Collegium Musicum Den Haag

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Origin Den Haag, The Netherlands
Genres Early Music
Baroque Music
Years active 2006–Present
Labels ORF Edition Alte Musik
Members Claudio Ribeiro
Inês d'Avena
Rebecca Rosen

Collegium Musicum Den Haag is a baroque orchestra composed of musicians who trained at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in The Netherlands. The orchestra was founded in 2006 by Brazilian/Italian harpsichordist Claudio Ribeiro.

The orchestra is modeled after the collegium musicum of the Baroque era, an organized association of musicians that held regular meetings for the performance of music. Many of these organizations were established by university students (such as Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Kuhnau, Johann Friedrich Fasch) who were keen to present their musical ideas to the public. These collegia musica were not directly associated with the universities themselves. Similarly, although COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag is not formally linked to the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, nearly all of its members are graduates from this conservatory.

The orchestra has performed in various festivals and concert series such as the Anton Philipszaal in The Hague, the 2006 Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Brunnenthaler Konzertsommer (Austria) and Festival Italia Mia (Vienna, Austria). In 2007, it released its first recording "L'Europe Réunie" on the label ORF Edition Alte Musik. A second recording "Mr. Handel's Delight" will be released on the same label in Fall 2008.


l'europe réunie (ORF Edition Alte Musik) Georg Philipp Telemann: Wasser-Ouvertüre in C / Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins, 2 recorders, 2 oboes, bassoon & strings RV 566 / Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for harpsichord, 2 recorders, 2 violins, viola & b.c. BWV 1057 / Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer: Concerto armonico Nr. 5 / Jean-Féry Rebel: Fantaisie

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