European Orchestra Federation Awards 2021 | Nominations Now Open

In 2021, the European Orchestra Federation (EOFed) will present the inaugural EOFed Award to celebrate best practice and innovation in the youth and amateur orchestral community in Europe.

Nominations are now open.

The aim of the award is to acknowledge particular accomplishments of EOFed members and members of members and to showcase examples of excellent work that can be emulated by others to develop their own orchestras or projects.

This award will not only recognise the efforts of the European orchestral movement in promoting the growth and development of orchestras but will champion innovative activities that benefit an orchestra or an entire community of orchestras and will reward artistic projects that are in some way imaginative, different or represent a great achievement.

The EOFed Board decides the category of the award and in 2021 it will honour a person who has made an outstanding contribution. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, 20 September 2021 in Dresden at the International Conference and Project Orchestra BTHVN 2021: Passion meets Profession.

A candidate may be nominated by an EOFed member or a member of an EOFed member and must be a person who is involved in a youth and/or amateur orchestra in Europe in connection with EOFed members or members of EOFed member federations whose activities and achievements meet the above objectives of the Award.

The application should be sent by e-mail to by Friday, 20 August 2021 and may be supplemented by additional material (CV, video materials etc). The nominees will be considered by a Jury and the winner will be informed by the end of August 2021.