BACHCELONA AKADEMIE

Project with Carlos Mena and Masaaki Suzuki

After the successful first edition with Lluís Vilamajó and Ton Koopman, we are offering again a unique opportunity for student singers and recently graduated singers to form part of a chamber choir conducted by Carlos Mena and Masaaki Suzuki, two outstanding figures in the fields of antique and Bach music. The activities will take place in June and July of 2023, with the following calendar:

Stage and concert with Carlos Mena – from 28th June to 2nd July 2023

Concert with Masaaki Suzuki – from 9th to 12th July 2023
Programme: cantatas BWV 71 and 119
Opening Concert of the Bachcelona Festival – Antique music cycle at L’Auditori

https://www.auditori.cat/ca/concert-antiga-festival-bachcelona

The project proposes a chamber choir of 3 or 4 persons per part, in which the singers may perform solos at the discretion of Carlos Mena.

The organisation offers lodging for participating singers from outside Barcelona.

The registration period is from 15 November to 15 December 2022. To register, just send an email to akademie@bachcelona.com, attaching the following documents:

  • A video recording of antique music 
(preferably a link instead of a file)
  • An updated artistic CV

Once your registration has been accepted and after a preliminary selection based on the submitted material, there will be in-person auditions at the Catalonia College of Music (ESMUC) in the first week of March 2023.