Early Music Studio
Early Music Studio has called Kelowna home for 17 years, advancing the knowledge of 17th and 18th century music in the community. The musicians, early keyboard specialist Susan Adams and early fretted instrument player and luthier Clive Titmuss play live, make recordings, act as a cultural bank and promote awareness of live music on period instruments, having won national and international attention as performers, teachers and scholars.
They regularly play two major concert productions each year in Kelowna, make instruments, teach students and add information, images, and free music notation to their website. The website ( www.earlymusicstudio.com) acts as a focus for public attention and it directs music lovers to recordings, videos and photo essays, information about instruments and instrument making and restoration, concert activity and scholarship in the field.
Our mission is to educate and expose the public to music from previous eras and its relevance to our daily life. A not-for-profit organization, Friends of Early Music Studio is a registered society with a board of directors and volunteers who assist with the presentation of concerts and help to spread knowledge about the music.
…Thanks for the wonderful music and lovely afternoon. It was a memorable event with much to hold people’s interest! Lots of work to organize – no? It is lovely to have silence around the venue, and an opportunity to focus on intricacy and details of sound…
A selected collection of concert photos, press and tablature samples. You can see more photo albums on our Facebook page.
…Thank you! The music was all lovely, the [piece by] Kerll was a hoot! Susan, your story and Anna’s reading of it brought me to tears…
(click each link to play audio)
For a complete list of albums, [click here]
Early Music Studio Videos. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Six-course guitar in koa wood after Pages by Clive TitmussArticle: An overview of the six-course guitar by Clive Titmuss | This is Classical Guitar
Classical Guitar Canada: A collection of contributed guest posts by Clive Titmuss.
• Bach’s Lute Suites: This Myth is Busted – Part I & Part II
• The Vihuela: History and Style – Part One
• The Vihuela: History and Style – Part Two
• The Vihuela—Part Three: Confessions of a Vihuelista
• An overview of the six-course guitar
• Baroque Guitar for Smarties
MEET THE MAKER Clive Titmuss, Interviewed By Gordon Gray
An interview that appeared in The Guild of American Luthiers magazine.