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GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE – Discover Music Tour

Let´s go on: on March 8th starts in Luxemburg another activity of the cooperation project GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE: Three young EMCY Prize winners will play the Discover Music Tour through Luxemburg, Germany and Spain: the German accordionist Julius Schepansky, awarded at Jugend musiziert, the  Spanish trombonist Juan Sanjuan Más, prize winner of Concurso Permanente de Jóvenes Intérpretes,   and the Luxembourgish percussionist Béatrice Picard, prize winner of Concours Luxembourgeois pour Jeunes Solistes.


Discover music is not a normal concert tour: The young musicians will work with pupils from public schools with high precentages of migrants. After an intensive preparation by the professional British audience developers of the Flying Gorillas, they will give outreach sessions and evening concerts in Luxembourg, Germany and Spain.


The activity starts in Luxemburg with a 5-days workshop at the Ecole de Musique de l´Union Gran-duc Adolphe (UGDA Music School). They will be trained in chamber music and introduced to the work with hard-to-reach groups. The musicians will be taught to develop a repertoire of structured improvisation and short composed pieces. Afterwards the tour continues to Germany (Iserlohn and Osnabrück) and Spain (Barcelona).

The tour will build the capacities of the young musicians to approach a difficult-to-reach audience. It will widen their repertoire including contemporary pieces and they will learn to play in venues different then concert halls. The tour gives them the opportunity to internationalise their careers.

The discover music tour is part of the GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE project and is planned also for 2018. 

The Tour is organised the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY), UGDA Music School, Jeunesses Musicales Spain and the Flying Gorillas.

Detailed schedule of the tour



Wednesday – 8 March, 2017

16:00 Outreach session at Fondation Kräizbierg - Domaine Schoumansbongert

Thursday – 9 March, 2017

10:00 Outreach session at Ecole de Bertrange

15:00 Outreach session at Centre d’accueil pour demandeurs de protection internationale

Friday – 10 March, 2017

12:30 Concert at Eglise Protestante open to the public

18:30 Concert at ArcA open to the public




Sunday – 12 March, 2017

11:00 Concert at Musik Schule, Iserlohn open to the public

Monday – 13 March, 2017

10:00 Outreach session at Südschule, Iserlohn

Tuesday – 14 March, 2017

09:55 Outreach session at Gesamtschule Schinkel, Osnabrück

20:00 Felicitas und Werner Egerland Stiftung Concert at festival Classic con Brio, Ledenhof, Osnabrück open to the public



Thursday – 16 March, 2017

10:00 Outreach session at Gornal Primary School

15:30 Concert at Escola de Música Centre de les Arts open to the public

Friday – 17 March, 2017

10:00 Outreach session at Charlie Rivel Primary School

18:30 Concert at Escola de Música Centre de les Arts open to the public



GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE is a cooperation project co-funded by the culture programme Creative Europe of the European Union. It counts 8 partners of 7 different countries: United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Turkey, Lithuania, Spain, Luxemburg and Germany. GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE will promote young European musicians with performances in 7 countries, providing them essential skills to engage with different audiences all over Europe. They will leave the concert halls and take the music to places where you and I meet. GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE will turn youth music competitions into an interactive experience of art.


More information to come on www.emcy.org

Want to know more about GIVE MUSIC A FUTURE and its next activities? www.emcy.org/projects


Contact: European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY),

info(at)emcy.org, +49 89 871 00220

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