MusXchange - A transnational mobility programme for a new generation of European musicians

EFNYO strongly believes in the added value of short-term mobility projects in professional music training. Following its beginnings in 1996, the musicians’ mobility programme of EFNYO has seen the exchange of more than 850 participants, and has developed into an indispensable instrument for the professionalization of young musicians in Europe.

The programme MusXchange, which was launched as a pilot project in 2009 with co-finance from the EU Commission and EU Parliament, is based on 20 years of experience of EFNYO members. It was continued and expanded in a second cycle (2012-14), third cycle (2015-17) and current fourth cycle (2018-20) under the EU Creative Europe Programme.

Recognising the special characteristics of education and performance in music, the programme gives young pre-professional musicians opportunities to gain orchestral practice in partner orchestras abroad, discover new repertoire, different performance styles and orchestra traditions, and meet conductors, teachers, and young artists in a different cultural environment. The experiences of participating in orchestra/ensemble projects of durations between 10 days to 6 weeks, widely contribute to musicians' competitiveness, diversification of social, language and intercultural skills, and performance practices for their future professional careers.