EFFE

26.04.2017

BRQ Vantaa Festival received the EFFE label 2017–2018

This is the second time BRQ Vantaa Festival has gained international recognition after receiving EFFE’s – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe – quality label! EFFE’s main goal is to bring together the festivals that are dedicated to the arts, community and European values, as well as to build bridges to bring the international festival communities closer to each other and to inform the public about the variety of European festival scene.

BRQ Vantaa Festival received the following feedback:

“The [BRQ Vantaa] festival makes an important effort to revive early music and to attract new audiences to enjoy this music genre which in Finland has very little own repertory. By commissioning new works for period instruments, by presenting unknown or totally new instruments the festival is looking towards future, yet keen on preserving and maintaining the tradition of early music.”

Now BRQ Vantaa belongs among the chosen festivals that are being given the 2017– 2018 EFFE label. We are very thankful and proud of being one of the Europe’s most distinguished festivals!

What is EFFE?

08.04.2017

Application form to BRQ Vantaa Festival Fringe series

Young professional ensembles (max. 6 persons) and soloists are most welcome to perform in BRQ Vantaa Festival venues. The Fringe concerts are taking place in the Chapel of St. Lawrence, a modern building from 2010. As a festival guest, artists will also get access to other performances of the festival, held in the Chapel and in the Church of St. Lawrence, a stone church from the 15th century.

We encourage musicians to apply now, sending this form (link below) to info@brq.fi with following additional materials: a resume or a bio, a picture (printable quality 300 dpi/inch, one per ensemble/soloist), a recording or a link to a recent YouTube video and a suggested programme of 45 minutes, including the names of all musicians and instrumentation. As for the programme, feel free to select any programme you deem successful in Finland.

The deadline for applications is April 23rd 2017. Selection will be made by April 30th.

Although no fee will be paid for these concerts, the audience will be invited to make a voluntary contribution. BRQ Vantaa Festival will provide one night accommodation to the ensembles selected for the Fringe.

Fill the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/VSaKJtJxcJsSnJHw1

10.06.2015

BRQ Vantaa honored with EFFE label

 

Despite its young age, BRQ Vantaa Festival has gained international recognition after receiving EFFE’s – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe – quality label! EFFE’s main goal is to bring together the festivals that are dedicated to the arts, community and European values, as well as to build bridges to bring the international festival communities closer to each other and to inform the public about the variety of European festival scene.

Now BRQ Vantaa belongs among the chosen festivals that are being given the 2015– 2016 EFFE label. EFFE’s three valuation criteria are artistic commitment, involvement of community and the international and global outlook. They have a significant impact on local, national and international level. EFFE recognizes the tremendous excellence of the selected festivals and BRQ Vantaa is now one of these quality labeled festivals!

This is a great achievement and recognition for BRQ Vantaa, from which we can be proud of!

 

More about EFFE: http://www.effe.eu