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 inspirational guidance of Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen and guest directors Margaret Faultless, Alfredo Bernardini, Enrico Onofri, Alexis Kossenko, Amandine Beyer and Sergio Azzolini, EUBO will perform throughout the EU during 2016, 2017 and 2018. In recent seasons Ton Koopman, Roy Goodman, Rachel Podger, Riccardo Minasi, Paul Agnew, Gottfried von der Goltz and Stefano Montanari have also worked with the orchestra. 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.
A strong relationship with committed supporters of EUBO has been built up over recent years, and these European organisations regularly provide accommodation and rehearsal facilities as well as performance opportunities. 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 Festival International Echternach.
Between 2015 and 2018, the activities of EUBO are an integral part of EUBO Mobile Baroque Academy (EMBA), a large-scale Creative Europe co-operation project, co-funded by the European Union, and organised by EUBO and its nine partners. The EMBA project addresses the unequal provision across the EU of baroque music education and performance in new and creative ways. EUBO has been honoured with the status of Cultural Ambassador for the European Union in perpetuity. Flying the flag for Europe, “EUBO is” as former EC President Barroso says, “a perfect symbol of the power of integration, a subtle and potent instrument of harmonisation between people and nations”.
EUBO is partnered by Association Européenne des Conservatoires (BE) Concerto Copenhagen (DK) Estonian Record Productions (EE) Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz (DE) Trifolion/Festival/Ville d’Echternach (LU) Arts Council Malta/Valletta International Baroque Festival (MT) Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (NL) Universitatea Nationala De Muzica Din Bucuresti (RO) St John’s Smith Square, London (UK)Retour haut de page
EUBO, Hordley, Wootton
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone : + 44 1993 812 111
Director General : Paul James
Orchestral Manager : Emma Wilkinson
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