The EUCO gave its first concerts in 1981 and soon gained an international reputation as a musical ambassador for the European Union. Funding from the European Commission enabled its name to become familiar worldwide with tours to East Asia, India, North, South and Central America, North Africa and the Middle East as well as all across Europe. It regularly performs in major concert halls throughout the UK and has broadcast several times live on BBC Radio 3. Recent highlights include tours with rising-star Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Nikolai Demidenko, Tasmin Little and Peter Donohoe. EUCO also appeared at the 2018 International Spring Orchestras Festival in Malta and recently toured to Egypt, Spain, Germany, Luxembourg and Turkey. Both EUCO's recent CDs, of Mozart, have received great critical acclaim in the press.
Festivals and concert halls
EUCO has performed for many major European Festivals and in many famous concert halls including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, the Frankfurter Alte Oper , Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Madrid’s National Concert Hall, Milan’s Sala Verdi, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and the Pallas Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
Many distinguished artists have performed with EUCO on its tours including Mischa Maisky, Julian Lloyd Webber, James Galway, Ivo Pogorelich, Gil Apap, Nicola Benedetti, Tasmin Little, Yehudi Menuhin, Igor Oistrakh, Alina Ibragimova, Lazar Berman, Freddy Kempf, John Lill and Emma Johnson.
A special feature of EUCO's schedule are the concerts and experience it gives to young soloists through its Aladdin Project.
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