News

Some instrumentalists still welcome to our festival

The registration for our festival is closed. Only a few instrumentalists can still apply by a mail to eofed.president@gmail.com with CC to info@europeanorchestrafestival.org Trombone players for the workshops 3a (Price) and 3b (Dvorak) Horns for workshop 2 (classical works) and 3a (Price)...

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Successful library EOFed symposium in Switzerland

Representatives of all the libraries of federation within EOFed were present, in person or online. Next steps were decided on, towards more and easier exchange between EOFed members.  We will keep you posted on this. The links to the EOFed libraries are already to be found on this website (about...

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VLAMO, now member of EOFed

And yet another country where EOFed is represented. This time VLAMO from Belgium joined EOFed. VLAMO is most welcome in our midst. VLAMO is an umbrella organisation of amateur music organisations and some 45 chamber and symphonic orchestras are among them. Other music ensembles in VLAMO are...

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European Orchestra Festival 2022

Application for the Festival is still open! Orchestras and a lot of individuals have registered but you are still welcome! All information and registration you find on: www.europeanorchestrafestival.org As a non-member of EOFed you can apply too. Please mail to info@europeanorchestrafestival.org...

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New EOFed member from Spain

The board of EOFed decided to accept the membership of the Joven Orquesta Filarmónica “Campos Andaluces from Spain. The orchestra has 75 members! Conductor and chairperson is Pedro Galvez. So good to have another country represented in EOFed. Welcome in EOFed! We will tell more about this youth...

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The winners of the EOFed Award nr. 1

In Dresden the first EOFed Award was handed out on 20th of September. In fact two awards were handed out for outstanding work for the community of amateur orchestras in Europe. The jury had to choose from four excellent nominees. The winners are: Thorn Magnus Reymert (Norway), the teacher,...

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EOFed Award, the nominations and the jury

We are glad to announce four outstanding nominees for their great achievements in amateur and youth music field in this year and during a longer period:  Seamus Doyle (Ireland), the conductor, teacher and organizer (nominated by St Agnes` Community Centre for the Music and the Arts). He is...

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EOFed Award

In 2021 the European Orchestra Federation, EOFed presents the inaugural EOFed Award to celebrate best practice and innovation in the youth and amateur orchestral community in Europe. This year EOFed will honour a person who made an outstanding contribution. The award ceremony will take place on...

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EOFed lounge on youth orchestras

Next EOFed event A third EOFed lounge is planned for 26th June from 10.00 h. till 12.00 h. (AM) Central European Time. The request from the GA was to speak about youth orchestras and their problems and possibilities (at the moment).Please tell us if you are interested with a mail to...

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20.000 concerts in three years!

Overview of EOFed members activities during the last 3 years. For the GA the members sent their reports of their activities and that gave us a good overview of what was done. EOFed has 29 members, orchestra federations, festival organizations and individual orchestras. During the period of...

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General Assembly, very lively

EOFed held its 4th ordinary General Assembly on 8 May. The EOFed board was extremely happy that allmost all members attended: 25 members, the federations and orchestras from 19 countries (Czechia, Germany, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary,...

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General Assembly

On 8th May the General Assembly of EOFed will take place. Nearly all members will participate! Still not all the countries of Europe but already 19 countries are represented and candidate members are "under way". The cooperation with other organisations for amateur musicians is growing. The GA has...

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Newsletter no.9 published

In EOFed newsletter no.9 (published 29/3) news about the General Assembly of EOFed but also of the great BTHVN event in Germany September 2021 and the dates of the European Orchestra Festival (EOF) in 2022. Also articles about a great (EOF) conductor: Martin Studer and an article about a very...

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Second EOFed lounge 10-04-2021

On Saturday 10th April we held a second online EOFed lounge.We discussed in a very lively meeting on how to prepare for opening up again and on the use of Jamulus. Members from Norway, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Ireland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein attended. We discussed many good...

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Next EOFed event

Saturday 10th April 10-12 CET, second online EOFed lounge:
Topics:
1. playing together online (Jamulus)
2. socialising online (Newsletters/online gatherings/Discord).
3. Preparations for starting up again.

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Newsletter no.8 published

In EOFed newsletter no.8 (published 25-1-2021) you can find the following topics: online EOFed lounge on March 6th, short report on what happened in EOFed in 2020, introducing new member TIME (The International Music Exchange), webinars from IAYO for Chamber Music Tutors and other news. The...

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First EOFed online lounge

We promised in the members meeting to organise online gatherings, lounges. Important part of the meeting will be to meet and exchange.  We will also speak about interesting topics like good and practical systems to play together online.A first online EOFed lounge will be held on Saturday 6th...

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News from Making Music (UK)

Information about Fête de la Musique by our new member Making Music Making Music is one of the lead organisations supporting Make Music Day in the UK – Make Music Day or Fête de la Musique started in France in 1982 and is now celebrated on 21 June every year in over 125 countries in the world.It...

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