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Our City of Ladies

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 | 7:30 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral

Artists: Servir Antico, directed by 2023 Artist-in-residence Catalina Vicens

Born in Chile and currently residing in Italy, Calatina Vicens is recognized by the international press as “one of the most interesting musicians in the field of early music.” Her approach to historically-informed performance and musicological research has led her to become one of the most versatile and sought-after historical keyboard performers and teachers of her generation.

In 2013 she founded ensemble Servir Antico, with whom she aims to shed light on the lesser-known repertoire and intellectual heritage of the Humanistic Period (13th-16th century) while using the concert stage to share with the audience the voices of these visionaries of the past, and to also using it to amplify new voices.

In 2021, Ms. Vicens was named curator of the Tagliavini Collection in Italy, one of the largest historical keyboard collections in Europe, and artistic director of Museo San Colombano in Bologna. She is also harpsichord/research lecturer at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium) and Visiting Professor of Harpsichord at Oberlin Conservatory (USA), amongst many other prestigious appointments.

Marie in the Margins

A video installation exploring England’s earliest known female adventure writer, Marie de France, and a forgotten workforce of twelfth-century female scribes & illustrators.

The project explores through the lens of women in the creative industries in Hastings.

Next showing at the International Courtly Literature Society conference at British Columbia University in Vancouver on Friday 28th July, 2023.