Each year the European Concert Hall Organisation selects a group of outstanding artists to become its Rising Stars. The selected Rising Stars perform a concert tour across the halls of the ECHO network. The ECHO Rising Stars series has existed since 1995 and has shaped the musical careers of many of today’s world class artists.

The aim of the Rising Stars series is to bring young and exceptional young artists to new international audiences. The selected artists are offered unparalleled performance opportunities to present musical programs of their choosing in the major concert halls of Europe. The focus of the series is musical excellence; the artists presented in the series are the best in their chosen field and are hand-selected by the Artistic Directors of our member halls.

Streaming schedule:

James Newby (c) Gerard Collett - Rising Stars 2021
28/1/2021: James Newby, baritone

28/1/2021: James Newby, baritone. Nominated by the Barbican Centre, London and presented in a recording at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. Marcelo Amaral accompanies on the piano. Programme:
Clara Schumann: Sechs Lieder op. 13
Robert Schumann: Kerner-Lieder op. 35

Jess Gillam - Rising Stars 2021-(c)Robin Clewley Photography
29/1/2021: Jess Gillam, saxophone

29/1/2021: Jess Gillam, saxophone. Nominated Sage Gateshead presented in a recording in London. Zeynep Özsuca accompanies on the piano. Programme:
Francis Poulenc: Sonate für Oboe und Klavier FP 185 /
Bearbeitung für Saxofon
Graham Fitkin: Gate
John Dowland: Flow, my tears F II/6
Pedro Iturralde: Pequeña Czarda

Cristina Goméz Godoy- Rising Stars 2021 (c)Felix Broede
2/2/2021: Cristina Gomez Godoy, oboe

2/2/2021: Cristina Gomez Godoy, oboe. Nominated by L’ Auditori Barcelona, Palau de la Música Catalana, and presented in a recording at the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. Accompanied by Sara Ferrández (viola) and Mario Härin (piano). Programme:
Camille Saint-Saëns: Sonate für Oboe und Klavier DDur op. 166
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trio Es-Dur KV 498 »Kegelstatt-Trio«
Claude Debussy: Douze Préludes / 1. Buch (selection)
Robert Kahn: Serenade op. 73
Charlotte Bray: This other Eden (ECHO commission)

In March 2021 we will have the opportunity to enjoy them live at Megaron.

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With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union