January 2020, west coast/ USA

to the winter session
CalArts –  California Institute of Arts, Valencia
concert in Wild Beast:

Talks and presentations

ASU – Arizona State University
concert in the Recital Hall:

and at UCSD – University of California San Diego

July, 25 – August, 01/ 2021
monastery of the Carmelites in Springiersbach/ near Wittlich, Germany:

Lucia Mense – recorder, Holger Faust-Peters – viola da gamba, Alexander Puliaev – harpsichord, Katsia Prakopchyk – baroque mandoline, Mario di Nonno – violin, Volker Höh – guitar

The classes offer:
individual lessons – technique lessons – co-repetition with A. Puliaev – chamber music – opening concert of the teachers and final concert of the participants

Musikkreis Springiersbach, Tel.: +49-(0)6532-2731, musikkreis@t-online.de, www.sommerkurse-im-kloster.de

Improvisation in baroque styles – as part of  Summer Course in Springiersbacher Monastery, july 25 – august 01/ 2021:

Improvisation with the patterns and harmony series of Bergamasca, Follia, Passamezzo …

Improvisation in medieval styles
 – as part of Sackpfeifertage, Schwäbisch Hall, February 25 – 28/ 2022:
Improvisation of melodies with typical motives of the modes – accompaniment with borduns and in the manner of the Organa – medieval counterpoint (discantus-style)

For young people:
IM:now – Cologne Improvisation festival
minstrels en heren pipen – medieval improvisation for children, march 19/2022:
at the Rheinische Musikschule/ Köln

july 03/2021
Fulda, Blockflötenshop/ Kunath

Are you interested in having the chance to try and play the different sizes of Paetzold by Kunath Basses?
Do you own one of these extraordinary instruments but feel unsure how to get started?
Are you already used to playing a Paetzold bass and looking for getting to know people and play interesting music?
Welcome to the Paetzold Recorder Seminar!

We assume that you are able to play f- and c-instruments and read violin- and bass clef
application: +49-(0)661-968938-50, info@blockfloetenshop.de http://www.blockfloetenshop.de

oct. 22 – 26/ 2021
16th Wittenberger Renaissance Festival
Wittenberg, Leucorea

Music for Ensemble from the times of Luther

Luther had a profound connection to music as being a means to cure the soul of people, because “the devil hates and despises music…”. Following his advice we will play music for recorder consort from the Renaissance.

For participating in this course the playing of three kinds of recorders is required.
Bass-, greatbass- and contrabass recorders are welcome!
If possible, please bring Renaissance recorders. Instruments can be borrowed if asked for beforehand.

Read more: Kurs Blockflöte
Application & hotels: Wittenberger Renaissance Musikfestival

march, 13/ 2022
Recorder Summit
Early Music in Schwelm, Germany

Cori spezzati

compositions for 3-4 choirs of recorders from time of the Gabrieli brothers

april 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Matonna, mia Cara
Musikschule Brühl

Orlando di Lasso, a true European!
compositions for 4-8 voices by Orlando di Lasso and his contemporaries
– for all lovers of consort music for recorders!
Application and information: info[at]luciamense.de

10th International Festival of the Portative organ
Reimlingen, Tagungshaus “St. Albert”

Feste. Frohsinn. Vaterunser
Music from the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

Lucia MenseEyn vortreflich hochgezit
Ensemble Workshop: Medieval and Early Renaissance Music.
for organetto, harp, singers, lute, fiddle, flute, recorder, soft bagpipes and the like

Stefan KepplerMusic for Santiago di Compostela
Course for beginners on the portative organ

Corina Marti – Le Banquet de Voeu 1454
Masterclass and Course for experienced players / portative

Read more: Wolkenstayn Orgelbau

Sackpfeifertage auf der Comburg
Schwäbisch Hall, Comburg

Workshop Medieval  Music for Ensemble

A course for “bassa/ soft” instruments:
harp, hümmelchen, portativ organ, hurdy-gurdy, flute, vielle, lute, percussion, singing instrument players are also welcome!

We will play music such as songs, cansos, dances, motets – for 1 to 4 players. The fascination for the prima vista improvisation of medieval musicians will be an inspiration for our research. As well as the development of music for 2-4 parts, the notation of the music and the system of tonal and rhythmic modes.

All players are welcome who know how to play their instruments, have experience in ensemble playing, are willing to play by heart and to improvise.

Information: www.sackpfeifertage.de