B20 Grotescus Musicus
Status: Cancelled

The two conductors leading this atelier will work in partnership: they will equally share the workshop, choosing, teaching and conducting half the repertoire each, and helping each other wherever possible and needed.


Come, lets have fun!

Come on, have fun?

Come. Fun.

Lets have...

Fun? On!

Composers have always liked to play and joke around, jest with and pull a grotesque grimace at the world or at nature itself.  Come and enjoy the wittiness of these compositions from different eras.  We have selected some of our favourite pieces from the rich Renaissance and the funny, resourceful 20-21. century, showing the variety of musical tools used by the composers to express allegresse, humour or sarcasm. Amuse yourself with learning, singing and performing these fabulous works.  The crown of the event will be the first performance of Georgi Sztojanov's new piece commissioned by the Europa Cantat festival.


REPERTOIRE – a list of pieces (not final yet!) from which the final repertoire of the atelier will be chosen

  1. Orlande de Lassus: Chi, chili chi 
  2. Adriano Banchieri: Contrapunto bestiale alla mente 
  3. Mátyás Seiber: Three Nonsense Songs 
  4. Goffredo Petrassi: Nonsense No. 4. , 5.
  5. Eric Whitacre: Animal Crackers II. series
  6. Einojuhani Rautavaara: Ludus verbalis
  7. Tom Johnson: Caunting duet 
  8. Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: Pseudo-Yoik
  9. Jaakko Mäntyjärvi: El Hambo



Atelier conductor:
Hans-Joachim LUSTIG Short bio
Máté SZABÓ SIPOS Short bio
Length: 8 days
Start date of atelier: Saturday 25 July
final performance: Saturday 01 August
Category: mixed
Age: open
Commissioned piece: Georgi Sztojanov (HU/BG)