European Music Trails

Le portrait de Jean-Sébastian Bach pour l'European Music Trails

About the project

Bach, The Art of Movement

Co-funded by the European Union, the « European Music Trails 2022-2024” project gather three European partners: Notenspur Leipzig (Germany), Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu (France) and Fondazione Teatro Communale di Modena (Italy). This edition entitled Bach – The Art of Movement will focus on Leipzig’s famous composer J. S. Bach, the influences of international composers on his work as well as his influence on composers through the continent.


Project Activities

Bach Academy

Master classes & concerts for future professional musicians
The Bach Academy is a European cooperation activity dedicated to students at German, French or Italian conservatories specializing in the interpretation of the Baroque repertoire.
A first academy took place in 2022: 21 musicians on period instruments and 3 singers were conducted by Franck-Emmanuel Comte and supervised by Reynier Guerrero (violin and traverso), Mechthild Karkow (violin and viola) and Aude Walker-Viry (cello and double bass).

The second Bach Academy will take place from 18 to 25 July 2024 in Modena (Italy) and then from 17 to 24 November 2024 in Leipzig (Germany).

14 to 18 November 2022:
Artistic residency in Leipzig (Germany)

18 November 2022:
Concert in Leipzig (Germany)

20 November 2022:
Concert in Lyon (France)

Juillet 2024 :
Artistic residency in Modena (Italy)

November 2024:
Artistic residency in Leipzig (Germany)

Project Activities

A creative dialogue between trilingual slam and baroque music
In the winter of 1705, J.S. Bach set off on a journey of over 400km on foot from Arnstadt to Lübeck to meet the greatest organist in Northern Europe: Dietrich Buxtehude. Based on this episode, which was undoubtedly both a spiritual and artistic quest for the young man, the artistic team, made up of slammer Mehdi Krüger and artistic director Franck-Emmanuel Comte, have come up with a show combining Bach's music with poetry written in German, Italian and French, performed by Josephine von Blütenstaub, Simone Savogin and Mehdi Krüger, accompanied by Aude Walker-Viry's cello and Tiko's beatbox.

26 to 29 March 2023:
Artistic residency in Lyon (France)

30 March 2023: School concert and concert for the general public in Lyon (France)

31 March 2023:
School concert and concert for the general public at Saint-Donat (France)

20 April 2023:
Concert in Leipzig (Germany)

27 May 2023:
Concert in Modena (Italy)

30 August 2024:
Concert in Leipzig (Germany)

31 August 2024:
Concert au Köthener Bachfesttage (Allemagne)

L'exposition itinérante de l'European Music Trails

Project Activities

The Art of Movement

A touring exhibition about J.S. Bach
Under the tutelage of Prof. Ronald Scherzer-Heidenberger, students of the architectural programme of the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig (HTWK Leipzig) will imagine a touring exhibition designed to be presented in public places such as railway stations, shopping malls or airports in each of the three partnering countries ; offering to passers-by a more "accidental" approach to Bach's music, dance, and the concept of transnational movements of ideas and therefore reaching a very diverse and broad audience.

November 2023 to March 2024:
Exhibition in Leipzig (Germany)

April to July 2024:
Exhibition in Modena (Italy)

August to November 2024:
Exhibition in Lyon (France)

Sentiers musicaux Européens

Project Activities


A cross-disciplinary performance of hip hop dance and baroque music
This show combines hip-hop and baroque dance with instrumental music by Johann Sebastian Bach. The artistic team, made up of dancer and choreographer Hubert Hazebroucq, dancer Maria Picardi and cellist Aude Walker-Viry, offer a choreographic and musical variation on the theme of "Bach and movement".

April 2024:
Concert in Lyon (France)

May 2024:
Concert in Modena (Italy)
Concert in Saint-Donat (France)

November 2024:
Concert in Leipzig (Germany)

Les artistes de Concerts "au vert" pour l'European Music Trails

Project Activities

Concerts "in the green"

Outdoor concerts in the countryside or in parks
In order to offer a unique musical experience in rural areas, the three partners will be organising concerts and participatory dances in public spaces such as parks and gardens, as well as in small villages. Concerts and events on wine estates, cycling tours, mountain hikes, musical walks - the three partners are organising an event every year in July.

July 2022/23/24:
Music Bike Trail-Tour à Leipzig (Allemagne)
Aubade à Saint-Donat (France)
Trekking musical à Montecreto (Italie)

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