Reflections on Career Development in Early Music

As our current funding programme draws to a close, we at EEEMERGING+ have been reflecting on the rich source of experience and knowledge that our partners and ensembles have provided. 3 of our ensembles shared their experience: how was it to be supported by our program?


On Tuesday 2 May, we hosted an online discussion with EEEMERGING+ ensembles and partners as well as Musicians and Young Early Music Ensembles.


Our goal? To talk about the issue of career sustainability and development. We were glad to be able to hear about young artists’ experiences and needs.



Our partners and ensembles within EEEMERGING+ are a rich source of experience and knowledge on career development and more generally on the professional challenges for young artists.


Hearing about their thoughts and experiences was incredibly interesting!


During the meeting, three ensembles who have been part of our programme shared their experiences.


PRISMA… Since Day 1!
Elisabeth Champolion from PRISMA talked about how important EEEMERGING+ has been for them, even referring to us as their “babysitter” at first because they became an ensemble at the same time as they joined our programme: right when EEEMERGING+ started!

They talked about the opportunity to have residencies, but mostly about the opportunity to network and make contacts thanks to our program.


Filobarocco on finding its identity
Marco Baronchelli from Filobarocco talked about finding their identity with the help of EEEMERGING+.


They are also always trying to look at what the programme planners and promoters of festivals are doing, which helps them create new projects.

He concluded by simply saying:  “We had what we were looking for”.


They are now opening up to creating projects with other musicians, and they say EEEMERGING+ allowed them to have a great network to allow this project to happen!


And what about EEEMERGING+’s Alumnis
Samuel Rotsztejn from Les Contre Sujets talked about being part of EEEMERGING+ for the first two years of the programme.


Fortunately, there was enough space within our programme for them to try out ideas, programs, and collaborations.

They shared that they are currently at a moment in their career where they cannot progress on their own and need someone working for them, such as an agent or a production/diffusion manager. They want to take that next step soon, and assure us that the reason why they are currently in this position is because of EEEMERGING+. 


We were moved by the experiences shared by our ensembles and are proud to have been able to support them through our programme.


We hope to continue to support emerging ensembles in the field of early music in the future, and we remain committed to providing opportunities for networking, career development, and collaboration.

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