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ECHO Rising Stars

Black and white photo of Diana Tishchenko holding her violin

The Barbican is proud to be a part of ECHO, the European Concert Halls Organisation – which collaborates each year to give Europe’s brightest young musical stars a truly international platform.

And this season, our European partner venues from Paris to Porto have picked out genuinely astonishing emerging classical musicians, ranging from violinists to a baritone with a range of accolades already behind him.

Each concert is devised by the artist themselves: it’s effectively a musical self-portrait. And for each concert, ECHO has also commissioned one of Europe’s pre-eminent living composers to create something tailored specially to them. Premieres by figures of the calibre of Vasco Mendonça and Judith Weir mean that ECHO Rising Stars series isn’t just an unparalleled showcase for new talent but essential listening for anyone interested in the future of music.

Classical Futures