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EEEmerging: Emerging European Ensembles

Il Quadro Animato, May 2018

Concerto di Margherita, December 2017

Castello Consort, May 2017

The Goldfinch Ensemble, December 2016

Consone Quartet, May 2016

Les Contre-Sujets, December 2015
This year we celebrate the success of the eeemerging programme by showcasing five outstanding ensembles at York Early Music Festival - Sollazzo Ensemble (International Young Artists Competition winners 2015) on Tuesday 10 July; Prisma on Friday 13th; and on Saturday 14 July, Rumorum , BarrocoTout (Young Artists Competition winners 2017) and Voces Suaves .

Watch all three ensembles performing on Saturday 14 July LIVE here on this page:
10:30am - c.11:30am Rumorum
1.00pm - c.2.00pm BarrocoTout
3.00pm - c.4.00pm Voces Suaves

Rumorum - Watch below or on YouTube here

BarrocoTout - Watch below or on YouTube here

Voces Suaves - Watch below or on YouTube here

The National Centre for Early Music is one of eight major partner organisations in the pan-European eeemerging (Emerging European Ensembles) project, whose main aims are:
  • to find and select the most promising emerging ensembles in Europe
  • to offer them specialised training to help with the development of their careers
  • to offer them residencies in a network of different European countries
  • to arrange performances for a variety of audiences
  • to raise awareness, promote the ensembles and help them with marketing support
eeemerging is led by the Centre culturel de rencontre d'Ambronay, France and brings together Ars Ramovš, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Centre de musique ancienne de l'Université de musique de Bucarest, Romania; Centre de musique ancienne de Riga, Latvia; Ghislierimusica, Pavia, Italy; Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, Germany; Ozango Productions, Strasbourg, France; and the National Centre for Early Music in York, UK. They are supported by 37 international partners and six European professional networks. Eeemerging is supported by the Creative Europe programme.

eeemerging supports young ensembles in a four-year programme which promotes new talent in young professional early music ensembles. It aims to find and select the best emerging ensembles in Europe, to give them excellent working conditions along with support and organisation for their projects, and to help them understand the realities of the early music market in Europe. Each selected ensemble benefits from several periods of residency hosted by the eeemerging partners. The residencies are designed to give them time together to learn the important skills of ensemble playing as well as to support them with artistic coaching and training in outreach, organisation and marketing. Ensembles will receive support over a 1-3 year period.

The NCEM was host to six eeemerging residencies between 2015 and 2018:
Il Quadro Animato May 2018
Concerto di Margherita December 2017
Castello Consort May 2017
The Goldfinch Ensemble December 2016
Consone Quartet May 2016
Les Contre-Sujets December 2015

eeemerging 2017_presentation_web.pdf

Concept note eeemerging.pdf