Friends of EUCO

We are an independent international ensemble of top level young professional musicians, chosen from across Europe, with a distinctive musical flavour and unique excitement nurtured by our experienced directors. We give 30 to 40 concerts each year - not only in major concert halls, but also in much smaller venues as part of our commitment to widen public access to top quality classical music. By performing in places which orchestras rarely visit, we enable many people to experience live orchestral music for the very first time. Since our formation in 1981, we have performed in 73 countries and toured with many renowned soloists, for example, Nicola Benedetti, Tasmin Little, Mischa Maisky, Nikolai Demidenko, Emma Johnson and James Galway.

Why we need your support

Whereas our concerts in large venues are self-financing, small halls are rarely capable of raising sufficient funds to meet our performance costs, such as transport, hotels and the fees of soloists and orchestra members. It’s only with financial support from the Friends of EUCO, and from people like you, that we can keep our commitment to play in small venues, giving their audiences opportunities to hear fine music and famous soloists close to home. Friends and supporters can also help us to record more music, adding to our already notable catalogue of CDs. We also need their support to create opportunities for prize-winning young musicians to play with EUCO; and to commission new music from the current generation of young composers.

Exclusive benefits for Friends

    • Advance notice of concerts in your area
    • Special events for Friends
    • Priority booking at most venues
    • Email newsletters
    • Open rehearsals

To become a Friend, please get in touch via the contact page here

Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer, please help us raise even more funds by completing a gift aid declaration. This will cost you nothing but enables EUCO to reclaim tax worth 25% of your donation. Please tick the box below to receive a Gift Aid declaration form by post.

The minimum annual subscription for Friends of EUCO is £30 for an indvidual and £50 for a couple or household. Please donate a greater amount if you feel able to, using the donations button on this page.

Your Data's Protection

The information you provide will be used for EUCO Trust purposes only and will not be shared with third parties. To remove your details from EUCO Friends’ register, please contact the Secretary via the contact page.