The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) is an active network bringing together many of the major concert halls in Europe in order to promote professional exchange, shared reflection and the initiation of joint initiatives. See here for more about ECHO.
Each year ECHO nominates a group of exceptional artists as its Rising Stars. The selected artists are offered the opportunity to present an engaging musical programme of their own choosing in venues across the ECHO network. See here for more news about this year’s Rising Stars artists and their tour dates.
ECHO organises regular meetings and shared learning opportunities for colleagues from its member halls, as well as larger scale seminars open to colleagues from across the wider sector in Europe and beyond. See here for upcoming network activities and see below for a short video introducing the work of the ECHO network.
For the period 2018 – 2021 ECHO is the lead partner of a Creative Europe supported platform entitled Classical Futures Europe, dedicated to supporting emerging classical music talent in Europe. Classical Futures Europe unites both ECHO and non-ECHO halls, creating new alliances and opportunities for emerging artists, presenters and audiences alike.
The Value of International Cultural Networks
In a joint statement 20 international cultural networks emphasise the importance, relevance and strength of cultural networks to empower people through the arts and cultural heritage.
Cultural networks are open environments creating and enabling connections, innovation, inspiration and exchange. The community that cultural networks embody builds bridges for international collaboration and creates a space for shared values and ethics.
Together with 19 other fellow international networks ECHO has signed the statement which can be downloaded on the link below: