Graz 2016


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Welcome to ERPS e.V.!

The ERPS is an European network consisting of recorder players, recorder makers, dealers and publishers. The society serves as platform to exchange professional knowledge and not only  wants to introduce recorder players of different levels to one another but also to the whole world of music.
The international Biennial Festival offers an exciting stage for enthusiasts, exhibitors as well as friends of the recorder and professional players.
Online presence of the members, presentation of upcoming concerts, publications and announcements as well as the free participation in the Biennial festival mark the services of this non-profit organisation.



The European Recorder Players Society is proud
to annouce the prize winners of the first ERPS recorder competition:

age group I (age 12-15)
1st prize: Susanne Knoch
shared 2nd prize: Carla Hergesell and Christian Prohammer

age group II (age 15-18)
1st prize: Felix Gutschi
2nd prize: Judith Wolff
3rd Prize: Barbara Faulend-Klauser

age group III
shared 1st prize: Maruša Brezavšček, Marita Gehrer and Vera Bieber

The prize winners were given instruments
by Francesco LiVirghi, Ralf Ehlert, Luca da Paolis,
Stephan Blezinger and Mollenhauer,
prize money, a lesson with Antonio Politano
and sheet music by Mieroprint.

Here are the photos of the Biennal festival 2016 in Graz!

Oct 24th, 2016
A recorder player from Salzburg, Austrialost her instruments.
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As this website is currently unter maintenance, please excuse any inconveniences and consider that the member’s area is not yet fully accessible. Additionally, the event calendar and the competition section will be updated.

April 24th, 2017


Upcoming events

Date Veranstalter City Venue Country
3. Kölner Blockflötenfest
06/05/17 Rheinische Musikschule Köln 51067 Köln Regionalschule Mülheim/Holweide Germany
Address: Johannes-Bensberg-Straße 10.
Zum dritten Mal richtet die Rheinische Musikschule Köln in Kooperation mit der Bergischen Musikschule Wuppertal einen Festtag rund um die Blockflöte aus. Hochkarätige Workshops wechseln sich mit vielfältigen Konzerten aller Altersstufen ab, eine Instrumentenausstellung lädt zum Probieren ein und für das leibliche Wohl ist obendrein gesorgt!
Informationen und Anmeldung
La Serenissima
06/05/17 Lucia Mense 58332 Schwelm Early Music Shop im Ibach-Haus Schwelm Germany
Time: 10:00am. Address: Wilhelmstraße 41.
Musik der Renaissance und des Barock aus der Kulturmetropole Venedig
La Serenissima – die heitere, die strahlende Stadt – wird Venedig seit der Renaissance genannt. Der Hof des Dogen, die Palazzi der Adligen und der Patrizier, die Theater und die Kirchen förderten ein vielfältiges kulturelles Leben. Die Mehrchörigkeit, das Konzert und die Oper nahmen hier ihren Anfang, und für die Entwicklung von Madrigalen, Motetten und Tanzmusik gingen wichtige Impulse aus.
Durch den Notendruck und das Verlagswesen und natürlich auch durch Komponisten wie die Brüder Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Vivaldi und Albinoni wurde Venedig zu einem wichtigen musikalischen Zentrum.
Baroque at the edge – pushing the boundaries
12/05/17 - 20/05/17 London Festival of Baroque Music 2017 London St. John’s Smith Square United Kingdom

Our Festival theme for 2017 is inspired by the anniversaries of two of the period’s most important figures: Monteverdi (born in 1567) and Telemann (died in 1767). These two great composers worked at opposite extremes of the era, and could both be said to have had a creative foot outside the Baroque – back in the Renaissance period in Monteverdi’s case, forward into the Classical period in Telemann’s – so we’ve decided to reflect this in our programming and entitle our theme Baroque at the Edge.
We won’t just be looking at the chronological edges of the Baroque, however; the title is also an excuse to investigate some of the other ways in which Baroque composers and performers have pushed at the boundaries, whether expressively, sonically or even geographically. As ever, there’ll be opportunities to hear major masterpieces of the Baroque from the likes of Bach, Handel and Monteverdi alongside less familiar music of the highest quality by Telemann, Rameau and Pergolesi performed by top international artists including Vox Luminis, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Early Opera Company.
Priority booking opens for Friends of London Festival of Baroque Music and Friends of St John’s Smith Square on Monday 30 January 2017 (in person, by phone and post only) and general booking opens on Monday 6 February 2017 (also online).

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