Emerging European Ensembles

Supported by the Creative Europe programme, EEEMERGING+ is an innovative European project dedicated to young Early Music ensembles.

The Riga Early Music Centre 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 National Centre for Early Music, York (UK) and the Riga Early Music Centre (Latvia).

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.

We look forward to welcoming two of these EEEMERGING+ ensembles to Latvia in 2020: Caladrius in Early Music Festival “Vivat Curlandia!” (July, Bauska) and Palisander in Riga Historical Music and Dance Festival 2020 (August, Riga).

Residency ensembles that have been in Latvia:

  • Seconda Pratica
  • Prisma
  • 4 Times Baroque
  • BarrocoTout
  • Sollazzo Ensemble
  • Cantoría
  • Repicco
  • El Gran Teatro del Mundo
  • Rumorum