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

13 August 2023
Lviv, Ukraine (Mirror Hall, Opera)
The Wanderer - Medieval songs of travel

15 August 2023
Kyiv, Ukraine (Hall at the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Art of Ukraine)
The Wanderer - Medieval songs of travel

20 August 2023
Jarosław, Poland
The Wanderer - Medieval songs of travel

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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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