Sponsors and collaborators
Festival de Música Antigua de Gijón
Fundación Municipal de Cultura, Educación y Universidad Popular del Ayuntamiento de Gijón/Xixón
Centro Cultura Antiguo Instituto
Calle Jovellanos, 21
33201 Gijón (Asturias)
Telephone: (+34) 985 181 055
Artistic and Technical Director: Eduardo García Salueña
Departament of Arts Promotion
Director: Marián Osácar Gallego
Programme Manager: Jimena Rodríguez Fernández
Technical Assistant: Fernando Oyágüez Reyes
Administrative Assistant: Clara Vigil Villa
Gijón Música Antigua is a project organised and coordinated by the Department of Arts Promotion of the Municipal Foundation of Culture, Education and Popular University which is basically structured around a festival including a programme in which a variety of languages and tendencies are represented, coexisting within the field of Early Music. Different historic periods, structures and procedures are dealt with a globalising focus trying to reconcile different types of audiences and promote interest in this type of repertoire.
On the other hand and with the purpose of complementing the training offer of the festival, the Academy of Early Music was founded in 2009, creating a programme in which theoretical-practical classes, informative talks, as well as musical exhibitions and recitals are included. Generally, it is carried out during the months of February and November.
The 21st edition of the Festival de Música Antigua de Gijón was celebrated between Sundays July 8th and 15th 2018 and structured around the following programming blocks:
Proposals combining different historic ages related to early music (Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque), as well different geographical locations (Italy, Spain, Near and Far East, etc.) and different formations (from soloist recitals to great hybrid ensembles).
7th International Early Music Competition
A new edition of this event in which value is given to the work of vocal, instrumental or mixed ensembles in the field of early music. It counts with two prizes, one granted by a specialised jury and a special one by the audience.
Courses and Workshops
An educational offer addressed to different profiles of students, from music students and players of early music interested in widening their speciality, to professional musicians and enthusiasts wishing to begin and receive a first contact with historical instruments, dancing and repertoires.
With this programme, it is intended to bring early music to rural parishes with the purpose of facilitating new perspectives, experiences and relationships between the inhabitants of the rural area and the city through music, artistic and cultural wealth and nature.
Talks and Meetings
Dynamic activities with a high audio-visual content round the dissemination of early music, intending to gather different profiles (regarding ages, training and character) and providing resources and critical judgement instruments for the enthusiastic audiences. In their interest to include new audiences and by integrating of different social sectors, the festival includes activities like ‘Antiqvo activo’ or informative talks about ‘The Approach to Early Music’.
Peque festival antiqvo
Specially designed for young publics between 7 and 12 years old, it is bound to the didactic method and musical story La abuela vihuela, by professor Noemí González Sagüillo. It includes from how to play a vihuela to the work of choreography, drama, staging, and costume aspects, for a global understanding of the Renaissance period.