The first musical ensemble of Erasmus students
What is it?
The Erasmus Orchestra is a musical ensemble, unique in its kind, made up of students of Italian conservatories and music institutes that participated or are taking part in an Erasmus international mobility experience.
Find here the complete list of events involving the Erasmus orchestra, including past performances.
A collection of photos and videos to retrace many moments experienced with the Erasmus orchestra.
The Erasmus Orchestra was created in 2017 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme (the European programme that provided more than 4 million youths with the experience of a training/study opportunity abroad), under the initiative of the Indire’s Erasmus+ Italian National Agency. The Erasmus Orchestra is a musical ensemble, unique in its kind, made up of students of Italian conservatories and music institutes that participated or are taking part in an Erasmus international mobility experience.
The initiative carries deeply symbolic meaning aiming to promote the values of the Erasmus generation, that is open, dynamic and supportive, and to enhance the values of Europe, by using music as a metaphor of integration, encounter and development of competences beyond any linguistic, geographical and cultural barriers.
Since its debut in 2017 at the Festival of Europe in Florence, the performances of the Erasmus Orchestra have obtained great success of audience and interest from media and institutions, beyond national level. This has led the Indire’s Erasmus+ Italian National Agency to invest further in the future of the project.
The future perspective is to include students from other countries to perform in Europe and in the rest of the world and spread the values of the Programme, while offering occasions of cultural exchange and dialogue. Through the Orchestra, the Agency aims to contribute to enhancing talents and excellences of Italian conservatories and music institutes, by developing collaborations and partnerships to offer young professionals a unique opportunity to showcase their talent, providing a valuable chance for young musicians’ professional career, with public international performances.
In a growth perspective, the Erasmus orchestra will participate in international networks, including the European association of conservatories, and will start structured fundraising projects, aimed at supporting the orchestra, and social and cultural initiatives.
In order to favour maximum participation, musicians are selected through public calls addressed to all students who took part or are participating in an Erasmus+ mobility experience. The Erasmus orchestra’s concerts are always free of charge.