On this page you will find the bids for hosting the 2020 Conference.
Please have a look at the materials before our conference starts in a few weeks.
BID 1: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK
As an institution, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a natural home for the Biennial Baroque conference. Founded in 1886 (although with roots dating back to 1856), we have a history of combining high-level performance and research: for example, we were the first UK conservatoire to award research degrees. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is in the privileged position of being a conservatoire that is also part of a university, meaning that we benefit from the resources of both a specialist music college and a large academic institution.We have a very rich musicological community (researching Tinctoris through to Messiaen), including the Early Music Theory group and French Music Research Hub, both of which have been awarded substantial Arts & Humanities Research Council grants. In particular, we have substantial expertise in Baroque music. Our Forum for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music comprises eight members of staff whose specialisms cover French, Italian, English, German and Latin American music of this period, as well as five PhD students working on related topics, and two emeritus Professors acting as advisors. Collectively we have attended some 39 previous Biennial Baroque conferences; hence we understand the special nature of this event and know what makes these conferences a success!
See full pdf Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Bid