European Hanseatic Ensemble

Artistic direction: Manfred Cordes

The Hanseatic cities in Northern Europe, with Lübeck at the top, were poles of economic wealth and middle class prosperity. At the same time the Hanseatic League incited a diverse flourishing of culture, including music. The goal of this European project is to rediscover the great musical heritage of this region in the years around 1600 and to revive it for our time through concert performances. The project is coordinated in the European Hansemuseum in Lübeck.

The project is aimed at talented young musicians who study or have studied Early Music at a European conservatory or university and are under 31 years of age in September 2019.

The European Hanse-Ensemble will be newly formed each year, consisting of musicians that particularly excelled in the masterclasses of the previous year. The ensemble will tour different Hanseatic cities with a newly developed programme each year.

The concerts and rehearsals will take place in the summer of 2020. Detailed plans and dates will be announced in 2019.