EMC elects new Board

emc-logo-2010Alongside the 2nd European Forum on Music, taking place from 19 to 22 April in Istanbul, Turkey, the EMC Annual Meeting took place including elections for the EMC Board 2012–2014. The new board consists of
• Stef Coninx, Chairman (Belgium)
• Christian Höppner, Vice-Chair (Germany)
 • Ian Smith Treasurer, (UK)
• Erling Aksdal (Norway)
• Claire Goddard (UK/Germany)
• Helena Maffli-Nissinen (Switzerland/Finland)
• Kaie Tanner (Estonia)
• Katharine Lane (UK) as a co-opted Working Group Youth member

For more information please read the press release on the 2nd European Forum on Music .

UNESCO renews its close partnership with IMC

newslogoThe UNESCO Executive Board decided on March 8, 2012 to admit the International Music Council as NGO partner with associate status for a renewable term of eight years.



IMC represented at the celebrations of the International Jazz Day at UNESCO headquarters

jazzday.pngThe celebration of the International Jazz Day is an important step to promote the values of jazz as an important historical art form which has contributed to promote intercultural dialogue, eradicate discrimination, promote respect for human rights and dignity, foster gender equality and reinforce the role of youth for social change. Proclaimed by UNESCO at its 36th General Conference in November 2011, the celebrations will take place worldwide on 30th April.


Youth encounters at the European Forum on Music

The MEGY project will culminate at the European Forum on Music in April in Istanbul which has the theme Transcending Boundaries – Building Bridges. Through workshops, plenary discussions and presentations, participants  will explore the physical obstacles hindering musical exchange in Europe as well as discuss the role which music can play in overcoming  borders – be it geographical, cultural or generational.


Young people from all over the world meet at the Menuhin Competition

newslogoThe Menuhin Competition is an international meeting point and festival celebrating exceptionally talented young musicians from across the globe. Currently it is taking place in the Central Conservatory of China in Beijing (for information in Chinese please see the following link: The first time in China it offers a unique meeting point for European and Chinese musicians and promote the dialogue between the two continents.



2011 "NEW TALENT" Competition laureate announced

ivett gyngysiThe Laureates of the 2011 New Talent Competition were announced after the two public chamber music concerts in Bratislava on Friday, 2 December 2011. These concerts were offered to EBU Members for live broadcast as part of the "pink offer" music exchanges. After the second round, the jury selected the following three finalists (in order of appearance during the final concert):

Kiril Stoyanov, percussion, Bulgaria
Karol Danis, violin, Slovakia
Ivett Gyöngyösi, piano, Hungary


Music Empowers Global Youth

newslogoAfter a successful launch of the project at the 4th IMC World Forum on Music with diverse youth-led events and the continuation with a workshop on cultural policy and work-shadowing in Paris, Bonn and Munich in December 2011, the next project activity is the Capacity-building workshop for young music professionals and Meeting of the IMC Youth Advisory Group (YAG).


Winners of the 2011 Five IMC Music Rights Awards

0329wfom.jpgTallinn, September 28th 2011 - In the setting of the 4th IMC World Forum on Music, the International Music Council staged the award-giving ceremony of the IMC Five Music Rights Awards on September 27th 2011. The IMC Five Music Rights Awards were once again given to programmes or projects that support in an exemplary way one or more of the Five Music Rights enunciated by the International Music Council. The Awards are a way to encourage IMC members and other organisations to give active support to the music rights.

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4th IMC World Forum on Music - A Great Success

 There is a lot of knowledge and experience to share when motivated individuals and representatives of music organisations meet to discuss music and social change, which is precisely what happened at the 4th IMC World Forum on Music from 26th September to the 1st of October. Tallinn (Estonia), the European cultural capital 2011, offered the perfect setting for this international conference, which gathered nearly 300 music actors from some 50 countries all over the world.


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