International collaboration

The programme has, since the beginning in 1982, been extremely European and internationally oriented. During this time a range of excellent international contacts have been made, and we have also, throughout the entire time, been building on our reputation and international recognition. Our artists come from many European countries. Many groups have an international cast that includes more nationalities than merely the residences of the ensembles. The programme also often includes Jewish and Basque artists, which is our contribution to the concern for national minorities.


About REMA: http://www.rema-eemn.net/

We are the member of the European Early Music Network REMA (Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne), which includes 82 organizations, mostly early music festivals from 21 European countriues. We have a seat on the Management Board (Conseil d’administration) and Klemen Ramovš, the director of the Seviqc Brežice festival, is the coordinator of the Slovene-Croatian national committee (REMA has, with the aim to make work more effective, formed 7 national committees: the Benelux and Great Britain, Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, Scandinavia, and the Baltic states). With our programmes like, for example, the Rema Showcase, we have a direct insight into the scene of excellent artists.


About EEEMERGING: http://eeemerging.eu/

The process set in place by the ‘eeemerging’ project aims to increase equality in the options open to young ensembles, give them excellent working conditions along with support and organisation for their projects, and help them to confront the realities of the early music market in Europe. eeemerging will therefore encourage the international circulation and promotion of these European artists, and also raise awareness of one of the most beautiful chapters of our European musical heritage.

The project is run by eight co-organisers, supported by 37 international partners and six European professional networks. The ABE (EU Cultural Ambassador from 2011 to 2013) has served as the framework for the group’s work.

A large-scale European cooperation project promoting the emergence of new talent in early music

The project allows to:

  • find, select and train the best emerging ensembles, 
  • prepare them to enter the European marketplace through the creation of a network of places for training, residencies and diffusion,
  • allow the ensembles to perform for varied audiences in order to get them accustomed to the concert environment, outreach work and the development of programme proposals in accordance with the expectations of promoters,
  • promote the ensembles, giving them access to high-quality marketing tools;
  • raise awareness of all participants through a website and a shared digital audiovisual platform, and increase the audience for early music.

This experimental project will be evaluated throughout. It is not only groundbreaking in its field but also replicable in the wider genre of live performance. 

EEEmerging ensembles 2016

EEEmerging presentation 2013 - 2018


Together with the partner and Project Manager, ad libitum Konzertwerkstatt GGmbH from Villach, we have successfully obtained the European funds under the call EACEA: Cooperation Projects, for the project EOS – European Opera Sound for the years 2013 and 2014. Besides ad libitum, which is the project’s coordinator, Festival Kvarner (Croatia), Festival Seviqc Brežice (Slovenia), NEO (New European Opera; France) and the Associazione Orchestra Sinfonica „Guido d‘Arezzo“ (Italy), participate in the project’s implementation. Within this collaboration the Purpur Orchestra will perform on Friday, 6th September, at the Knight‘s Hall of the Brežice Castle, with Haydn’s opera – Orlando Paladino (1782), Hob. XXVIII: 11, in a concert performance. 

We have already worked with the Purpur Orchestra in September 2012, when Joseph Haydn’s opera Armida was performed in Rogaška Slatina with a strong international instrumental and vocal cast, within the framework of the previous project – »PurPur - European Sound Interchange«. The response of the audience, media, artists and partner organisations was exceptional, which is why we have decided to continue the project in the following two years (2013, 2014).

Purpur EOS is completely devoted to Haydn’s operatic creativity and offers young artists a unique opportunity to be involved in an international opera project, which is, otherwise, possible only in established opera houses. Like its preceding Project PurPur, the Project EOS is based on the practical and theoretic exchange of knowledge of different playing, sound and performance traditions that are the musical cultural heritage of a huge range of European states. It has now been expanded to include the dimension of opera. It also deals practically with the singing and performance tradition of European opera houses. This work is taking place under the support and guidance of the best singing coaches and orchestra musicians of Europe (members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras and the Milan Scala). At the centre of the Project EOS are two operas by Joseph Haydn: 2013 Orlando Paladino, a “dramma eroicomico” in three acts (Hob. XXVIII: 11) and 2014 L'anima Del Filosofo, Ossia Orfeo ed Euridice, a dramma per musica in five acts (Hob. XXVIII: 13). These two operas are being implemented with young, ultra talented European singers and orchestra musicians, integrated into the Orchestra PurPur, which is a sustainable result of the previous project.