Applications deadline EXTENDED TO MAY 30TH
opens an European Creative orchestral program for skilled young musicians in the field of Orchestral music. As part of Pan-European cultural entities (CREA-CULT-2021-PECE), the program focuses on giving an opportunity for young talented musicians to participate into various orchestral practices, exploring new repertoires and performance styles within the Fames Project – dedicated studio for orchestral music recordings. The program is offering a high professional level of training, practicing, mentoring, and performing, through new methodologies and technologies based on all involved partners experience.
The concept of the project is to organize “a journey” into musical diversity of orchestral practice, therefore opening new perspectives in musical training and performing of various categories: classical, baroque and contemporary music; film / media / video games music; hybrid orchestral jazz and modern music.
It focuses on giving musicians access to new forms of practice in professional orchestras, through multifaceted training projects and performances.
The project aims to create a hub accelerator and production platform to support the professionalisation of the new generation of emerging European highly talented musicians.
The program created will give access to new opportunities in orchestral practice, exploring new repertoires and various performance styles.
The project contributes to musicians’ diversification and professional skills, and multicultural and multi-sector performance opportunities for their future professional careers, gaining high quality music and professional development knowledge, by giving them an opportunity to train & perform with accomplished artistic creators and experimented professional orchestral musicians.
The main ambition of this project is to open new innovative perspectives in training and performing by offering young high-potential European classical musician’s intensive orchestral sessions in collaboration with respected actors and representatives of the music industry: composers, conductors, soloists, producers, labels and event companies.
The project will take place at FAME’S, where the premises (rehearsing / recording stage) is determined as a meeting point for the artistic teams, conductors, professional musicians.
All the sessions from the program will be organized in one single location in order to create a unique platform for exchange and creativity.
FAME’S is a music production company built in 2007 specialized in orchestral music recordings. With over 3000 orchestral projects performed and recorded in the last 15 years the project is recognized today as an active participant in the worldwide orchestral music production sector. Over the last 10 years, the company has implemented a trans-regional and trans-European mobility in its activities employing more than 150 of the finest professional classical musicians from North-Macedonia & Western Balkans. Aside from the music production activities, studios & facilities welcome multiple regional projects, encouraging and supporting the local creation and music development.
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Creative Europe is the European programme supporting cultural and creative sectors. Creative Europe invests in actions that reinforce cultural diversity and respond to the needs and challenges of the cultural and creative sectors. With a budget of € 2.44 billion for the main objectives of the program are to:
• safeguard, develop and promote European cultural and linguistic diversity and heritage
• increase the competitiveness and economic potential of the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual sector
The Creative Europe programme 2021-2027 will contribute to the recovery of the cultural sectors, reinforcing their efforts to become more inclusive, more digital and environmentally more sustainable.
Pan-European cultural entities (CREA-CULT-2021-PECE)
This action will support projects proposed by cultural entities - in the case of this Call - orchestras with artists from at least 20 countries - whose aim is to offer training, professionalisation and performance opportunities for young high potential artists.
The goals of this action are to:
• enhance the visibility of European cultural diversity and cultural heritage
• foster the emergence of artistic excellence and the achievement of the highest possible standard of orchestral performance
• support the activities of organisations and artists who act as promoters and ambassadors of EU cultural values
• foster participation and access to high-level artistic creation for young and new audiences
• foster the sector’s capacity to be resilient and prepared to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technologies for both professional development of artists and performances’ accessibility.
Each seminar will consist therefore of 5 different topics & practices:
• Classical music, baroque, contemporary music
• Film / media / videogame music
• Hybrid orchestral jazz and modern music
• Carte blanche (special guest)
• Immersion professional recording sessions
The main ambition of the project is to offer young highly talented European classical musicians an intensive orchestral work program implemented by the participants with a physical participation to the training, mentoring, rehearsal and performing sessions along with masterclasses in the FAME’S studios and premises.
Each seminar and program will be organised around 2 axes:
• A first one, focused on a theoretical approach, will provide the participants with an initial contact with the program and organize training sessions & rehearsals under expert mentoring, along with master classes addressing surrounding topics of music practice: rehearsal methods and strategies, development of artistic and personal ways of expression, economic & carrier development approaches
• A second one, the implementation in the practice of participants for professional performances & results. Thus each program will be concluded by a practical output in the form of professional recordings, concerts, video recorded & streamed performances.
• The program consists of 6 seminars in total, with 2 seminars per year.
• The first seminar will last from 14th June to 23rd July
• Each seminar will last 6 weeks and is organised around 5 topics and practice subjects (classical music, film & media, hybrid orchestral, carte blanche, recording sessions).
• The participants can choose to attend the whole seminar or particular masterclasses according to their availability or interest
• It is NOT OBLIGATORY for the participants to attend the whole seminar
• Each seminar is planned to welcome between 20 to 30 musicians.
• The program is free of charge and each selected musician will be welcomed and accommodated in Fames’ premises. The participants will only take in charge their travel costs.
• The program aims to reach around 160 participants from at least 20 European countries over the course of 3 years.
• The program, content and experts involvement, will be established for each seminar in coordination with Associated Partners.
Requirements for application
- being a young musician, with high level of instrument practice (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
- being citizen or permanent resident of one of the 27 Countries of the European Union or non-EU Participating Countries in the Creative Europe Programme (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia)
- being aged between 16 – 30 years old on January 2022
- being fluent in English Language
- submit an application before May 30th 2022.
In the first step of the application process you will be asked to fulfill your basic information about yourself. Please fill it out and submit it.
After submitting the application form, you should send your CV, motivation letter, audio and video file at auditions.famesinstitute@
Seminar # 1
14th June - 23rd July 2022
The 2022 Call for application is Open!
Applications deadline EXTENDED TO MAY 30TH
The Board of Examiners for the Auditions will be composed by members from Associated Partners and experts involved in the project. All candidates participating in the live auditions will be ranked by the Boards of Examiners on a classification of merit, including motivational aspects.
Candidates with the highest score will be offered the participation to the seminar. The auditions (1st round, 2nd round and final selection) will be organised online. Our audition process is designed to ensure fairness across different instruments and countries. Detailed information for the rounds are provided below.
- CV and Motivation letter
- Pre existing links to recordings (Audios files and/or Videos files)
- Audios and/or Videos files of a Movement/excerpt from a Concerto OR/ a Movement from a Suite or Sonata by J.S. Bach OR/ a Piece from your choice
- Each piece should be recorded as one take
- Excerpts do not need to be recorded with accompaniment
- Each selection or movement may be uploaded as a separate video
- Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the sound quality should be as good as possible
- One piece of the candidate choice (4mn max)
- The selection of the second piece will be proposed to the applicant 15 days before the audition
- Prima vista orchestral excerpt
If you are selected for the seminar, you will be required to make yourself available for the full duration of the program. We ask successful candidates to sign a formal commitment to this effect. For students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate university education, they will have to make arrangements with their institutions and their professors to obtain time off that will allow them to participate in the program during all weeks designated in the calendar.