New Collegium (Collegium Musicum Den Haag)

New Collegium (formerly known as Collegium Musicum Den Haag) is a baroque orchestra and chamber ensemble based in The Netherlands.

The orchestra was founded in 2006 by Brazilian/Italian harpsichordist Claudio Ribeiro.

New Collegium 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 New Collegium is not formally linked to the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, nearly all of its members are graduates from this conservatory.

In 2016, the ensemble was a prize-winner at the International Van Wassenaer Competition and "ensemble in residence" at the 27th International Early Music Festival of Juiz de Fora in Brazil. New Collegium performs at such renowned festivals as the Utrecht Early Music Festival (NL), MAfestival Brugge (BE), Itineraire Baroque (FR), Internationale Baroktage Stift Melk (AT), and Opus Amadeus Festival (TR).

The ensemble's third CD, Chameleon, was awarded the Diapason d'Or, Toccata CD des Monats and De keuze van Klara in 2019.


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