Who we are
The Association des Concerts de Musique Ancienne (ACMA) was born forty years ago, shortly after the creation of the Geneva Early Music Center.
At that time, the renewed interest for instruments of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods was growing significantly and contributed to bring to light little-known repertoires, expand the range of existing instruments and develop new sonorities through instrument making based on historical sources.
Since, the ACMA hasn’t stopped promoting early music in Geneva, mainly focusing its activities on organizing concerts. Today, there are three concert seasons: the festivals Luths et Théorbes and Soirs d’Automne, that alternate biennially and Les Dimanches de l’ACMA, which occurs every year.
– Luths et Théorbes is dedicated to the repertoires of early plucked string instruments and shows all their variety by proposing soloist recitals and chamber music concerts. Many lutenists of international renown have already been heard during this festival since its creation in 2002.
– Soirs d’Automne has for main goal to provide a showcase for musicians from Geneva and its surroundings who play medieval, Renaissance or Baroque repertoires, be they native from the region or from cities as far away as Buenos Aires, Paris, Berlin or Milano.
– Les Dimanches de l’ACMA takes place every spring and aims particularly to promote young musicians graduating from early music departments here and abroad.
The many concerts organized over the past years have provided a showcase in Geneva for musicians from all over the world, but also to those who work, teach or study in this city, allowing them to express themselves in a creative, open and public environment such as a concert performance, sharing thus their passion for the instruments and the repertoires of past centuries.
The ACMA is subsidized by the City of Geneva.
Would you like to join and support the association?
Subscribe by filling in the form on page “Soutenir l’ACMA” !
The annual membership fee will enable you to be informed of our activities and have reduced price tickets to concerts.