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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, Cembaless, filoBarocco, Into the Winds, La Camerata Chromatica, La Palatine, and Sarbacanes join Cantoría and Palisander who are already in the programme, 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 EEEMERGING+ ensembles to York, starting with Palisander who perform at the NCEM on Sunday 8th December as part of York Early Music Christmas Festival - book here .