ECMA Pro – Launch of ECMA Career Platforms

Where & When

Thursday, 1st June 2023 – 17.00-18.40 CET


online via Zoom
(for participation, please register here)


on the spot at Grafenegg Castle, Austria
with Johannes Meissl (Artistic Director ECMA), Sonia Simmenauer (Impressariat Simmenauer), Mantautas Krukauskas (LMTA, Vilnius) and many more

Two online platforms aiming to support young Chamber Music Ensembles to start off their careers have been developed by the ECMA community within the EU-co-funded project ECMA Pro – International Career Development and Socially Engaged Outreach in Chamber Music, and will be launched in a hybrid event.

ECMA Switchboard

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

After passing an audition for a jury representing ECMA and including the ECMA artistic directors Johannes Meissl, Patrick Jüdt and Hatto Beyerle, the ensembles undergo a two-year advanced education programme comprising several one-week sessions and further activities. The ensembles receive intensive mentoring and inspirational input from distinguished lecturers in the context of the different regional and national cultural backgrounds, traditions and current developments within the ECMA community. Thus, the ensembles presented on the ECMA Switchboard are composed of excellent, independent and innovative ensemble musicians who can meet the high professional demands in tomorrow’s music scene.

ECMA Career Skills Platform

The ECMA Career Skills Platform provides a grand variety of material for young musicians to actively and autonomously work on their projects and further develop their careers. The Introductory Course on Project Management includes readers, exercises and further information on how to create, present, communicate, organize and finance your musical project; and prestigious international professionals such as Sonia Simmenauer, Andreas Sønning and Tiziana Tentoni share their experiences and know-how on promotion and marketing, musical entrepreneurship and the future of the music business and how to move in it.

More Information, Contact

ECMA Pro is an EU-co-funded cooperation project tackling career development and socially engaged outreach in chamber music. Over the course of four years (2020-2024), twelve partner institutions join forces to further develop the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA).

Contact: Veronika Leiner, Project Management ECMA Pro,