28.06
2021

Spotify list by Tom Goossens

Enjoy early music year-round with the playlists by MA Festival on Spotify, put together especially for you. Each month we present to you a playlist with known music and new discoveries. These are put together by musicians and specialists from within the MA Family.

The next playlist was put together by Tom Goossens, the young director of DEDAPONTETRILOGIE that will will play at MA Festival on 10 August.

"MA Festival asked me to compile a list of my favorite Spotify tracks that have a link with baroque music. Since my DESCHONECOMPANIE is a guest at MA Festival with the theatrical performances of DEDAPONTETRILOGIE, I was guided in my choice by the criterion of 'theatrical strength”. I chose fourteen pieces of music, dating from Shakespeare's time to Ane Brun's today. It is music that would not let go of me from the first moment I heard it and that often expresses a special theatrical situation: a lover of Jupiter who admires herself in a magic mirror that makes her look prettier, or two men in disguise being introduced to a chambermaid. Other arias manage to convey more recognizable feelings, from which I, as a listener, draw comfort. In an oboe-concerto composer Marcello does so even without words.
Personally, I like Mozart's last operas the most, but in his young work I really enjoy the 'best of both worlds': his first steps in classicism, combined with what he took with him from baroque music. I selected an aria from his early opera Mitridate that takes a remarkable step towards many later arias such as Smanie implacabile from Così fan tutte and D'Oreste, d'Ajace from Idomineo.
For entertainment, I colored a little more outside the timelines of the Baroque, from the Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun singing Monteverdi, to a surprising aria by a Rossini who seems nostalgic for the Baroque, and a lost Puccini melody in a song by the American jazz singer Della Reese." - Tom Goossens

Listen to the playlist here.


23.06
2021

Koop nu uw tickets voor MA Festival 2021

Starting today at 10 am you can buy tickets via the website, by phone (078 15 20 20, every weekday from 2 pm to 5 pm) and at the In&Uit box office. You’ll find all information about ticketing under practical.

NB! If you wish to buy a ticket for yourself only, please do this by phone or in person via In&Uit. Due to coronavirus measures, it is not possible to buy a single ticket through the website.


11.06
2021

General ticketsale starts on 23 June

Last week our ticket sales opened to Friends and on 23 June general ticket sales will also commence. From 10 am you can buy tickets via the website, by phone (078 15 20 20, every weekday from 2 pm to 5 pm) and at the In&Uit box office. You’ll find all information about ticketing under practical.
NB! If you wish to buy a ticket for yourself only, please do this by phone or in person via In&Uit. Due to coronavirus measures, it is not possible to buy a single ticket through the website.

Would you like to purchase tickets now? As a Friend of MA Festival you have access to the exclusive presale for Fiends. This began on 11 June. You can find all the advantages of and information about becoming a Friend under Friends.


10.05
2021

Dit zijn de halve finalisten van MA Competition 2021

Afgelopen weekend kon het grote publiek genieten van 61 getalenteerde jonge muzikanten die alles gaven op traverso, blokfluit, barokhobo, barokviool, barokcello en viola da gamba. En dat deden ze massaal! de livestream van de eerste ronde van MA Competition werd meer dan 3600 keer bekeken door mensen uit 35 verschillende landen.

Zonet werden de namen van de twaalf halve finalisten bekendgemaakt door juryvoorzitter Jan De Winne.
Deze twaalf muzikanten zullen we tijdens MA Festival in augustus verwelkomen in Brugge om deel te nemen aan de halve finale op 12 augustus. Op 14 augustus strijden vier van hen tegen elkaar in de finale van MA Competition 2021.

Deze veertien muzikanten gaan door naar de halve finale:

  • Emanuele Abete
  • Teodoro Baù
  • Eleonora Bišćević
  • Ursina Maria Braun
  • Sophie de Bardonnèche
  • Minori Deguchi
  • Hojin Kwon
  • Noémie Lenhof
  • Beniamino Paganini
  • Nina Pohn
  • Lea Sobbe
  • Daria Spiridonova
  • Hed Yaron Meyerson
  • Yuan Yu

Hier kunt u de inzendingen van alle halve finalisten herbekijken.


07.05
2021

Bekijk de MA Competition livestream hier!

Volg de eerste ronde van de MA Competition hier live!


30.04
2021

Save the date MA Competition: 7-9 May

The first round of MA Competition is approaching. During the weekend of 7, 8 and 9 May, you can follow MA Competition’s livestream on our website and get to know the 60+ candidates.
Together with the jury, you will see the candidates at work for three days filled with early music. Each day, approximately twenty candidates will be presented and on Monday 10th May at 6pm, the names of the 12 semi-finalists will be announced live.

To know more please visit www.macompetition.com


27.01
2021

MA Festival 2021

In summer 2021, MA Festival will be with us once again, with a sparkling programme put together especially for you. MA Festival will start on Friday 6 August and will offer several stunning concerts every day up to and including Saturday 14 August, with the musical cycling route VéloBaroque on Sunday 8 August.
Below are a few key dates:

  • 7 - 10 /08: First round MA Competition (online)
  • TBC: Start regular ticketsale
  • 6/08: Start of MA Festival 2021
  • 8/08: VéloBaroque
  • 14/08: Final of MA Competition
  • 14/08: MA Festival 2021 finale

The full programma will be announced later.