Up to 18 March to register for the European Union Baroque Orchestra audition courses

An opportunity for young  players of baroque instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord, oboe, bassoon) with A=415


The European Union Baroque Orchestra – supported by the European Commission – has provided since its foundation during  the 1985 European Music Year young musicians with the unique opportunity to train through intensive rehearsal periods and concert tours with an orchestra specialized in the baroque repertory.

Following the annual tradition, during the coming month of April 90 young musicians – aged less than 30 and citizens of one of the member countries of the European Union (including candidate members) – will be admitted to one of the two audition courses that will be held at Echternach (Luxembourg). The cost of the course (inclusive of meals and accommodation at the Youth Hostel) will be of  €250 or £205. A limited number of participants will be granted a travel bursary. Candidates must apply online before March 18th on the EUBO website http://www.eubo.eu.

Courses will be taught by:

Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Director of Studies Margaret Faultless
Violin Anton Steck, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch
Viola Richard Gwilt
Violoncello Kristin von der Goltz
Double Bass Love Persson
Oboe Katharina Arfken
Bassoon Alberto Grazzi
Harpsichord Béatrice Martin
Tuning and temperament Simon Neal

At the end of this first phase the members of the 2013 Orchestra will be selected and will spend six months together, training, touring and performing throughout Europe under the direction of leading specialists such as  Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Gottfried von der Golz. The published performance schedule is still a sketch: the only fixed dates are three concerts  during the month of May in Echternach, Göttingen and London. For these concerts and for the summer concert tour – conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen – music by Handel and other composers active in London will be programmed; in October Gottfried von der Goltz will conduct music by Zelenka, Pisendel, Telemann and Vivaldi; the November concerts’ program and conductor haven’t yet been defined, while in December Lars Ulrik Mortensen will again lead the Orchestra in a program with music by J.S. Bach, Leclair and Rameau.

Info: info@eubo.org.uk
tel. +44 1993 812111 – fax +44 1993 812911

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