Baroque tutors

Laurence Cummings

Laurence Cummings (course director, voices and continuo)

Laurence Cummings is one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile exponents of historical performance both as conductor and harpsichord player.

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Laurence Cummings is one of Britain’s most exciting and versatile exponents of historical performance both as conductor and harpsichord player. He has been Musical Director of the London Handel Festival since 1999 and Artistic Director of the Internationale Händel-Festpiele Göttingen since 2012, as well as acting as Music Director for Orquestra Barroca Casa da Musica Porto. He is the William Crotch Professor of Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music and remains a trustee of the Handel House Museum.

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Summer Schools

Bojan Čičić (upper strings)

Croatian-born violinist Bojan Čičić specialises in repertoire ranging from the late 16th century to the Romantic violin concertos of Mendelssohn and Beethoven.

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Croatian-born violinist Bojan Čičić specialises in repertoire ranging from the late 16th century to the Romantic violin concertos of Mendelssohn and Beethoven. He has recently appeared as a soloist with the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and with Instruments of Time and Truth in violin concertos by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. He is the leader of the Academy of Ancient Music and the Music Director of Illyria Consort, with whom he made numerous critically acclaimed recordings for Delphian Records. In 2016 Bojan was appointed Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal College of Music, and is passionate about training the next generation of instrumentalists in historically-informed playing styles. Visit Bojan Čičić’s website.

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Mark Caudle (lower strings)

Mark is one of Britain’s leading performers on Baroque cello and viola da gamba. Since the 1970s, he has played with most of London’s period-instrument…

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Mark is one of Britain’s leading performers on Baroque cello and viola da gamba. Since the 1970s, he has played with most of London’s period-instrument ensembles, including the Consort of Musicke, the Taverner Players, the English Baroque Soloists, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Brandenburg Consort, and the Parley of Instruments. He then relocated to Poland, where he has worked with groups such as Concerto Polacco, L’Arte dei Suonatori, and his own group Harmonia Parnassia. He has performed as principal cellist with Concerto Copenhagen and as continuo player for the Drottningholm Festival in Sweden and the English National Opera in London. Mark is a prolific recording artist. His recorded repertoire includes Telemann’s Concerto for recorder and bass viol (with L’Arte Suonatori, for the Swedish label BIS) and a disc of virtuoso bass viol music from 18th-century England entitled ‘The Noble Bass Viol’ (with members of the Parley of Instruments, for Hyperion). In addition to his work as a performer, he also builds violins.

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summer schools

Leo Duarte (woodwind)

Leo is the Principal Oboist of the Academy of Ancient Music and appears regularly as guest-principal with, among others, the English Baroque Soloists, the Sixteen…

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Leo is the Principal Oboist of the Academy of Ancient Music and appears regularly as guest-principal with, among others, the English Baroque Soloists, the Sixteen, the Dunedin Consort, Arcangelo, La Nuova Musica, the English Concert, and is also a member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He performs regularly at the BBC Proms and the Glyndebourne Festival and has toured worldwide. As a chamber musician and concerto soloist, he has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and live on BBC Radio 3.
Visit his website for more information.

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Summer Schools

Mary Collins (baroque dance and stagecraft)

Mary Collins is an Early Dance specialist whose research and teaching approach has inspired musicians to look afresh at the dance music that is at the heart of the baroque repertoire…

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Mary Collins is an Early Dance specialist whose research and teaching approach has inspired musicians to look afresh at the dance music that is at the heart of the baroque repertoire bringing, in turn, a fresh perspective on the great composers of the baroque era. A practitioner and researcher, she has worked with music, dance, theatre and TV companies as adviser, choreographer, dancer and actress, touring regularly to give master-classes, concerts, lecture-recitals and workshops. Mary teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music in London and receives frequent invitations to conservatoires throughout Europe.A faculty member of Aestas Musica in Croatia, the Austria Barokakademie and, for 26 years, The Ringve International Summer Course in Norway, she is in constant collaboration with many of the world’s leading exponents of early music. Visit Mary Collins’ website here.

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Renaissance tutors

Clare Wilkinson Renaissance SS

Clare Wilkinson (course director and voices)

Passionate about vocal consort singing, Clare’s expressive singing and personal warmth have won her a legion of fans. She is renowned for her performances with lutes and viols, as well as larger-scale Bach and Handel with directors…

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Passionate about vocal consort singing, Clare’s expressive singing and personal warmth have won her a legion of fans. She is renowned for her performances with lutes and viols, as well as larger-scale Bach and Handel with directors such as John Eliot Gardiner and John Butt. She is an experienced and supportive vocal coach, and is, of course, an alumna of the Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools! For further information, please visit Clare Wilkinson’s website.

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summer schools

Jacob Heringman (lutes)

Jacob is universally admired as a pioneering exponent of renaissance lute repertoire. In addition to lute-songs with Clare, he regularly collaborates with fascinating musicians…

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Jacob is universally admired as a pioneering exponent of renaissance lute repertoire. In addition to lute-songs with Clare, he regularly collaborates with fascinating musicians such as Ariel Abramovich, John Potter and the viol player Susanna Pell. He is an experienced and encouraging tutor, and we are delighted to see him return to the Cambridge Early Music Renaissance Sumer School.

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William Hunt (viols)

William is well-known as a founder member of Fretwork, but is equally renowned as a violone player, editor and publisher, researcher and director. He is the creator of…

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William is well-known as a founder member of Fretwork, but is equally renowned as a violone player, editor and publisher, researcher and director. He is the creator of ‘In Chains of Gold’, a project to record pre-Restoration verse music, including the important reconstructions we will encounter on this course. A popular teacher too, he has an enthusiastic following on residential courses, and we are delighted to welcome him to CEMSS for the first time.

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