Early Music Festival Miercurea Ciuc

Early Music Festival 2013

The Early Music Festival Csíkszereda is a unique event among the summer events of the town and its neighbourhood. For one week visitors to our town can enjoy the music of the Middle Ages and of the Renaisance an Baroque periods.

The idea of starting such a festival emerged in 1979, at a concert comemorating the work of the Franciscan monk, musician and printer Joannes Kájoni.

In 2013, the programme of the festival includes musicians of international fame, new musical themes and rare musical instruments. In the masterclasses of the Early Music Summer University (7-12 July) amateur and professional musicians can learn from world famous teachers and musicians.

The youngster are welcome for a Renaissance children's day.


Thursday, 11th of July
Street music, Libertatii Square
13:30 – 14:00  – Sonatores Pannoniae (Budapest, Hungary)
Mikó castle
18:00  - opening ceremony (speeches) Sonatores Pannoniae  (HU)
19.30 – Passeggio (RO), a Codex (RO) and Musica Historica (HU), Cellar of Mikó Castle
22:00  – Sam Chapman and Fülöp Mária (UK & Switzerland)

Friday, 12th of July, Baroque day
Street dance, Petõfi street
13:30 – 14:00 – dance and music,  Codex (RO) and Musica Historica (HU)
Reformed Church
18:00 – Transylvania Baroque Ensemble (RO)
Szent Ágoston Church
19:30 –  Baroque Festival Ensemble
Cellar of Mikó Castle
22:00 – Kónya István, Ferencz Éva and Kobzos Kis Tamás (HU)

Saturday, 13th of July
Mikó castle, Csíkszereda
Children’s day
11:00 – 13:00 – Boszorka puppet show for children, Talentum – Pörgettyû playhouse, presentation of various instruments
Street music, Parking lot of Kaufland store
13:30 – 14:00  – Musica Historica (HU)

Lázár castle, Gyergyószárhegy
18:00 – Kájoni Konsort (RO) and Lyceum (RO)
19:00 – Flauto Dolce (RO)
Mikó castle, Csíkszereda
18:00 – Carmina Renascentia (RO)
18:45  – Codex (RO)
19:30 – Kobzos Kiss Tamás and Ferencz Éva (HU)
20:15 – Musica Historica (HU)
Cellar of Mikó Castle
22:00 – Canticum Novum (HU)

Sunday, 14th of July
Street music, in front of the Catholic Church from Csíksomlyó
11:30 – 12:00 – Carmina Renascentia (RO)
Mikó castle
18:00 – Custos Viol (HU)
19:00 – Early Folk Band (UK)
Dance teaching with Kovács Gábor
Church from Delne
19:00 - organ concert of Erich Türk (RO)

6th Summer University of Early Music

7-12 July 2013
The courses will be held in the Nagy István Art Lyceum of Miercurea Ciuc.(Adress: Piata Libertãþii nr. 18.)

1.       recorder and flute – Széplaki Zoltán (Hungary)
2.       baroque violin – Vitárius Piroska (Hungary)
3.       baroque oboe – Guido Titze (Germany)
4.       voice – Palócz Réka (Hungary)
5.       harpsichord – Mária Fülöp (Basel)
6.       lute and guitar – Kónya István (Hungary)
7.       viola da gamba and basso continuo – Csata István (Romania)
8.       renaissance ensemble masterclass – Csörsz Rumen István (Hungary)
9.       percussions – musical plays, improvisation, phrase-compilation – Kasza Roland (Hungary). Collaborates: Balázs Sudár (Hungary)

Every participant can take part at the renaissance ensemble masterclass every day between 10-13 and 16-18 `o clock with Rumen István Csörsz (Hungary) and dance-course mornings with before the classes between 9-10 `o clock with Anikó Szabó (Romania)
The courses will be in every day between 10-13 and 16-18 o’clock .


Tuesday, 9th July at 15.00 o’clock
Széplaki Zoltán: Parallelism between the history of the recorder and flute.

Wednesday, 10th July at 15.00 o’clock
Csörsz Rumen István: Pálóczi Horváth Ádám and the “Ötödfélszáz énekek” song collection (1813)

Thursday, 11th July at 15.00 o’clock
Szabó Mária: Manuscript of Sfântu Gheorghe

Accompanying: Paul Alexandru Cristian, Miklós Noémi, Kostyák Csengeri Zsuzsa (Kolozsvár)
Collaborators: Elena Maria Șorban, Hanke Katalin (Romania)

Detailed program of the Summer University (.pdf)

Application information:

For the participation in the Summer University can apply musicians till the first day of the University 7th July 2012.
The course fee is 65 Euro/pers, for groups of at least 5 persons 30 Euro/pers.

If needed, we provide translation into Hungarian, Romanian, English and German languages.

Accommodation possibilities in 2-4 bedrooms 30 lei/night without breakfast.
For more information please contact us: Cultural Center of Harghita County
530102 Miercurea Ciuc, B-dul Timiºoarei nr. 4., kultura@ccenter.ro
Tel:  0040-(0)266372044, 0040-(0)266315891, mobile: 0040-(0)753118546.

All right reserved Hargita Megye Tanácsa - 2013

Investim în viitorul tău! Proiect selectat în cadrul Programului Operaţional regional şi finanţat de Uniunea Europeană prin Fondul European pentru Dezvolatare Regională.
Conţinutul acestui material nu reprezintă în mod obligatoriu poziţia oficială a Uniunii Europene şi a Guvernului României.
Pentru informaţii detaliate despre celelalte programe cofinanţate de Uniunea Europeană vă invităm să vizitaţi www.fonduri-ue.ro.