Musicians4UnitedEurope

 

MANIFESTO

"It will be called ‚Europe‘ in the 20th century, and in the following centuries, even more transfigured, it will be called ‚humanity‘… Let us not be Englishmen, Frenchmen or Germans but Europeans. Let us no longer be Europeans but humans.“
Victor Hugo

 

 

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MANIFESTO

 

We live in alarming and turbulent times: Brexit, the US election, increasing authoritarianism in Eastern Europe, the rise of populism across other parts of Europe and the advance of the far right within national and international politics. There is a genuine fear that our European continent may be falling apart, both politically and culturally - or at best be reduced to a purely economic entity.  We feel strongly that a cultural call to action is necessary and urgent.

Musicians know about the importance of listening, of sharing emotions with each other in order to create and re-create one of the highest forms of expression known to human beings: music, which we believe is the most international of languages. This is why we feel emboldened to share this message.


We pledge whenever possible in our work as international musicians to discourage:

Falling back into single national states, potentially in conflict with one another and dependent on the benevolence of the superpowers

Rigid borders between friendly nations, limiting our ability to move and express ourselves freely

An exaggerated climate of fear leading to the infringement of civil and human rights

Threats against freedom of speech and against the free press

The erosion of democracy

Rewriting of national history



We pledge whenever possible in our work as international musicians to encourage:

More democratic legitimation and transparency of European institutions

More solidarity between European nations, respecting each others traditions and values.

Supporting patriotism and national pride together with, not at the expense of, European unity and ideals

Developing a clear narrative to define what cultural identity is. Bringing across the message that such identity is enriched by contact with other cultures 

A pan-European cultural collaboration with major European projects such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) or the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO)

Cultural education and access to culture as a basic right for everyone

 
 

FOUNDING MEMBERS

 

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Lisa Batiashvili
Ohad Ben-ari
Guy Braunstein,
Gautier Capuçon
Renaud Capucon
Marc Coppey

Gergana Gergova
Alban Gerhardt
Alan Gilbert
Martin Grubinger
Thomas Hampson
Daniel Hope
Steven Isserlis

Paavo Järvi
Vladimir Jurowski
Francois Leleux
Susanna Mälkki
Gabriela Montero
Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Sakari Oramo

Thomas Quasthoff
Baiba Skride
Osmo Vänskä
Lars Vogt
Alisa Weilerstein
Sarah Willis

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Aadland, Eivind
Abelin, Etienne
Adomeit, Kai
Adorjan, David
Adorjan, Gabriel
Aimard, Pierre-Laurent
Akasaka, Tomoko
Albach, Elina
Albers, Julie
Alibaud, Dorran
Alpheis, Dette
Altstädt, Nicolas
Altunjan, Kristina
Ammann, Dieter
Andsnes, Leif-Ove
Anic,Latica
Arcis Saxophone Quartet
Artus, Guillaume
Åstrand, Christina
Atos Trio
Auner, Thomas Michael
Aust-Ioan, Sorina
Avital, Avi
Ayroles, Jean-Luc
Baglini, Maurizio
Bamping, Richard
Banks, Jenny
Banse, Juliane
Bar Shai, Iddo
Barenboim, Misha
Barley, Matthew
Barr, Lucas
Barragan Hernandez, Pablo
Bartha, Julia
Bartolomey, Franz
Batiashvili, Lisa
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Baumgartel, Karen
Beaudoin, Jacqes
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Beyer, Meike
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Bitzan, Wendelin
Bjøranger, Jan
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Blessing, Clara
Bodanovich, Maja
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Fuchs, Wenzel Maria
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Garcia Jermann, Angel
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Geiss, Daniel
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Gergova, Gergana
Gerhardt, Alban
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Gerhardt, Manon
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Glass, Kamila
Gokieli, Anano
Goldberg, Clemens
Gomyo, Karen
Gonzalez, Pablo
Gorokhov, Leonid
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Gothoni, Ralf
Gourzi, Konstantia
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Grubinger, Martin
Gualco, Christiano
Gubatz, Daniela
Gullberg-Jensen, Eivind
Gurvitch, Leon
Guy, Francois-Frederic
Gvetadze, Nino
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Hagner, Viviane
Hampson, Thomas
Hansen, Niels Christian
Hay Jennings, Callum
Hecker, Marie-Elisabeth
Heinrich, Sophie
Heinz, Sophia
Held, Amelie
Helmchen, Martin
Helmerson, Frans
Helms Ålien, Miriam
Hermus, Antony
Herold, Kilian
Hierluksch, Claus
Higham, Philipp
Hinz, Sylvia
Hockley, Ian
Hoheisel, Florian
Hölscher, Franziska
Holtmann, Heidrun
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Hopkins, Luise
Hoppe, Thomas
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Huber, Sandra
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Inkinen, Pietari
Ionis, Alexandra
Irmer, Wolfram
Isakovic, Natalija
Isserlis, Steven
Jablonski, Olivia
Jäckle, Katharina
Jacobsen, Volker
Jaffe, Ramon
Järvi, Paavo
Johansen, Mathias
Johnson, Jean
Jordan, Philippe
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Jurowski, Vladimir
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Karttunen, Anssi
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Kehring, Burkhard
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Stromberg, David
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Taneva, Miriam
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