The online platform ECMA Switchboard presents the ECMA ensembles to the international professional audience, providing essential information for concert organizers, festival curators and agents on the lookout for young talent.

The European Chamber Music Academy ECMA, a cooperation of top European educational organizations and leading festivals, has established itself as the European platform for young professional chamber music ensembles. ECMA regularly collaborates with venues and festivals such as Wigmore Hall London, Konzerthaus Berlin, Grafenegg Festival and Ghent Festival.

All ECMA ensembles are carefully selected to undergo a two-year advanced education programme comprising several one-week sessions and further activities. Thus, the ensembles presented on the ECMA Switchboard are composed of excellent, independent and innovative ensemble musicians who meet the high professional demands in tomorrow’s music scene.

This online platform aiming to support young Chamber Music Ensembles to start off their careers has been developed by the ECMA community within the EU-co-funded project ECMA Pro – International Career Development and Socially Engaged Outreach in Chamber Music. Over the course of four years (2020-2024), twelve partner institutions joined forces to further develop the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA).

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Veronika Leiner, Project Management ECMA Pro,