Early music interpretation course
2 de July a 4 de July

Early music interpretation course


From 2 July to 4 July


Auditorio Manuel de Falla (Paseo de los Mártires, s/n)






Participants: professional performers, advanced students of the specialties included in the course, teachers of conservatories and music schools, with experience in the specialized study of ancient music


Teaching staff:

Singing: Jill Feldman  soprano

Harpsichord: Aarón Zapico *

Plucked string instruments from the Renaissance and Baroque: Daniel Zapico and Pablo Zapico.

Vihuela: Pablo Zapico *

Basso continuo: Pablo Zapico *

Chamber music: with the participation of the whole teaching staff.


* Zapico brothers are founders and members of the ensemble Forma Antiqva, specialized in historically informed performance.




Basso continuo: preparation, comprehension and harmonic study of the works to be performed in the singing classes and chamber music sessions.

Perception and study of basso continuo as a harmonic and melodic language of the Baroque repertoire.



Singing: technique and performance of the repertoire for voice. Classes will be accompanied by Aarón Zapico, as well as by the students of harpsichord and plucked string instruments.


Harpsichord: technique and performance of the repertoire for harpsichord. Repertoire suggested: repertoire “a solo” from 1600 and 1800, preferably works by Iberian composers as S. Aguilera de Heredia, A. Cabezón, S. Albero, A. Soler or P. Bruna, and universal authors as J. S. Bach, L. and F. Couperin, G. Frescobaldi or J. J. Froberger.


Plucked string instruments: technique and performance of the repertoire for plucked string instruments from Renaissance and Baroque (vihuela, lute, baroque guitar, theorbo and archlute). Repertoire suggested: Gio. G. Kapsperger, B. Castaldi, G. Caccini, B. Strozzi, G. Frescobaldi, T. Merula, C. Monteverdi, A. Mudarra, L. Narváez, G. Sanz, S. de Murcia, etc.


Vihuela: vihuela technique and performance of the repertoire suggested (works by Luys de Narváez). The students will take part as participants in the vihuela classes and basso continuo sessions, and as observers in the rest of specialties.


At the end of each day there will take place a chamber music session with all the specialties included in the course.


Repertoire suggested: music for 2 or more instruments from Baroque (1600 to about 1750) Tuning: 415. Students must bring their own music stands.


 Dates and venue:from July 2nd to 4th, in morning and evening sessions (from 10.00 to 14.00 pm) y tarde (from 16.00 to 20.00h). Venue: Auditorio Manuel de Falla (Paseo de los Mártires, s/n)


Hours: 24




Registration fee: 30 €

Fees participants: 200 €. Observers: 120€


Students from Spanish public universities and conservatories:

Registration fee: 30 €.

Fees participants 170 €. Observers: 120 €





–         Becas AIE (www.aie.es)

–         Grants by the organisation of the Courses: registration fee or accommodation grants may be applied for.



Seats. singing: 9 participants. Rest of the specialties included in the course: 6. Observers will be welcome.


Selection process: those interested in taking part in the course as participant must send together with their applications, a link to a video (YouTube, Vimeo…) with good quality of image and sound, with a duration of 5-10 minutes including a recent performance. Students must also attach a short CV outlining studies and courses they have undertaken, concerts they have performed at, etc. Selection will be made by the teachers and results will be communicated to the applicants by e-mail.


End of registration: June 7th.


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