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WHO WE ARE
zamus – The Early Music Centre
A unique cultural institution in Germany
We warmly welcome anyone interested in Early Music: artists, children, young people, students and spectators.
zamus provides musicians with working spaces, supports them in performance endeavours and facilitates networking.
Every year the Cologne Early Music Festival features a series of special concert and event formats: from enacted music performances to conversation concerts, children’s events and improvisation sessions, variously featuring young soloists and ensembles to top-class stars. The festival has become iconic in the Cologne music scene.
zamus is more than just the Cologne Early Music Festival: we stage numerous inspiring concerts throughout the whole year.
zamus promotes innovative, scientific and experimental approaches towards Early Music such as the series zamus: unlimited.
zamus: means interaction!
zamus: musiklabor regularly sets the stage for a dialogue between well-known musical personalities and their audiences and is free of charge: ask away, all questions are welcome! Zamus commits to supporting Cologne’s independent arts scene, contributes to its international renown, and also serves as a focal point for artists in the region.
zamus places a great emphasis on music education and outreach in North Rhine-Westphalia. In cooperation with the Technische Hochschule Köln (University of Applied Sciences Cologne) and the RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur (Rheinenergie cultural foundation) a pilot project in the area of Participatory Art was initiated in 2019. The foundation additionally enables the unique zamus outreach programmes in and around Cologne.
zamus’ further education programme for professional development in arts management will begin in 2020. It will offer young musicians assistance on how to best prepare for the challenges of the cultural industry. The Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (University of Music and Dance Cologne) will be a co-operation partner in this project.