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Patron HM Queen Sofia of Spain
New Release in January 2013 of Mozart, directed by Hans-Peter Hofmann: Cassatio K.63 in G, Divertimento K.251 in D and Symphony no. 29 in A
The European Union Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1981 with players from the member states of the European Union. The Orchestra lays an emphasis on giving unique opportunities and experience to young musicians at the outset of their professional careers.
An acknowledged Cultural Ambassador for the European Union, EUCO has a annual schedule of some 50 concerts and a worldwide reputation for musical excellence. Enjoying the Royal patronage of HM Queen Sofia of Spain the Orchestra has been invited to play for many Heads of State, notably Queen Noor of Jordan, Princess Galyani of Thailand and King Sihanouk of Cambodia. Supported by the European Commission, it has performed in some 50 countries overseas, while also appearing at major venues and festivals throughout Europe.
The Orchestra enjoys an enviable reputation for excellence:
HM Queen Sofia of Spain
Often it was almost impossible to believe that the lush symphonic string-sound was coming from a mere 15 instrumentalists.
Plymouth Herald, June 2012
EUCO brought the evening to a close in convincing and inspiring manner. Once again articulation and rhythmic detail were very well differentiated and precisely conceived.
Luxemburger Wort, October 2012
One of the delights of Friday's concert was just how democratic it all was. Quite right, then, that the players stood at their music stands on an equal footing with the soloists.
Nottingham Evening Post, January 2011
Best Concert of the Year', votes Chilean Circle of Critics of EUCO in Santiago in 2010.
The day was really saved by the fresh and fantasy-filled playing of the European Union Chamber Orchestra.
The Times, July 2010