The European Brass Band Association are delighted to announce the programme of events for the 2023 European Brass Band Championships in Malmö, Sweden.
The whole festival takes place over two weeks, with the first event in the beautiful All Saints Church (Allhelgonakyrkan), in Lund, near Malmö on Tuesday 25 April. Following this, there are further concerts in Lund, and on the Wednesday evening, the Malmö Brass Band perform in the historic Malmö Palladium along with soloists from the Lund Culture School.
Saturday 29 April sees the European Youth Brass Band assembling from across Europe for their first rehearsal. On Monday 1 May, the competitions begin in earnest, with the Semi-Finals for the European Soloist Competition taking place in the Malmö Live Kuben. On Wednesday 3 May, again in Lund, there is a Lunchtime concert featuring a lecture and performances on reconstructions of 3000-year ceremonial old horns – where it all began!
The ambition is to present brass bands, through a diverse series of events, to a wider audience.
The President of Brassmusik Skåne, Bo Winborg, is proud of the two-week program. He explains that the ambition is to present brass bands, through a diverse series of events, to a wider audience. This is done by collaborating with various choirs and through newly commissioned music by both rock musicians and representatives of classical music. We have addressed young learners and a mature audience. Finally, we wanted to present you to our region’s history through musical impressions, says Bo Winborg
For the first time, the European Brass Band Championships will take place in Sweden.