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JM International invites young classically trained musicians from around the world, between the ages of 18-30, to submit their candidature and ideas to the enCORE Accelerando 2023.

The enCORE Accelerando is a global youth-music meetup created by JM International, which aims to identify, support and promote ideas and projects that focus on uncovering new ways in classical music from around the world.

The enCORE Accelerando is an event full of fun, learning and sharing, where participants will have the chance to connect with other young music changemakers from around the world and put their ideas to the test, receiving guidance from industry professionals, who will help them shape their projects.

At enCORE, you will have the opportunity to work on, pitch and develop project ideas (in teams or solo) through workshops that will help you shape your ideas into concrete projects. During the event you will undergo training in modules related to project and financial management, fundraising and communications, all the while being supported by mentors who will help you take your ideas to the next level. Each project team will have the chance to pitch their idea to a professional jury, who will award the best 3 projects with a microgrant of €1000 each, turning your dreams into reality! The winning project will also receive further training, support and promotion throughout the following year by JM International.

Selected enCORE participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the “Bach to the Future” conference. Bach to the Future aims to connect and inform institutions and related professionals about the upcoming trends in the classical music field to keep up with all the rapid changes of the digital era and be inspired by new methods and best practices from all around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to network with industry stakeholders and experience top-level sessions by industry thought leaders.


3 JuneArrivals (before 16:00) + Welcome & Intro4 JuneWorkshops & Training Sessions + Concert (TBC)5 JuneWorkshops & Training Sessions + Classical Jam (TBC)6 JunePitches + Bach to the Future Conference + Awards Ceremony7 JuneFinal evaluation + Departures (after 13:00)


Applicants should apply online via the following form by no later than April 9, 23:59 CET.

Candidates should be prepared to provide the following info:

  • Motivational letter in English (max. 1 page), including

    • Your background in classical music

    • Why do you want to participate in enCORE 2023

    • An initial project idea you would like to explore during the event

  • Updated CV in English (max. 3 pages)


An international jury will select up to 30 participants, taking into consideration their initial ideas, gender, and geographical balance. Musicians that make it through the first selection may be asked to provide additional material to further present their ideas.


The jury will select up to 30 musicians to attend the enCORE Accelerando 2023 as well as a reserve shortlist, who may join the project in the case of cancellations. All candidates will be notified about the results by the 15th of April.


To Enter:

  • You must be between the ages of 18 to 30 at the time of entry.

  • You must apply as an individual.

  • You must have a good comprehension of English as all workshops and pitches will be in English.

If Selected:

  • If selected, you will be invited to attend the enCORE Accelerando in Budapest, from June 3rd to June 7th, 2023.

  • During your stay in Budapest, accommodation and food will be provided by JM International.

  • Participation in the enCORE Accelerando and Bach to the Future events will be covered by JM International.

  • Transportation to and from Budapest will be covered up to the amount of €200/person for participants travelling within Europe and €400/person for those travelling from outside Europe. You may seek additional travel support from a JM member organisation or other local organisations, schools and institutions. Please get in touch with them to explore the possibility of their support.

  • If needed, you are expected to take care of your own visa and all other official requirements, as well as ensure you have sufficient funds for your private expenses. If invitation letters are required (for VISA applications or otherwise), please contact JM International once selected.

  • You are responsible for ensuring your own instrument(s), travel and health.


enCORE is an international platform for young classically trained musicians from different backgrounds to explore the current and future trends of their traditions and develop both personally and professionally.


JMI is a global network of non-profits that provides opportunities for young people and children to develop through music across all boundaries. Open to all styles of music, we work for, and with, young musicians across genres. By harnessing the power of music to bridge social, geographical and cultural divides, JMI programs create an international platform for intercultural dialogue and acceptance.


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1 Comment

May 24, 2023

It should be a great event! So many young talents will come together. By the way, the newest trend in the music industry is iTunes promotion for artists: . I think this is a good topic for discussion at the meeting.

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