Tracing EUBO’s backstory

June 27, 2024 - INSIGHTS
Insights from EUBO's early beginnings in conversation with our visionary founder Paul James.

We’ve had an in-depth conversation with Paul James, the visionary founder of EUBO. Following our relaunch under the management and tutelage of the Icons foundation, we’re delighted Paul remains actively engaged in our ongoing activities as an artistic advisor. With EUBO’s inception dating back to 1985 under his leadership, we sat down with Paul to tell us more about those early days.

 Read the first part of the interview

Announcing EUBO’s Summer 2024 projects

April 16, 2024 - NEWS
We proudly present our summer agenda with three delightful Baroque projects and concerts in Italy, Belgium and a much-anticipated return to Germany.

Gottfried Von der Goltz leads EUBO through musical extravagance and exoticism for a residency in Malborghetto at the Risonanze Festival in Northern Italy in June 2024. Claudio Astronio highlights Bach’s brilliance in ‘Father and Son’ Bach at the Antiqua Festival in Bolzano, Italy, August 2024. And Alfredo Bernardini celebrates Telemann and Bach’s diversity in ‘In Blending Styles’ during a residency at Kloster Michaelstein in September, marking EUBO’s return to Germany since its relaunch. Join us for an unforgettable summer of Baroque music!

Check out all concert dates.

Or take a closer look in our 2024 Yearbook.

A Baroque Affair with María Hernández Galán

March 26, 2024 - INSIGHTS
Meet María Hernández Galán, a talented violinist from Spain eager to explore opportunities and gain experiences beyond her home country. 

The Toledo born violinist graduated from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla la Mancha in 2020 and perfected her chamber music playing under the guidance of the Casals Quartet. Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Early Music Bachelor at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Castellon. She is a founding member of the period instrument group Antóda Ensemble and plays with the Camerata de Castilla-La Mancha.

What attracts you in Baroque Music?
Mainly the music itself, and also the free atmosphere that has been created around it, is what inspires me in playing Baroque music.

Where do you draw inspiration from outside of music?
Poetry and photography are two things in which I find a lot of inspiration.

Thinking of EUBO, which three words spring to mind?
Teamwork, friendship and experience.

What do you expect from your EUBO journey?
I hope to learn lots of music, meet people from all over Europe and make my way in the professional world.

What do you value most in your fellow-musicians or desk partner?
What matters to me in playing with others, is the energy and drive they bring to our work together.

Who are your favourite baroque musicians?
Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande, Rachel Podger, Chiara Banchini and Enrico Onofri

What gadget, tool or accessory is indispensable for you?
Headphones to listen to music at any time

What’s currently on your playlist?
Orchestral suites by Bach, some music by Caldara and Dornel, songs by Lori Meyers, The Lumineers, Cariño, Queen…