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Castello Consort May 2017

Matthijs van der Moolen

Elise van der Wel

Anne-Linde Visser

Matthijs van der Moolen sackbut
Elise van der Wel violin
Anne-Linde Visser violoncino
Henri√ętte Wirth organ

Castello Consort joins us at the NCEM from 21 to 30 May.  The members of the consort met as students in the early music department of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. They specialise in the performance of 17th century music, using not only period instruments and specific tunings and temperaments, but also appropriate articulation and phrasing that distinguish this repertoire from other musical styles. 

A cornerstone of the eeemerging project is support through training, and Castello Consort will receive expert artistic coaching during their residency from conductor and keyboard specialist Robert Howarth , and from violinist Oliver Webber , an authority on performance practice of this period. They will also work with experienced trainer Clare Norburn on aspects of organisation, marketing, working with promoters and fundraising. NCEM's director Delma Tomlin will advise them on stage presence and NCEM's IT specialist Ben Pugh will work with them to produce a short film.

A highlight of Castello Consort's residency will be their lunchtime concert on Saturday 27 May in Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley, as part of the Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. Come and hear them - book tickets here .

They will also contribute to 'Of Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax', an educational project and performance led by NCEM's educational consultant Cathryn Dew, which involves pupils from Beverley schools and students from the Universities of Hull and York. This event takes place at Beverley Minster at 2pm on Friday 26 May. Book tickets here .   

Castello Consort's first year as part of the eeemerging project will also include a residency in Pavia, Italy and concerts at the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany and Ambronay, France.