List of participating ensembles and soloists:
Chamber orchestra Camerata Nordica
16 string players from Scandinavia mainly
The Swedish Wind Ensemble Quintet
5 Swedish wind players
Sinfonia Cymru String Quartet and Orchestra
4 string players from the UK
3 of the best opera singers from the "Rodolfo Celletti" Belcanto Academy
Pille Lill (soprano, Estonia)
Andreas Lend (cello, Estonia)
Oksana Sinkova (flute, Estonia)
Virgo Veldi (saxophone, Estonia)
Coordinator: Kalmar Läns Musikstiftelse (SE)
The Emerging classical talent in the EU project brings together professional musicians from 4 partner countries through exiting works of European composers, including also two new commission.
The participating musicians jointly prepare three concert programmes which will be performed in July and October 2014 in all partner countries in beautiful modern and historic concerthalls and churches. The local audiences together with foreign visitors and invited critics will be introduced many not so known and new works of European composers and outstanding ensembles and soloists who have not been heard much before outside their own countries. The project raises the visibility of the musicians and music works not only in the EU but globally as it involves international music media. Hopefully the concerts will portray the creative and inspirational environment which is created by talented musicians working together and a feeling for the mixture of various musical traditions in Europe.
The Ect-EU project will also give attention to the EUROPEAN YEAR of the BRAIN. Biomedical researchers have found that music (especially classical) is a highly structured auditory language involving complex perception, cognition, and motor control in the brain, and thus it can effectively be used to retrain and reeducate the injured brain. In addition research has shown clearly that music learning changes the brains auditory and motor areas, which by doing so grow larger and interact more efficiently. The Ect-EU project would like to drawattention to both of these positive effects of music on the brain by spreading the information alongside all the publicity and inviting both people with brain diseases (mainly Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients) and children with learning difficulties to the concerts and/or rehearsals.