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The Garden of Pleasure -Bohemian Baroque Music in The Kroměříž Castle in Czech Republic-

  • Organization : Ensemble Academia Musica
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


Following their successful debut concert in 2022, the ensemble continued their focus on Bohemian Baroque music in the 17th century. Especially for this concert, the ensemble shed light on the music from the The Kroměříž Castle in Czech Republic. From the enormous numbers of manuscripts in its library, the selected pieces for various instrumentations were performed, including the Bertali’s sonata for four natural trumpets, strings (baroque violins, viola, viola da gamba, violone), baroque harp and organ, Biber’s dance suits (balletti) for strings, Froberger’s toccata and ricercare for solo harp and harp & organ duo. The ensemble welcomed special guest singer Yusuke Watanabe (bass member of Bach Collegium Japan) for Biber’s ‘Night-watch’s Serenade’.


Ensemble Academia Musica
The period instruments ensemble led by Tomohiro Sugimura, the natural trumpet player who studied in Royal Conservatory in the Hague and Scola Cantorum Basiliensis.
The ensemble mainly focuses on the 17th Century Baroque music in Germany and Austria region which has rarely been performed in Japan. In their annual tour, the ensemble brings the authentic sound of baroque music in Tokyo and other regions in Japan such as Kyushu and Shikoku.


Tomohiro Sugimura
Ensemble Academia Musica
1-10—5-401, Adumabashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, 130-0001


City Hall & Gallery Gotanda Music Hall, Gotanda City, Tokyo