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European Concert Hall Organisation

Since the end of 2011, the Palau de la Música Catalana has been a member of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), Europe's leading association of concert auditoria and venues. ECHO represents a platform for open exchange and joint reflection on the shared opportunities, novelties and challenges faced by concert venues in the 21st century.

As only the most innovative auditoria with a commitment to excellence are chosen, forming part of this restricted group is a real honour. The Palau de la Música Catalana and the Orfeó Català, with their staff, the support of their sponsors and institutions, together with the enthusiastic attendance by audiences, have made this achievement possible. Above and beyond the international prestige this means for the Palau de la Música, belonging to ECHO allows it not only to host, but also to organise co-productions and exchanges to enhance even more the musical activities of this Art Nouveau venue.

As a result of cooperation with ECHO, this season sees a new series of concerts (ECHO Rising Stars) which will allow the youngest soloists to perform in Europe's top concert venues.