Classical Futures Europe

Classical Futures Europe, co-funded by the European Union and led by the European Concert Hall Organisation, promotes collaboration between an international partnership of Europe’s premiere concert halls; stimulating the creation of forward-thinking events to actively support the next generation of classical music talent through artistic programming and events attuned to the needs of audiences, with varied approaches to education, learning and participation.

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Engage emerging international artists 

  • Up to 35 years old
  • Conservatoire graduate(s) or current student(s) of musical higher education and based in Europe
  • Proven solid career start at national level
  • Peer reviewed by the project partners to ensure artistic excellence and quality

Have an impact beyond performance, including:

  • Integrated Education, Learning and Participation opportunities for audiences and communities
  • Demonstrable additional professional development opportunities for the artist(s)
  • Evidence of the active role the project plays in specific elements of the venue’s audience development strategy.

Our platform aims to spread highest common denominators on how we feel venues can best work with, support, and present emerging international artists to audiences. Classical Futures Europe also drives collaborative exchange between our partners and associated stakeholders. Together as a community with our partners we regularly review our funded projects, challenging and supporting each other so that the work we support across Europe offers the best impact and opportunities for collaboration. 

Classical Futures Europe is a partnership across 15 leading European concert halls: Barbican (United Kingdom), BOZAR (Belgium), Czech Philharmonic (Czech Republic), Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Germany), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), The Concertgebouw (Netherlands), Konserthuset Stockholm (Sweden), L’Auditori (Spain), Müpa Budapest (Hungary), National Forum of Music (Poland), Palau de la Música (Spain), Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris (France), Philharmonie Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Sage Gateshead (United Kingdom), Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria).

Funded by the European Union, driven by European values

The primary funder of Classical Futures Europe is the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Classical futures Europe is proud of its association with the European Union and is committed to actively addressing the key ambitions of our European funding including supporting the mobility and visibility artists, stimulating Europe-wide programming, contributing to audience development and providing visibility to Europe’s values and different cultures