further studies in singing under Gundula Anders and Marek Rzepka at the University of Music & Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig, focusing on Early Music/Historical Performance Practice. Numerous masterclasses and courses of advanced study under Pedro Memelsdorff, Maurice van Lieshout, Rebecca Stewart, Benjamin Bagby, Gill Feldmann, Kees Boeke, Marc Lewon and Uri Smilansky supplemented her training. In 2009 Christine was awarded the Förderpreis Alte Musik presented by the Saarländischer Rundfunk and the Fritz Neuman Academy. She performes at numerous music festivals both in her native Germany and abroad such as Telemannisches Collegium Michalstein, Leipziger Barockorchester and Helmut Rilling (Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart). As member of the trio La Mouvance she focuses on the performance of European music of the 12th to 15th century.

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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