Take Five: Europe is “an exclusive programme for innovative composers, instrumentalists, conductors and vocalists embarking on significant international careers. Participants will have the chance to take ‘time out’ from their work to expand their professional networks and gain greater awareness of musical opportunities across Europe.” It is funded by the Culture Programme of the European Union, and involves partners from the five participating European countries. The ten selected artists are:
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Airelle Besson (France) trumpet/ flugelhorn /violin /composer/arranger/orchestrator
Arun Ghosh (UK) clarinettist/ composer /music educator
Chris Sharkey (UK) /educator /founding member of Leeds Improvised Music Association (LIMA).
Daniel Herskedal (Norway) tuba/composer
David Kweksilber(Netherlands)clarinet/ saxophone
Guillaume Perret (France) saxophone
Marcin Masecki (Poland) Piano/ composer
Marcos Baggiani (Netherlands, originally from Argentina) drums/ composer / producer
Per Zanussi (Norway) bass
Piotr Damasiewicz (Poland) composer/ trumpet/ and activist
Full biographies and details of the other nominees are on the Take Five Europe website
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