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EEEmerging: Emerging European Ensembles

Consone Quartet

nexus baroque

Les Contre-Sujets

Amsterdam Corelli Collective

Sollazzo Ensemble

Voces Suaves

Seconda Pratica
Consone Quartet (UK) and nexus baroque (Germany) have been offered places on the Eeemerging: Emerging European Ensembles programme. They were selected by the eeemerging project partners at the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition which took place at the National Centre for Early Music on Saturday 11 July 2015. Click here for details.

We look forward to welcoming Les Contre-Sujets to York in November 2015 for our first residency as part of the eeemerging project. They will give a concert on Saturday 5 December at 1.00pm at the NCEM as part of the York Early Music Christmas Festival. To book click  here  .

Les Contre-Sujets are one of 6 ensembles selected for the first year of the eeemerging programme in 2015. The others are Barroco Tout, Sollazzo Ensemble, Repicco, Camerata Bachiensis and Amsterdam Corelli Collective.  These ensembles were selected from the 82 applications received, through auditions held in Leipzig, Paris and Basel in December 2014. They will each benefit from several periods of residency hosted by our eeemerging partners, as well as specific training in promotion, administration, marketing and communication, artistic coaching, staging etc. Radio Antiqua, Abchordis, Seconda Pratica and Voces Suaves, the 2013 & 2014 laureates, will also benefit from the eeemerging programme in 2015.  

The Eeemerging Project
The National Centre for Early Music is one of eight major partner organisations from across the European Community involved in a successful bid to the 2014 Creative Europe Culture Programme.

Led by Ambronay Festival (France), the project - entitled EEEmerging: Emerging European Ensembles - has been awarded a grant of 1,971,375 Euros as a 'large scale co-operation project'. The funding, which will be shared among the partners over four years, will enable the NCEM to enhance its support of young emerging early music ensembles by hosting six residencies at the NCEM between 2015 - 2018, supporting the biennial York Early Music International Young Artists Competition - which draws in competitors from across the European Community and further afield, and provides performance opportunities across the UK.

This dynamic new European project brings together eight co-organisers from seven members of the European Community: Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre, France; Ghislieri Musica in Pavia, Italy; Early Music Centre of the National University of Music of Bucharest, Romania; Göttingen International Handel Festival in Germany; Ars Ramovš in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Riga Early Music Centre in Latvia; Ozango Productions in Strasbourg, France and the National Centre for Early Music in the UK.

There is a distinct lack of provision for young ensembles to spend time together learning the important skills of ensemble playing, far less any formal support in terms of organising and marketing their work. Through the EEEmerging project, young ensembles will be provided with a series of fully supported 'packages' comprising training in social media, marketing and outreach work, while offering essential rehearsal time to give the musicians an opportunity to work on repertory.

By selecting and training the best emerging ensembles in Europe, the EEEmerging European Ensembles project aims to increase equality in the options open to young ensembles, to provide them with excellent working conditions and a network of places for training, along with specific support and guidance for their projects, and to help them negotiate the realities of the early music market in Europe. Ensembles will receive support over a 1-3 year period.

More information can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF document link below
Concept note eeemerging.pdf

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