The European Union Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1981 with players from the member states of the European Union. The Orchestra lays an emphasis on giving unique opportunities and experience to young musicians at the outset of their professional careers.
An acknowledged Cultural Ambassador for the European Union, EUCO has an annual schedule of some 50 concerts and a worldwide reputation for musical excellence. It has performed in such concert halls as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.
Enjoying the Royal patronage of HM Queen Sofia of Spain the Orchestra has been invited to play for many Heads of State, notably Queen Noor of Jordan, Princess Galyani of Thailand and King Sihanouk of Cambodia. Supported by the European Commission, it has performed in some 50 countries overseas, while also appearing at major venues and festivals throughout Europe.