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Here are the new contact addresses.



We have received no information from CEFEMA for many months, but have just received information about new projects and the above addresses.

I have looked at the new website, which is not yet active, and the link to the old site has not been updated since 2004 and many of  the links do not work - but our links below DO connect, so try these please.




CEFEMA - Central European Festivals of Early Music Association


Bratislava Document

Fifteen managers and artistic directors of Early Music Festivals in Central Europe met on 14 and 15 October 2000 in Bratislava and they decided to establish the Central European Festivals Early Music Association or CEFEMA. They signed the 'Bratislava Document', thus confirming this intention.


Six different Central European countries were represented: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. In anticipation of the formal establishment of CEFEMA, the co-signatories separated in national groups and each group appointed a National Representative. The six National Representatives formed a preliminary Supervisory Board from which an Executive Board was chosen.


Board of CEFEMA

Board of National Representatives

for the Czech Republic: Daniel Sobotka, since succeeded by Markéta Semeradová

for Estonia: Raho Langsepp

for Hungary: János Malina

for Poland: Agata Sapiecha

for Slovakia: Elisabeth Rajterová

for Slovenia: Tjasa Krajnc


Check the list of Early Music Festivals below for addresses, phone and faxnumbers and e-mail addresses.


Executive Board

Three persons among the National Representatives were appointed to form the Executive Board: Raho Langsepp (chairman), János Malona (secretary) and Agata Sapiecha (treasurer)

Raho Langsepp: mailto:raho@ut.ee

Janos Malina: mailto:malina@drotposta.huxtra.sk

Agata Sapiecha: - agasap@wp.pl and a.sapiecha@hoga.pl 


The Executive Board accepted to take the necessary measures for the formal constitution of CEFEMA:

- find the country with the most favourable circumstances for the legal seat of CEFEMA

- prepare the articles of the Association

- proceed with the actual constitution of the Association.

- and undertake all further necessary action such as: finding and manning an office, prepare budgets, prepare specific action and begin looking for funding.


The best legal climate, 'de jure' as well as 'de facto', for CEFEMA was found in Estonia and chairman Raho Langsepp spent a lot of time and energy in preparing the articles of the association.


After several meetings and many e-mailed communications among its members, the Executive Board met on Sunday 16 December 2001 in Warsaw where they were joined by Hans van Lier who was invited as an 'external consultant'. Prior to the formal establishement of CEFEMA they wanted to review the situation, to make such changes as necessary in the drafted articles, to agree on such matters as voting procedures, membership fees, first activities of the association etcetera, etcetera.


REPORT on the meeting of the constituting Executive Board of the Central European Festivals of Early Music Association (CEFEMA), an association in the process of being constituted, on Sunday 16 December 2001 in Warsaw.


1. Present at the meeting were Raho Langsepp (Tartu, Estonia), chairman, Agata Sapieha (Warsaw, Poland), treasurer and János Malina (Budapest, Hungary), secretary, as well as Hans van Lier (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), the latter invited as an external advisor to the Association.


2. The formal meeting was agreed to begin on Sunday at 11.00 a.m. in the Hotel Europejski, however, Raho Langsepp and Hans van Lier, flying to Warsaw, arrived already on the previous day and they began their discussion already that same evening. János Malina, who had travelled by night train from Budapest, arrived on the Sunday morning early and he joined Raho and Hans in their preliminary deliberations.


3. They agreed on the following agenda:

1. opening of the E.B. meeting

2. articles of CEFEMA

3. membership and membership fees

4. formal establishement of CEFEMA in Estonia

5. organisation of a CEFEMA office, possible employee(s)

6. development of CEFEMA projects

7. budgeting for CEFEMA and for projects

8. other bussiness

9. conclusion of the meeting.


4. The meeting took place in the kaviarnia of the Hotel Europejski and at 11.20 the participants agreed that the meeting had opened.

The proposed articles; suggested changes

Chairman Raho Langsepp reported on his work of preparing the formal establishment of the Association as a non-profit association in Estonia. All participants had previously received a proposed set of articles for the Association prepared by Raho with the assistance of a lawyer among his friends.

There were a number of changes suggested by the participants, mainly of an editorial nature and Raho was asked to consult with his expert friend and introduce such changes into the proposed articles. If, with hindsight, any other changes were deemed usefull or necessary by participants, such changes should be reported to Raho within 10 days for the consideration of Raho and his expert friend.

Members, voting rights, membership fees

The Association, being primarily an association of Festivals of Early Music in the Central European region, shall know member festivals as well as individual members, the last category being natural persons closely associated with the organisation of such festivals. After ample discussion the participants in the meeting decided that member festivals shall be represented by only one person, who shall have two votes to cast in voting and/or election procedures. In case the member representing a member festival can not personally exercise his voting rights, he can authorise the transfer of his voting rights in writing to another member, either another festival member or an individual member.

The Executive Board proposes that at present the membership fee for a member festival shall be the equivalent of 350 per annum.

Individual members shall also have the right to transfer to another member in writing the exercise of their voting rights.

The Executive Board proposes that at present the yearly membership fee for individual members shall amount to 50 or its equivalent.

These and similar matters shall be regulated in the 'internal rules' of the Association.

At present some fifteen festivals are associated in CEFEMA and it is quite clear that this number does not represent all possible members in the Central European region. The Executive Board recommends that new, suitable members be actively invited to apply for membership of our Association.

Formal constitution

The Executive Board acknowledged with appreciation that a great deal of research and work had been necessary to decide where CEFEMA might best find its legal seat and in preparation of the articles; most of this had been the task of chairman Raho Langsepp. The participants in the meeting were confident that all necessary changes in the proposed articles could be succesfully worked out by Raho and his Estonian legal consultant and they authorised Raho to proceed with the formal establishement of CEFEMA as soon as possible without further authorisation of the Executive Board.

Organisation of CEFEMA

The Executive Board, reviewing the great number of specific aims that need to be addressed, is of the opinion that a good organisation of its task requires the appointment on the shortest possible notice of an executive assistant to support the chairman, who shall have to be the prime mover of the daily business of CEFEMA as well as office space . Frequent consultations between the chairman and such an assistant is necessary and the likely candidate shall best be situated therefore in Estonia; the Executive Board authorised the chairman to find the appropriate person who, for the time being, shall be offered part time employment.



CEFEMA projects

Festival programs

The first priority must be the publication of the festival programs of the member festivals und such programs must be aivailable eloectronically - "on the web" - and, if financially possible, also in a booklet or folder.


For electronic publication Hans van Lier offered hospitality to CEFEMA on the SIC website: the "home page" of the site would offer the choice of the CEFEMA part or the SIC part of the site. In the CEFEMA part the programs of the member festivals would be published as well as any other information that CEFEMA would like to share with the 'outside world'. Festivals that operate their own webside can be "linked" to the CEFEMA site. The set-up of the divided site is already available. Names of prospective editors of the program information were mentioned and János Malina shall contact such persons to see who might be willing to undertake this work. Preferably the information deadline would have to be 31 January 2002.


Collective membership of the European Early Music Festival Association (Ambronnay)

A few years ago, an association of European festivals of Early Music was established in Ambronnay (France). The membership fee for this association is prohibitive for most - if not all - of the CEFEMA membership, however, Casper Vogel, director of the Utrecht Early Music Festival, who is a member of the board of this "Ambronnay Association", suggested earlier that it might well be possible to negotiate a collective membership for CEFEMA and its members. János Malina accepted the job of negotiating with the Ämbronnay Association about the specific conditions.


Show cases

Agata Sapieha proved to be a champion of organising "show cases", an event where the best of the Central European ensembles can present themselves to 'interested parties', i.e. organisers and/or programmers of festivals or concert series of Early Music in Central and Western Europe. The participants of the meeting agreed that the performance level in Central Europe in general needs improvement, certainly, but this does not mean that there wouldn't be any ensembles that couldn't succesfully accept the challenge. It is important to demonstrate the capabilities of such ensembles, which very often are unjustly ignored outside of their own countries.

Raho, Agata and János shall have the necessary consultations and prepare a short list of such ensembles. Meanwhile the Executive Board shall search for a suitable schedule and a location for such an event which should take place some time in the year 2003. Plans for the event should be ready by 1 June 2002 so that there will be sufficient time to find the necessary funding for the event.


Other possible activities were reviewed, however, the participants in the meeting agreed that too much was as yet uncertain and/or undecided and that it would not be usefull to discuss other activities in any detail at this time.



CEFEMA needs funding in order to to function and the first funding may be expected from the membership fees. On behalf of SIC - that also this time provide the funds for travel and accommodation of this meeting of the Executive Board - Hans van Lier informed the other participants that untill the end of 2003 the SIC budget includes an amount for the support of CEFEMA. In order to manage the organisation of CEFEMA a budget is not only indispensable, it is also a useful instrument. Raho shall make this budget and consult with the other participants as necessary. Hans specified that SIC shall inform CEFEMA of the exact amount that it will contribute for 2002 on the basis of this budget.

Quite apart from the budgetting for CEFEMA's organisation, budgets are necessary for each of the separate activities of CEFEMA, at present being the publication of the festival programs as well as the organisation of the "show cases".

On the basis of the budget of CEFEMA's organisation the board of SIC shall decide what amount it can contribute to CEFEMA. SIC has been assured of subsidy untill the end of 2002 and it is as yet unknown if and to what extent SIC shall receive financial support from the Dutch government after that period.


Other business

The Executive Board considers itself authorised by the first 'pre-establishement' meeting of October 2000 in Bratislava to undertake all that was discussed at this meeting, however, it shall welcome to put its actions, both those taken and those proposed, to a meeting of the National Representatives and it proposes that such a meeting to be held on 12 May 2002 at a suitable place to be determined.



At 17.15 Agata had to return home to feed a hungry baby and János would like to prepare for catching a night train back to Budapest and the chairman concluded the meeting.


5. This report on the meeting of the Executive Board was prepared by Hans van Lier on request of the members of the Executive Board.

Amsterdam, 19 December 2001.




An English translation of the Articles of CEFEMA shall be published on this site as soon as it is available.


Cultural Contact Points

In each of the member countries of the European Union there is - or will be - a 'Cultural Contact Point' or CCP where information on the current European Culture Programs shall be available. A very useful website with information on culture programs (in German) and with the addresses of national CCPs is the website of the German Cultural Council ("Deutsche Kulturrat") at www.kulturrat.de/ccp/ .


Member Festivals of CEFEMA and their Consultants

Czech Republic:

Cesky Krumlov: July/August

Ms Hanna Blochová, Dlouhá 92, CZ - 381 01 Cesky Krumlov.

Phone/fax: 00 420 337 711 681; e-mail: hbloch@earlymusic.cz


Consultant Early Music for 'Prague Spring', annually 2nd half of May

Dr Michaela Freemanová, CZ - 252 82 Kammeny Privoz 274.

Phone: 00 420 2 2428 2357; e-mail: dfreeman@volny.cz


Dolní Lukavice: Haydn Festival  and Conference 11. - 14. 9. 2003

Ms Dagmar Paclová, Na Dionysce, 2, CZ - 160 00 Praha 6.Poslední vydání

Phone/fax: 00 420 2 311 2152;

website: www.haydn-festival.webzdarma.cz



Mr Daniel Sobotka, Cultural Concept, Ltd.,

P.O.B. 10, CZ - 110 05 Praha 1

Phone: 00 420 724 00 53 63; fax: 00 420 724 00 53 73; e-mail: daniel.sobotka@iol.cz


Romana Junková, FOK Concert Agency,

Kostel Sv. Simona a Judy, Dusny ul., CZ-110 00 Praha 1


Prague, Music Festival "Summer Festivities of Early Music" (June-September)

Collegium Marianum - Týn School and Recek College (Cultural and educational institution)

PhDr. Markéta Semerádová, Melantrichova 971/19, 110 00 Praha 1

Phone: 00420 2 2422 9462; fax: 00420 2 2423 3417;

e-mail: marketa@tynska.cuni.cz ;

website: www.tynska.cuni.cz  




Haapsalu Early Music Festival, annually early July

Mr Egmont Välja, Rävala 12, EE-10143 Tallinn.

Phone: 00 372 501 6005 (mobile) and +372 646 6655; fax +372 646 6656;

e-mail: egmont@concertogrosso.ee ;

website: www.concertogrosso.ee  


Mr Toomas Siitan,

Trummi 23a-24, EE 12617 Tallinn

Phone/fax: 00 372 672 6260  GSM 00 372 529 9117;

e-mail: tsiitan@estpak.ee  


Tartu Early Music Festival, annually middle of May

Mr Raho Langsepp, Jakobi 13-2, EE - 52003 Tartu.

Phone/fax: 00 372 50 94 612; e-mail: raho@ut.ee ;

website: www.ut.ee/festival/index2.html



Early Music Days, Sopron, annually 8-9 days at the end of June

Ms Maria Liszkay, Hungarofest, 1072 Budapest, Nagydiófa u. 10-12.

Phone: 00 36 1 266 1459 and 342 9038; fax: 00 36 1 342 9511;

e-mail: hungfest@matavnet.hu  Mr. Zoltán Farkas, MTA Zenetudományi Intézet, Tancics u. 7, H - 1014 Budapest.

Phone: 00 36 1 214 6770 ext. 119 and 00 36 26 340 653; fax: 00 36 1 375 9282;

e-mail: zfarkas@zti.hu  Mr. János Malina, Krisztina krt. 13, H - 1122 Budapest.

Phone: 00 36 1 356 5421; e-mail: Malina@drotposta.hu  


Budapest Early Music Forum, annually last week of May

Mr. György Igricz, Hurok u. 3, H - 1091 Budapest.

Phone: 00 36 1 302 4961; fax: 00 36 1 301 4962; e-mail: igric@freemail.c3.hu


Hungarian Haydn Society - Haydn Festival, Fertöd-Esterhaza September

Mr Kálmán Strém, Strém Concert Ltd., Bimbó u. 75, H - 1022 Budapest.

Phone/fax: 00 36 1 326 6152; e-mail: stremk@matavnet.hu



Festival "Song of our Roots", Jaroslaw;  August

Mr Maciej Kazinski, ul. 3 Maja 5/5, PL - 81-729 Sopot.

Phone/fax: 00 48 58 551 3078; e-mail: kazinski2000@use.pl  and kazinski@friko5.onet.pl  


Early Music Festival at the Royal Castle, Warsaw, annually Sundays in November

Ms Anna Kociecka, ul. Swietochowskiego 1 m 112, PL - 01-318 Warszawa

or Royal Castle of Warsaw, Plac Zamkowyu, PL - 00-277 Warszawa.

Phone: 00 48 22 664 8948 (home) or + 657 2309 (Royal Castle); fax: 00 48 22 635 0498

Ms Ewa Stawecka-Kruszewska, ul Mozart 10 m 804, PL – 02-736 Warszawa

or Royal Castle of Warsaw, Plac Zamkowyu, PL – 00-277 Warszawa

Phone 00 48 22 657 2326; fax 00 48 22 635 0498


Cracow Early Music Festival - annually summer edition - 1st half of July;

autumn edition - 1st half of October

Marcin Szelest, ul. Wroclawska, 43/73 PL - 30-011 Kraków

Phone/fax 00 48 12 6326055; e-mail: mszelest@kr.onet.pl


Early Music Summer Academy, Wilanow nr. Warsaw July/August

Ms Agata Sapieha, Kanadyjska 4 m 7, PL - 03-957 Warszawa.

Phone/fax: 00 48 22 617 1702


Polish Early Music Competition; next edition: November and Early Music Festival at the Royal Castle, Warsaw (see above)

Mr Jacek Urbaniak, ul. Zakroczymska 2 m 2, PL - 00-225 Warszawa.

Phone/fax: 00 48 22 831 2482; e-mail: jurbi@friko7.onet.pl




Bratislava "Days of Early Music"; October

Ms Elizabeth Rajterová, Center of Early Music, Fándlyho 1, SK- 811 03 Bratislava.

Phone/fax: 00 421 7 5441 8484; mobile: +905 439 541; e-mail: raramusica@nextra.sk  




Radovljica Festival; 2nd half of August

Ms Tjasa Krajnc (artistic director), Jocova 50, SI-2000 Maribor

Phone/fax: 00 386 2 420 0128

and RC RTV Maribor, Ilichova 33, SI-2000 Maribor

Phone: 00 386 2 429 9214; fax: + 429 9166;

e-mail: tjasa.krajnc@rtvslo.si ;

website: http://festival-radovljica.amis.net

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