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“The players formed a real ensemble with a communal sense of vivid expressiveness, sense of vitality and constant feel of enjoyment. Whatever the mood of the music, whether happy, or sad, you felt they were all united in their wish to tell you that this was wonderful stuff.”

Planet Hugill May 2016

“Barockmusik, betörend schön gespielt. Das European Union Baroque Orchestra unter Leitung von Rachel Podger brillierte in der Basilika St. Emmeram in Regensburg.”

Mittelbayerische May 2016


“The young EUBO musicians play with a captivating freshness and vitality that is hard to match, though they are also as technically accomplished as the members of much more experienced groups.”

Early Music (Oxford Journals) August 2015


“These musicians of EUBO are young but directed and guided by a director whose zest and energy are akin to those of a much younger person. … crisp and elegantly phrased music …… delivered with the same panache that characterised this concert.”

The Times of Malta January 2015


“Sie wissen in mir einen der grossen Unterstützer des Orchesters seit Anbeginn. Ich wünsche dem EUBO alles Gute und weiterhin viel Erfolg und Schaffenkraft.”

Bundespräsident Walter Scheel

14 January 2014


The CD Peace & Celebration “is testimony to the quality of the EUBO and its Danish director: Mortensen’s command of the idiom is second to none.”

Read Andrew Clark’s 5-star review in Financial Times.


Commissioner Vassiliou

Words in support of the European Union Baroque Orchestra

Concert in Brussels, Bibliothèque Solvay, Tuesday 16 October 2012

“EUBO is the perfect example of what Europe can achieve by pooling together its best resources and talents.This orchestra has greatly contributed to the vitality of European baroque ensembles. I am delighted that this orchestra should place such a great gift for harmony and reconciliation into the hands of Europe’s more promising young musicians.”

Mrs Androulla Vassiliou

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

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