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).

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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.

The vibrant young recorder ensemble Palisander have been in residence at the NCEM twice in the last year. Their residency in December 2020 culminated in two concerts as part of the Christmas Early Music Festival. When they returned in Spring 2021, their work included leading a workshop for the NCEM’s youth early music group, the Minster Minstrels; working with voice coach Jane Oakshott; and recording a performance for the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, specially designed to improve staff wellbeing.

We look forward to welcoming Caladrius in November 2021.

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