Mr. Anders Muskens
EARLY MUSIC AFFILIATION(S)Artistic Director, Composer, Concert Producer, Conductor, Editor, Historical Dancer, Music School (Student), Musicologist, Professional Performer
INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYEDClavichord, Conductor, Fortepiano, Harpsichord, Organ, Other Keyboard
Anders Muskens (b. 1993) began modern piano studies at the age of 4 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He completed a Masters in historical performance on forte-piano and harpsichord at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague under Dr. Bart van Oort and Petra Somlai, with additional lessons on harpsichord given by Fabio Bonizzoni and Patrick Ayrton. He completed master’s thesis research under the supervision of Dr. Anna Scott and Dr. Jed Wentz on the application of late 18th century rhetorical acting methods to musical performance in the period. He also completed an Associate Diploma in modern piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Irina Konovalov. He received numerous awards and scholarships including: first place at the Early Music Young Ensemble Competition at the London Exhibition of Early Music 2018 in a duo with soprano Tinka Pypker; the „Hofkapelle Elbe-Elster“ für das Jahr 2019 prize at the „Gebrüder Graun Prize“ 2018 in Bad Liebenwerda, DE with his ensemble Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester; and more.
He was chosen as an Artist in Residence on solo fortepiano and harpsichord at the National Music Centre in Calgary (CA), and he has played solo programmes and with ensemble in the Utrecht Early Music Festival Fabulous Fringe (NL), the London International Exhibition of Early Music (UK), the MAfestival Brugge (BE), the Laus Polyphoniae Festival Antwerp (BE), the Geelvinck Fortepiano Museum in Zutphen (NL), and the Wahrenbrücker Graun-Festtage (DE). He will play in the “I Concerti di Campagna” concert series in Monte Compatri, near Rome and the Fortepiano festival in Wolfenbüttel (DE).
- Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester