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European Union Baroque Orchestra Royaume-Uni

In any profession, the move from student to practitioner is the most difficult and if you are a talented young baroque musician, difficult might sometimes seem like impossible. The problem is one of experience : to work with a top orchestra you need experience, but you can’t get the experience you need without working with a top orchestra. The European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) bridges this ‘experience gap’.

Every year EUBO invites 100 talented young baroque musicians from across Europe to audition. The 25 successful candidates, typically from 12 or more different countries with an average age of 25 years, spend six months together, training, touring and performing throughout Europe and further afield under the direction of the world’s leading baroque specialists including Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Margaret Faultless, Roy Goodman, Rachel Podger, Jaap ter Linden, Gottfried von der Goltz and Sergio Azzolini. At the end of each year, the students of EUBO move on into the professional world and the whole process, from audition to graduation, begins again. EUBO has been so successful in its mission that there are now former EUBO students in every major professional baroque ensemble in Europe, including Les Arts Florissants, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Les Musiciens du Louvre, English Concert, Europa Galante, Academy of Ancient Music, La Petite Bande, The Retrospect Ensemble, Concerto Copenhagen and Freiburger Barockorchester.

Since its foundation in 1985, the Orchestra has given concerts in over 50 different countries. EUBO is highly regarded by the European Parliament and Commission as a cultural ambassador for the EU and receives funding from the European Union Culture programme. The Orchestra is proud to carry the message of Europe – of understanding and tolerance of cultural diversity – all over the world. As well as tours to Japan and USA, EUBO has performed in less favoured parts of the world and remains one of very few orchestras to have been invited to give concerts and masterclasses, for example in Ramallah and the Gaza strip, in Beirut, in Syria, in the drug capitals of Colombia, in Soweto, Botswana, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and in little-known regions of Brazil and China. This important role notwithstanding, the European Union Baroque Orchestra also performs at many of Europe’s finest music festivals and concert halls, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Opéra Comique in Paris, and the Festivals of Ansbach, Musikalischer Herbst, Chaise-Dieu, Vlaanderen and Edinburgh, as well as top specialist early music festivals such as Utrecht, Ambronay, York and Lufthansa Baroque in London. A strong relationship with committed supporters of EUBO has been built up over recent years, and these partner organisations, such as Stiftung Kloster Michaelstein in Blankenburg, Collegio Ghislieri in Pavia, Jardins d’Agrément in Amilly and De Bijloke in Gent regularly provide accommodation and rehearsal facilities as well as performance opportunities as part of these residencies. Since 2008 the Orchestra has been “orchestra-in-residence” in the City of Echternach in Luxembourg, where it now bases most of its activities at the Centre Culturel, Touristique et de Congrès Trifolion, including an ambitious concert series Echter’Barock, in association with the International Festival of Echternach. EUBO is sponsored by The Early Music Shop with additional corporate support from White & Case LLP.

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Address :
EUBO, Hordley, Wootton
OX20 1EP
United Kingdom


Email : info@eubo.org.uk
Telephone : + 44 1993 812 111

Director General : Paul James

Orchestral Manager : Emma Wilkinson

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