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'... the European Union Chamber Orchestra … consistently gives fresh, alert performances, which benefit from the physical freedom resulting from their practice of playing standing up.' - Mike Wheeler
The European Union Chamber Orchestra began giving concerts in 1981 as a musical ambassador for the European Union. From 1992 until 2004 it received assistance from the European Commission which enabled the orchestra to tour other continents. It has toured South America seven times and Mexico nine times. Since 2005, the group has concentrated on touring within Europe, and especially within the new member states.
The orchestra is based in Devon, England, and its musical directors are Hans-Peter Hofmann, Eva Stegeman and Darragh Morgan.
More information: euco.org.uk
Ensemble. Engagingly Springy - The European Union Chamber Orchestra in Nottingham impresses Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Expressive Nuances - Holst, Mozart and Sibelius from Tasmin Little and the European Union Chamber Orchestra, enjoyed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Deeply Sensitive - Mike Wheeler listens to the European Union Chamber Orchestra
Ensemble. Gleaming Sonorities - Handel, Haydn, Delius and Mozart from the European Union Chamber Orchestra impress Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Full of Delights - Nicola Benedetti and the European Union Chamber Orchestra, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Which Concerto? - A concert by the European Union Chamber Orchestra, reviewed by Mike Wheeler