Organized by the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth, the Tarptautiniu Kulturos Projectu Centras of Lithuania and the UGDA Music School in Luxembourg, the project ‘Musical Train’ will bring together young European musicians traveling from Esch-sur-Alzette (European Capital of Culture 2022) with their peers travelling by train from Kaunas (European Capital of Culture 2022) for a final performance in Brussels.

Four young European musicians (strings) – prize winners of EMCY member competitions will come together for a preparation period and workshops in Esch-sur-Alzette in collaboration with the local Music Conservatoire. A similar activity with brass players takes place in Kaunas (LT). Each musician will bring a repertoire from his home country to develop a Pan- European repertoire for the musical activities.

They will perform outreach sessions in refugee, cultural and social centers as well as flash-mobs and concerts in unexpected places where they will meet the audience such as trains and train stations.

The activity takes place in the frame of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and with the support of the Capitals of Culture Esch 2022 and Kaunas.

Program of the Lithuanian group – Brass quintet

7 – 11 June: Kaunas: rehearsal session + concerts
12 June: Kaunas – Bialystok (Performance in Kaunas Train station)
13 June: Bialystok – Warsaw (Performance in Bialystok and Warsaw Train Stations)
14 June: Warsaw – Berlin (Performance in Warsaw Train Station at 11:30 am and possibly in Berlin.
15 June: Berlin: Concert in cooperation with Lithuanian Embassy.
16 June: Berlin – Köln (Performance in Berlin and Köln Train Stations).
17 June: Köln – Esch-sur-Alzette -> join the Luxembourgish group.

Luxembourgish group – String quartet

16 – 18 June: Esch Music Conservatoire

Common Program

17th June: Esch-sur-Alzette: welcome performance at Esch train station (19:00)
18 – 20 June: Esch-sur-Alzette: rehearsals and workshops
19 June: concert at the Music Conservatoire in Esch-sur-Alzette (20:00)
20 June: in Schengen at Kraidergaart (18:00)
21 June: Esch-Brussels
At departure: short performance at Luxembourg-City train station (09:30) – Arrival and short performance at Brussels Train Station (13:30) – Performance in Brussels at Citizen’s Garden (European Parliament) (18:00)

The artists

Railways Brass
Vilius Laureckis Trumpet (Lithuania)
Gvidas Aleksandravičius Trumpet (Lithuania)
Danielius Štrapenskas French Horn (Lithuania)
Jovaras Šiekštelė Trombone (Lithuania)
Laimonas Masevičius Tūba (Lithuania)

Railways Strings
Miona Topalović violin (Serbia)
Stefan Burchardt violin (Denmark/Serbia)
Miguel Gonzalo Tlacháč Cáceres viola (Slovakia)
Peyton Hall Magalhaes Cello (USA/Lithuania)

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