Formed in 1998 and has since become one of the most successful amateur a cappella ensembles in Croatia.
Formed in 1977 under the Slovenski dom cultural society in Zagreb.
Formed in 1948, the Ivan Goran Kovačić Academic Choir is Croatia's largest and oldest mixed amateur choir. Luka Vukšić has been the Choir's artistic leader since 2003.
At the end of 2005, some members of the Wind Orchestra Tolmin aroused the desire for musical expression in a slightly different way. At the initiative of trumpeter Miha Veharja was soon after established Punt Jazz Big Band, which brought together young musicians with an affinity for jazz music, artistic leadership was taken over by a talented trombonist Matthias Mlakar.
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Die Jugendblasmusik der FF-Hornstein ist eine der beiden Feuerwehrkapellen des Burgenlandes, und als solche musikalischer Repräsentant der heimatlichen Florianijünger.
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And just as in their art, Klangforum Wien itself is nothing but a force, barely disguised by its metier, to improve the world. The moment they step onto the podium, the musicians know that only one thing counts: everything. Eros and the absoluteness of this conviction are at the root of the inimitable quality of their concerts.
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The Koehne Quartet founded in 1987 by Joanna Lewis, counts as one of today’s outstanding interpreters of contemporary music in continental Europe
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Kremerata Baltica was created in 1997 by Gidon Kremer, who serves as the orchestra's artistic director and solo violinist. Kremerata Baltica is composed exclusively of young musicians from the Baltic States and is supported by the Ministries of Culture of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
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Krka Wind Orchestra was established in 1957 in Straža, Slovenia. Krka Wind Orchestra is a group of amateur musicians who are dedicated to perform music at the highest possible level of excellence. Audiences benefit from hearing artists performing a classical and contemporary repertoire. Their concert performances are full of spirit, precision and enthusiasm. Besides bringing the new musical repertoire to our community, the Krka Wind Orchestra also contributes to the music education of young people. The orchestra has played with some of Slovenian's leading soloists as well as with international ones. Conductor of the orchestra is Matevž Novak.
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The Croatian folk-group POLJANCI comes from Wulkaprodersdorf. The village has about 2000 inhabitants and lies in the east of Austria close to the Hungarian boarder. Founded in 1977 the group has about 100 memebers of every age, musicians who play the tamburitza, singers and dancers. Croatian songs are sung and accompanied by the tamburitza. The aim of the group has always been to make children and teenagers feel enthusiastic for positive intentions of a group, the Croatian language, for our customs, costumes, folk-dances and songs, so that they are recorded, are preserved and handed on for the fun of all and for the honour of our country.
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The Kwadrofonik band was formed in 2005 as a result of the merger of two duets: percussion and piano. Magdalena Kordylasińska and Milosz Pekala (Hob-Beats Duo) and Emilia Sitarz and Bartholomew Wasik (Lutoslawski Piano Duo) form the only such quartet in Poland and one of only a few in the world.Together they perform music of the twentieth and twenty-first century, songs composed especially for the band, transcriptions of symphonic works as well as their own compositions inspired by traditional Polish music.
The energy between musicians and audience is central to the Kwartludium ensemble, a small contemporary ensemble of violin, clarinet, percussion and piano
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Latvian Voices is an a cappella vocal group from Latvia – the Land that sings! With their voices as the only musical instrument girls from Latvian Voices have developed a unique individual vocal style, in which ethnic musical intonations of many nations intertwine. The most significant role in this kaleidoscope is allocated to Latvian folk music supplemented with elements of traditional choir music and popular music. Most of the repertoire is arranged and composed by the members of the group, which makes Latvian Voices a truly unique phenomeno
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The Liepāja Symphony Orchestra is a classical symphony collective that holds to the traditions of the grand European symphony. The strength of this orchestra lies within the competence of playing European classical and romantic music. Proficiency of playing jazz and rock music as well lets the orchestra speak to a very wide audience, and to garner more and more new contacts.
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Founded in 1970 by the composer Jorge Peixinho, the Grupo de Música Contemporânea de Lisboa (GMCL) was the first Portuguese contemporary music ensemble, and has played a historic role in the vanguard of opening up Portuguese society to the musical aesthetics of its time. Its first public appearance was in the Sintra Festival in 1970, and it has since then been a constant presence in Portugal, including recordings for radio and television. In 1972 it made its first trip abroad, to take part in the Royan Festival of Contemporary Art.
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Ensemble 20/21 was born from the desire of a group of musicians to approach the languages and more contemporary aesthetic to the challenge and development as musicians and the need to conduct new repertoires. Their initial training, part of the musicians João Pedro Fonseca (flute), Oscar Viana (oboe), Nuno Antunes (clarinet), Sergio Ventura (bassoon), Filipe Coelho (trumpet), José Correia (horn), António Santos (trombone ) and Miguel Leiria (Bass). Today the group has over eight elements while maintaining flexibility in its constitution so that it can adapt to the repertoires. This project comes at a time when it is necessary to monitor the increasing number of farmers, reducing the disparity between them and the number of instrumental groups in our country, otherwise we run the risk that we are wasting the existing creative resources and in this area mortgaging the country's future.
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The CIUL made his first public appearance in June 2005 in the Aula Magna of the Rectory of the University of Lisbon. It has since been developing a new language in which the corner are associated with body language and theatrical language which has started to do school and have visible repercussions in the form of working groups of other counterparts.
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Locomondo is one of the most known and successful bands in Greece. The 7-member band fronted by Markos Koumaris, the main songwriter and composer of the group, fuses Reggae, Ska and Caribbean sounds with Greek traditional musical elements.
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The ensemble was founded in 2007. It has appeared at many festivals, including: Wratislavia Cantans, Ensemble, Musica Polonica Nova, Jazztopad, Chain, the Lutosławski Forum at the Polish National Philharmonic, the Klara Festival in Brussels, and the Ankara Music Festival in Turkey.
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The ensemble MOTHe born through the discussion of Thanks Pazaroula bassist and pianist Manolis Papadakis about what is the need that one has to deal with such a demanding genre, especially when it is known that the greatest musicians of the genre, inspired entire generations, and create new trends in contemporary jazz music in Europe and worldwide
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Since its founding in 2002, the Ljubljana-based ensemble MD7 (Musica Danubiana 7) has been engaging their ever-growing audiences in performances of new music composed especially for them.
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Since its founding in 2002, the Ljubljana-based ensemble MD7 (Musica Danubiana 7) has been engaging their ever-growing audiences in performances of new music composed especially for them.
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Established in 2007, the Meccore String Quartet is one of Poland’s most compelling young ensembles. Since many years they have been a treat for music lovers in Europe and America, and have performed during most important music festivals such as Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, L. van Beethoven Easter Festival, Budapest Spring Festival, Heidelberg Frühling Musikfestival, Kissinger Sommer Musikfestival, Festival Radio France Montpellier, Bregenzer Festspiele, as well as in many prestigious concert halls such as the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Beethovenhaus in Bonn, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Wigmore Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Frick Collection in New York. In 2014 the ensemble had the honour to perform, as the first ever Polish String Quartet, during the ceremony on Holocaust Remembrance Day in the German Bundestag.
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Melo-M – a trio of cellos – is the most popular instrumental music group in the Baltic States and is widely known in the regions of Northern Europe and Russia. At present, the Melo-M founder is joined by cellists Miķelis Dobičins and Jānis Pauls. The group performs well-known musical themes from various popular music genres. All of the artists are academically educated, experienced musicians playing in symphonic orchestras and solo.
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The Melos Ethos Ensemble was created by the Slovak Music Information centre in 2005, in order to have a core ensemble for the annual new music festival “Melos Ethos Festival” - but it was soon decided that the ensemble should also do regular concerts between the festivals, and thus a new permanent contemporary ensemble was born. Today the ensemble, consisting of a string quintet, a woodwind quintet, trumpet, trombone, percussion instruments and piano, plays the double role as promoters of the festival and advocates of contemporary Slovak Music. The ensemble does play music from outside Slovakia though, and aims to have an international core repertoire of contemporary music. Melos Ethos frequently works together with Slovak composers, and occasionally with composers from the neighbouring Poland.
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Mila is a professional women's vocal ensemble grounded in the harmonic traditions of Eastern Europe and Russia. The ensemble typically performs a cappella at concerts, vocal and cultural workshops, festivals, schools, churches and corporate and private events. The group also collaborates with instrumentalists and dancers, for special performances.
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The Mixed Choir of the European University comprises of music students, other University students and community members who enjoy the experience of singing in a choir. It is the largest university ensemble, under the direction of Mrs Maro Skordi, a renowned choir director and conductor. Besides presenting two concerts per year, the mission of the choir is to participate at choral competitions and other voluntary, fundraising community events at different locations. Among its future endeavours is the performance of Orff’s Christmas Oratorio.
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The 'Mixed Choir of Thessaloniki' was formed in 1987 under the direction of Mary Konstantinidou. It consists of 65 members aged 20-60 years old, musicians or students of music and covers a wide range of repertoire including works from the Renaissance, the Classical and Romantic period, works from contemporary music, oratorios , and masses , operas and musicals, works of Byzantine music and Greek composers.
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The Mixed Choir of Žilina is amateur chorus established in 1954 under the patronage of the city of Žilina. At present it ranks among the best choruses in Slovakia.
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