Teodoro Baù's Spotify playlist

Teodoro Baù, winner of MA Competition 2021, shares his favorite music with the audience of MA Festival. In his playlist he also wants to include the music that inspired and influenced him throughout his musical career.

Enjoy this and other playlists curated by members of the MA family on the MA Festival Spotify channel and read Teodoro Baù's full story on mafestival.be.

In this playlist I wanted to collect not only the music I like the most, but especially everything that has had a strong impact on my musical growth. All the pieces and artists in this list have a strong and deep meaning for me.
The lute was my first instrument and I started playing it as a child. I still remember when my parents took me to a Hopkinson Smith concert in Vicenza, perhaps one of the first professional concerts I attended. It was a revelatory experience. At the end of the concert, my parents gave me the record in which Hopkinson Smith plays Kapsberger, and I even managed to get his autograph. I listened to this record countless times, and I still keep it as something very precious.
The next piece is a tribute to my lute teacher, the teacher who accompanied me for the longest time, Massimo Lonardi. I included the listening of a fantasy by Francesco da Milano, his favourite author.
After a few years playing the lute, I started playing the viola da gamba, an instrument with which I found an immediate affinity. As always in life, luck plays a very important role, and one of my fortunes was to have found extraordinary teachers, all very different. I am grateful to each of them and want to dedicate a piece in this playlist to them: Claudia Pasetto and Alberto Rasi (Cima), Paolo Pandolfo (Abel), Vittorio Ghielmi (Marais).
Next, I want to add to this collection four other musical figures that have been touchstones for me: Sophie Watillon, for her grace, so light and bright. Pedro Memelsdorff, for the fine chisel work he puts into every note. The Giardino Armonico, an incomparable sound model, and Giuliano Carmignola, master of cantabile and legato.
I always had a fascination for a certain type of voices. It was difficult to choose two examples but here they are: Sara Mingardo and Fritz Wunderlich.
Finally, I would like to end this playlist with four pieces that can tell the story of my current activity: first, La Fonte Musica. Exactly 10 years ago, Michele Pasotti put a fiddle in my hands to play that very bizarre music. I am very grateful to this group, with whom we have lived moments of great intensity in the last 10 years. Here is a small excerpt from the monumental work we completed in 2018, the recording of the complete Zacara da Teramo, a work that took us half a year, between rehearsals, concerts and recording.
Next, another group with whom we do far too few concerts, Le Girandole Armoniche. The work with Esther Crazzolara and Federica Bianchi starts from a wonderful synergy that brought us to work together since 2012, the same year in which I started working with La Fonte Musica, and in which I also met Andrea Buccarella (so many things happened in 2012!), with whom I play regularly in duo. No recordings of the two of us are available yet (they will be coming soon 😉), but I want to add to this playlist a piece from his album "Toccata". Andrea is a musician like few others, with an incredible musical awareness that you can hear clearly in this piece.
Finally, a recording in which I play double bass. It has been an important part of my education and I have learned a lot since I started studying it around 2014 (and, I must say, it has also been important for my economic survival in the past years). Here you can find an aria that I particularly enjoyed recording, together with my friends from the ensemble Los Elementos. - Teodoro Baù

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De Blauwe Schaduw

Kunstenaar Bendt Eyckermans selecteerde voor MA Festival 21 verschillende kunstwerken rond het thema Mind & Body. In de kortfilm 'De Blauwe schaduw', die afgelopen zomer vertoond werd tijdens MA Festival, krijgt de kijker een intieme kijk in het leven van de kunstenaar. Bekijk de volledige film hier.


Spotify afspeellijst Lieselot De Wilde

Zin in meer oude muziek? Beluister dan zeker de Spotify afspeellijst die sopraan Lieselot De Wilde samenstelde voor MA Festival! Het is een lijst met oude muziek van overal ter wereld waar je best naar luistert als naar een concert. Het is een verhaal, verteld via muziek, een verder spinnende reis door tijd en ruimte waarin de ene wereld echoot in de andere. Beluister de afspeellijst hier.

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Teodoro Baù wins MA Competition 21!

Today the five finalists shone in the long-awaited final of the MA Competition. Each of them played one solo work, one solo concerto and one of the six unique lamentos created by the Belgian composer Heleen Van Haegenborgh. Jan De Winne, chairman of the jury, just announced the names of the laureates.

  • First prize: Teodoro Baù (viola da gamba)
  • Second prize: Ursina Maria Braun (baroque cello) & Hojin Kwon (recorder)
  • Honorable mention: Lea Sobbe (recorder)
  • Honorable mention: Minori Deguchi (baroque violin)
  • Prize of the audience: Hojin Kwon
  • Outhere Award: Teodoro Baù

The Italian Teodoro Baù (1992) studied viola da gamba at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Paolo Pandolfo and at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Vittorio Ghielmi. In 2015 Baù won the first prize at the Bach-Abel Competition in Köthen. He recorded for Alpha, Arcana, Glossa, Decca, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Claves with the ensemble La Fonte Musica in which he plays the ars subtilior repertoire with the medieval fiddle.

The winner goes home with a cash prize and an international concert tour. This promising artist will also have the opportunity to record a CD with the prestigious Ricercar label.


Ontdek de finalisten van MA Competition 21 hier!

Today the fourteen semi-finalists of MA Competition competed for one of the five spots in the final on Saturday 14 August.
A few moments ago the names of the finalists were announced by president of the jury Jan De Winne. These five musicians advance to the final round of MA Competition on Saturday 14 August at 13.30 pm.

  • Teodoro Baù
  • Ursina Maria Braun
  • Minori Deguchi
  • Hojin Kwon
  • Lea Sobbe

Discover more about the finalists here.


Christoph Hefti creates a unique scenography for MA Festival 2021

Artist-designer Christoph Hefti was inspired by our festival theme 'Mind & Body' and creates a unique scenography for all concerts that take place in the Concert Hall and the Chamber Music Hall during MA Festival 2021. After studying textile design in Zurich and fashion at Central Saint Martins in London, Hefti started designing for Jean-Paul Gaultier in Paris and Dries Van Noten in Antwerp.

Christoph Hefti’s most recent projects include a tiled floor for the entrance of Ghent’s Arts Centre Vooruit, a textile wallpaper for Maison Dandoy’s flagship store in the Galeries de la Reine, a set design including a printed curtain for a performance by Diederik Peeters and printed fabrics for Swiss fashion designer Julian Ziegerli.

Between 6 and 14 August you can admire the designs of Christoph Hefti during one of our concerts at MA Festival!


Hou het veilig op MA Festival

In 2021 zullen alle concerten (uitgezonderd VéloBaroque en de concerten in Lissewege op 10 augustus) éénmalig doorgaan in het Concertgebouw Brugge. Het preventieplan van Concertgebouw Brugge én van MA Festival evolueert steeds mee met de meest recente maatregelen vanuit de overheid. Het houdt rekening met de twee belangrijkste parameters: social distancing en hygiëne. De genomen maatregelen worden duidelijk aangegeven via affichage en bestickering doorheen het hele gebouw en op de verschillende locaties.

Alle maatregelen kunt u vinden onder de pagina praktisch op deze website.