The European Union Baroque Orchestra is like no other orchestra, offering performing experience to provide a bridge into the profession: its modus operandi since its foundation in 1985 has been to audition and select new personnel every year.
Members of EUBO come from all over the EU, working together for a season under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen and some of the world’s finest baroque musicians. A generation of EUBO musicians graduate each year; alumni go on to successful careers with Europe’s leading early instrument ensembles, many as soloists.
Granted the title of EU Ambassador for Culture by the European Parliament, EUBO is honoured to fly the flag for Europe. “EUBO is” as the President of the European Commission wrote, “a perfect symbol of the power of integration, a subtle and potent instrument of harmonisation between people and nations”. EUBO’s ephemeral existence makes its concerts special: live performances enjoying all the technical accomplishment of the best young baroque musicians in Europe, allied to an infectious undimmed sense of discovery and enjoyment.
Tours take the talented young orchestra to all corners of Europe – from celebrated city concert halls, to seaside summer festivals, to monasteries nestling in autumnal forests, and to winter celebrations in beautiful churches. And at the centre of these great arcs of European travelling EUBO has established several residencies, most notably in Echternach, Luxembourg, where, with the support of local partners, it recorded this CD in the impressive Trifolion concert hall.