2025 Festival | June 8–15, 2025


The heart of the Boston Early Music Festival is our world-famous Exhibition. As the premier early music trade show in North America and among the largest in the world, the BEMF Exhibition features some of the top Early Music tradespeople from across the globe, with makers of period instruments, music publishers, dealers in rare books, prints, and manuscripts, and representatives from the world’s leading conservatories and schools of music. The Exhibition is visited daily by hundreds of amateur and professional musicians, students, scholars, and enthusiasts from around the world seeking to purchase instruments, restock their libraries, renew old friendships, and immerse themselves in an unparalleled opportunity for enrichment and discovery.

Our colleagues at CRB Classical New England visited the 2023 Exhibition and shared this video tour spotlighting just a few of the amazing Exhibitors on hand.

2023 Exhibitors

Keyboard Instruments & Accessories
Harpsichord Clearing House, Inc.
Steven W. Sørli, Lautenwerk Maker
Zuckermann Harpsichords International

String Instruments, Bows & Accessories
Affourtit Historical Bows
Francis Beaulieu, Viol Maker
Boston Catlines
Dan’s Gut Strings
Dipper Restorations
Warren Ellison, Violin Maker
Gabriela’s Baroque
Gamut Music, Inc.
H.F. Grabenstein, Bowmaker
High Plains Baroque Violins
Hoffer Historical Bows
Timothy G. Johnson, Luthier
Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin
Old Violin for Sale – 1712 Daniel Parker
Sarah W. Peck Violins
Perrin & Associates Fine Violins
Trouvere Music Works
Unprofitable Instruments

Wind Instruments & Accessories
Boaz Berney Historical Flutes
Canzonet Cases
Thomas Carroll Early Clarinets and Chalumeaux
Early Music Shop of New England
Leatherman Woodwinds
Mollenhauer Recorders
Simon Polak Early Flutes
Von Huene Workshop

Sheet Music, Books & Recordings
Basileia Books
Early Music Shop of New England
The Eiji Miki Collection
The Packard Humanities Institute
Yesterday’s Service

Schools, Societies & Ensembles
Amherst Early Music
Early Music America
La Donna Musicale / RUMBARROCO
Longy School of Music
Viola da Gamba Society of America

Related Arts
Kochberg Graphics
M’s Handmades
Parrish Relics Jewelry

BEMF Lounge in the Washington Ballroom
Rest a moment to talk with friends or contemplate your purchases in the BEMF Lounge. Self-Serve drip coffee and tea will be available from 10am until we run out.

CD Store

Located at the BEMF Exhibition, the one-of-a-kind BEMF CD Store offers spectacular Early Music recordings for sale, including BEMF’s own GRAMMY-winning and GRAMMY-nominated series of Baroque opera recordings. Don’t miss the world-premiere recording of our Centerpiece Opera, Henry Desmarest’s Circé, to be released on opening night! With hundreds of sought-after titles featuring Festival artists and other offerings from the field’s most distinguished ensembles, soloists, and labels, be sure to save plenty of time to peruse this extraordinary treasure chest!