eeemerging ensembles, the 2016 selection !
eeemerging, a European project to support young ensembles
The process set in place by the eeemerging project aims to increase equality in the options open to young ensembles, give them excellent working conditions along with support and organisation for their projects, and help them to negotiate the realities of the early music market in Europe.
Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre runs this project with 7 co-organisers : Ghislieri Musica in Pavia, Early Music Centre of the National University of Music of Bucharest, Göttingen International Handel Festival, Ars Ramovš in Ljubljana, National Centre for Early Music, York, Riga Early Music Centre and Ozango Productions in Strasbourg.
The 2016 eeemerging ensembles
The 8 eeemerging co-organisers selected 6 ensembles to join the eeemerging program in 2016 for a first year of support.
Among 47 applications received, 14 ensembles have been auditioned in September and 4 have been selected : Ensemble Prisma, I Discordanti, Goldfinch Ensemble and The Curious Bards.
Consone Quartet and Nexus Baroque won the eeemerging prize during the York Early Music Festival in July and therefore had been directly selected.
These 6 ensembles will each benefit from several periods of residency, hosted by the co-organisers, as well as specific training in promotion, administration, marketing and communication, artistic coaching, staging, etc. They will perform concerts at the eeemerging co-organisers and partners venues.
During the eeemerging Festival in Ambronay on October 3rd and 4th, the partners listened to the 6 ensembles selected in 2015 and voted for 4 of them: BarrocoTout, les Contre Sujets, Repicco and Sollazzo have been selected for a second year of support.
Repicco won the Audience Award in Ambronay’s Festival.
Seconda Pratica and Voces Suaves will benefit from a 3rd year of support, including residencies, concerts and the recording of a CD in the Young Ensemble Collection of Ambronay Editions.
Congratulations to all of them!