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EEEMERGING+: Emerging European Ensembles


The Butter Quartet, winners of the EEE+ prize
Supported by the Creative Europe programme, EEEMERGING+ is an innovative European project dedicated to young Early Music ensembles.

The National Centre for Early Music is one of nine European partners collaborating on the scheme: the Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre (France), who are project leaders; the Athens Conservatoire (Greece); the National Forum of Music, Wrocław (Poland); the Torroella Festival of Montgrí (Spain); the International Händel-Festspiele, Göttingen (Germany); the Fundazione Ghislieri, Pavia (Italy); the Festival Kvarner, Opatija (Croatia); the Riga Early Music Centre (Latvia); and the National Centre for Early Music, York (UK).

The aims of EEEMERGING+ are:
  • to identify and select talented young ensembles and to develop their international career (with residencies, concerts, training and promotion)
  • to foster the artists' drive towards innovation (by employing new technologies, innovative solutions for audience development and new forms of performance)
  • to nurture and encourage the expansion of a community of artists, partners, professionals and audiences.
There are 10 ensembles currently in the scheme: Caladrius, Cantoría, Cembaless, filoBarocco, Into the Winds, La Camerata Chromatica, La Palatine, Palisander, Sarbacanes and The Butter Quartet - who won the EEEMERGING+ prize at the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition , giving them direct access to the scheme.

We look forward to welcoming three of these EEEMERGING+ ensembles to York in 2020: 
Palisander  perform with the Minster Minstrels at the Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate at 3.30pm on 21 March as part of European Early Music Day - book here .  
filoBarocco join us for a residency in May and will give a concert at St. John of Beverley RC Church, Beverley at 3.00pm on Sunday 31 July as part of Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival - book here
Into the Winds  will come to York for a residency in December and will perform as part of York Early Music Christmas Festival - details to follow