„Musica Antiqua Salzburg“ (MAS) is a period instrumental ensemble specialising in historically informed performance of early music.
The ensemble consists of internationally renowned artists focussing on instrumental consort music of the early Baroque for cornetts & sackbuts supported by basso continuo in a variety of settings from solo up to larger instrumentations for winds and strings including vocal music from solo to larger scale choral works.
The ensembles main emphasis is on Salzburg’s rich history and musical diversity in Baroque Salzburg and features composers such as Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Paul Hofhaimer, Johann Stadlmayr & Georg Muffat. Musica Antiqua are also heavily dedicated to the diversity of Italian Baroque from Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi & Biaggio Marini, to German Barqoue masters such as Heinrich Schütz, Michael Praetorius as well as from various other European countries.
Since its foundation in 2010, MAS looks back on several successful projects and engagements, such as the festival opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival, Musik Sommer Millstatt, Kirchenkonzert-Reihe in St. Leonhard, Original Klang Freistadt, or Alte Musik im Schloss Linz.
Recent highlights include the performance of the Schrattenbach Requiem by J.M. Haydn at the Diabellisommer Mattsee, as well as the Marienvesper by C. Monteverdi in the Munich Herculessaal.