CDs & Books
Czech classical music in Luxembourg
MusicEnterprise was founded by Geoff Piper in 1995, ihitially as an a.s.b.l. (non-profit-making organisation) but as it developed almost entirely as a one-man.show, the a.s.b.l. was abandoned some years later.
The original purpose was to create personal links with Czech and Slovak professional musicians in order to invite them to play in Luxembourg . Many links were established, comprising organists, singers, instrumental soloists, chamber music ensembles and even chamber orchestras.. All these links are strictly on a personal basis (not to be confused with the operation of a professional concert agency)
A further activity was the sponsoring or part-sponsoring of CDs produced under Czech labels, One of these was for the Bohemia Luxembourg Trio - a designation chosen by MusicEnterprise and used here for the first time. More than twenty other CDs have been released, mainly under the ArcoDiva or Supraphon labels.
Today, the focus has shifted slightly. Geoff Piper tries to encourage exchange systems between Czech/Slovak and Luxembourg musical events.. This works particularly well with organists (see the ORGAN RING ). The ALEA Trio , like the Trio already named, consisted of Czech and Luxembourg musicians but did not meet with the same success.
Activities in Luxembourg
ORGAN RING - This is an exchange system amongst a small team of organists from Luxembourg and the Czech and Slovak Republics, coordinated and sponsored by MusicEnterprise. For details, please see www.organfestivals.org
After the « Organ Ring » and the festival « Prague Muses », Lyric Suite is the third series of concerts involving MusicEnterprise. It was founded in 2016 and is devoted to the lyric art (opera, operetta, Lieder, chanson etc). Lyric Suite has no officials and no statutes; the members, comprising both amateurs and professionals, are volunteers and perform in turn. From 2018 onwards, close cooperation is maintained with the Luxembourg cultural centre Altrimenti.