Ecos Festival | Manfredo Kraemer
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Resident Ensembles


The main goal of the residence programme is to give a boost to young talent and knowledge in early music, assisting young ensembles in expanding their artistic skills and getting involved with the professional market through:


  •  High-quality artistic training, by means of masterclasses given by internationally renowned teachers.


  • A workspace with outstanding conditions during the stay.


  • Assistance with the creation of own audiovisual material: photographic material and a professional video.


  • Marketing and communication tools.


  • Promotion and advertising through all ECOS and Early Music Project´s networks and media.


  • Public concerts so as to become familiar with organizing concerts before varied audiences, promotion and development of programmes proposals according to the concerts promoters´ expectations.


Manfredo Kraemer, an internationally renowned violinist, will be the teacher for ECOS 2018.


Manfredo Kraemer


July 24-28


“Jardines de la Santa” Hotel

Number of students

3 chamber ensembles (2-6 members each)

Registration deadline

1 May


100€ per person


Registration Form



Resident Ensembles Programme is open to 3-6 members ensembles of any nationality, vocals, instrumental or mixed holding period instruments and playing under historically informed criterion, and whose average age is under 32.

The registration fee includes:
-Two one-hour sessions with the teacher Manfredo Kraemer.

-Full-board accommodation in triple rooms at Los Jardines de la Santa Hotel, between 23-28 July.

– Shooting of a 2-3 minute promotional video by dBup Grabaciones Clásicas and Kinetic Vídeo.

– Photo shoot by a professional photographer.

– One or two concerts within the Region of Murcia between 24-27 July, and a concert at Torre de Aledo on 28 July.

– Rehearsal space (harpsichord and organ at disposal) during the stay.

– By the end of ECOS, one of the resident ensembles will be selected to take part in ECOS 2019 programme, in a remunerated concert.



Travelling expenses are not included, although the organization will assist resident ensembles with the arrival and departure to and from La Santa Hotel.



A link to a Dropbox/Drive document shall be sent including:

• Video recording of the ensemble (max .8 minutes).
• C.V of the ensemble.
• High definition photo of the ensemble (min. 2MB).
• Programme proposal (40/50 min.) including tittle, pieces, and movements to be interpreted.
• I.D photocopy of all members of the ensemble who will take part in the artistic residence.

Applicants will be informed about the selection results on 7 May. Three ensembles will be selected for ECOS 2018 by a committee comprised of Manfredo Kraemer (Teacher), Jorge Losana (Festival Director), and David Gutiérrez (Programme Manager).

The deadline for selected applicants to make the reservation will be 13 May, paying the registration fee which is 100 euros per person. In case the ensemble does not make the reservation within the deadline, the place will be offerred to the next ensemble in order of preference established by the committee