Ticket sales will launch on 25 January 2023

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The ambitious, large-scale EBBC 2023 will see a full week of events taking place in the city of Malmö, Sweden, between 29 April and 7 May 2023 and will encompass the European Brass Band Championships in association with World of Brass.

Organised by Brassmusik Skåne (BMS), the event will see bands from across Europe gather in a celebration of music-making and the most important and prestigious contest in the brass event calendar. As well as competing bands, the program of events will include performances from the renowned composer of art music, Britta Byström, and her work “The Bell Tolls”; will be premiered. Ola Salo, front man in the rock group The Ark, will also have a work for choir and brass band premiered. The Malmö Symphony Orchestra will pay a tribute to Brass with trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger as a soloist.

Ulf Rosenberg, President of the European Brass Band Association, commented: “The European brass band family will be in Sweden for the first time, and we are looking forward immensely to what promises to be a fantastic event. Brassmusik Skåne has assembled an outstanding program of events and performers which includes the cultural life in Malmö. The venue for the championships, Malmö Live, is excellent for brass bands. This is an occasion not to be missed by any lovers of our music!”

Bo Winborg, president of Brassmusik Skåne adds: ”After years of preparation, and canceled events, we are now ready to invite you to Malmö. My colleagues and I have done our utmost to make a visit to Malmö well worth a whole week of your life, but also during a long weekend, Malmö has time to offer great and memorable experiences. So whatever you choose, you are warmly welcome to Malmö!”

How to book

General ticket sales for all European Brass Band Championships events will open at 10 AM on 25 January via the Malmö Live Konserthus website https://malmolive.se/program/ebbc

Further information on all events can also be found at https://www.brassmusikskane.se/welcome-to-malmo/

Brassmusik Skåne would like to thank the event’s Principal Partner, World of Brass, Main Sponsor, Geneva Group, and Co-Sponsors Yamaha, Stomvi, Hal Leonard, Lake Music, Besson, City of Malmö, Event in Skåne, Musik i Syd, Malmö Live Konserthus AB, Sten K. Johnsons stiftelse, and Svenska Brassbandsförbundet.

The complete program of the EBBC 2023

Saturday 29 April // European Youth Brass Band (EYBB) Musical Director Per-OttoJohansson – first gathering

Monday 1 May // 2. Round Soloist Competition at Malmö Live

Monday 1 May // First music performance for choir and brass band by Ola Salo with S:t Petri Singers and Lunds brassband in St Petri Church.

Tuesday 2 May // Concert at Palladium. TBA.

Wednesday 3 May // Finale European Soloist Competition at Palladium, Concord BrassBand conductor Andreas Hanson. Also includes Concert with EYBB and Award Ceremony.

Thursday 4 May // Tribute to Brass with Håkan Hardenberger and Malmö SymphonyOrchestra, Malmö Live.

Friday 5 May // Opening ceremony, Malmö Town Hall, by invitation only.

Friday 5 May // European Brass Band Championships, Malmö Live, Championship section Test Piece.

Friday 5 May // Nocturne, S:t Petri Church, Bjørsvik Brass conductor Andreas Hanson

Saturday 6 May // European Brass Band Championships, Malmö Live, Challenge section own choice program incl. set test piece.

Saturday 6 May // European Brass Band Championships, Malmö Live, Championship section own choice piece.

Saturday 6 May // Grand Gala Concert, Malmö Live, and Award Ceremony. EYBB and CoryBand. Soloists Håkan Hardenberger, Viktoria Tolstoy and Per Ivarsson.

Saturday 6 May // Brass Night party.

Sunday 7 May // European Youth Brass Band Contest, Malmö Live, Development Sectionfollowed by Premier Section.

Sunday 7 May // Farewell Concert EBBC 2023 with EYBB and Award Ceremony, Malmö Live.