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EUBO memories…

9th June 2014

What can I say, it was a great and unforgettable experience for me to be a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra in 2011 and to return as a concertmaster under the direction of Gottfried von der Goltz in 2013. The human aspect of the project is very important. We made significant friendships and relationships during the whole time we were together on the concert tours. We all learned a lot from each other.

Musically, I had never experienced anything like it, and I very much doubt I will ever repeat the experience. In a full concert hall an amazing audience, attending the touching and inspiring performances and on the stage a devoted orchestra which members were inspired by the music and the directors. There was a great energy present in the performances. I don´t remember many concerts in my life where I ended up crying because of the ‘magic’ happening on stage. EUBO gave that experience to me. For that I am very grateful and as mentioned already, I will never forget it.

It is a combination of many things, but without analyzing the components more, I say, EUBO is unique. There is no other project like EUBO.

Lorea Aranzasti Pardo

Member of EUBO 2011 & concertmaster for a tour in 2013