AMANT – An exchange project dedicated to Baroque music Bologna and Seville

Bologna, Seville

For the second year the conservatories of Bologna and Seville are collaborating in an exchange project dedicated to Baroque music. The initiative is part of AMANT (Academia de Música Antigua, Universidad de Sevilla), an education program for young musicians organized by the Baroque Orchestra of Seville and by the University of Seville.

The program is addressed to talented students enrolled in the last two years of the Music Conservatory “Manuel Castillo” of Seville and offers a rich schedule of classes, workshops, conferences and master-classes focused on Baroque music.

In the framework of this project, in April 2016 five Spanish students attended the seminar under the leadership of the teachers of the Music Conservatory G.B. Martini of Bologna, such as Enrico Gatti (baroque violin), and Daniele Salvatore (sweet flute). At the end the Baroque Ensemble of the Music Conservatory performed along with the Quinteto Abdelazer of Seville formed by violinist Ángela Rodríguez and Alba Gema Catalán Manzanon, Rebeca Barea Soriano (viola), Sergio Garrido Mariotte (cello) and José Miguel Jiménez Román (harpsichord).

Bolognese students returned the visit in June, joining the education programme in Seville and taking part in the final phase of the local education program AMANT, where they attended some master classes with the young Spanish musicians. Together with the Spanish young musicians, they performed on June 21 for the European Day of Music celebrations.