• Welcome at EMJ2015: from April 30 to May 4

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  • Instrumental festival in 2015 from April 30 to May 4

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  • International fraternization between young people in Neerpelt (Belgium)

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  • From April 30 to May 4, 2015 Neerpelt (Belgium) will be bubbling again with the musical talents of various ensemble, not only within European borders, but also far beyond. Every two years more than 90 instrumental ensembles take part in this international get-together
  • With the “Alle Menschen werden Brüder”-device in mind, EMY alternately organizes a vocal and an instrumental festival. The European Music Festival is more than ever an event where youngsters from various countries and cultures meet and appreciate each other through singing and music.

EMJ News

Impressive festival programme
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EMJ organises masterclass 'Opleidingsjury'
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EMJ welcomes 200,000th participant
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Neerpelt at the centre of the world on the 63rd EMJ poster
The 63rd European Music Festival, an instrumental edition, is still several months away. Yet the...

What is EMJ about?

  • Year after year the European Music Festival for Young People manages to hand out basketfuls of joy and friendship to thousands of young musicians and vocalists within Europe.  It all comes true thanks to the non-competitive instrumental or vocal character of EMJ, its joy, its friendship, its fraternization, its hospitality and the voluntary efforts of hundreds of volunteers. 
    Read more and look at this video.

EMJ2015 starts on April 30

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    EMJ starts off with a sparkling Kick-off and A Taste of Neerpelt.

    Just like in previous editions, the 63rd European Music Festival for Young People (April 30 – May 4) will open with a delightful 'Kick-off' and a spectacular event 'A Taste of Neerpelt'.

    Read more or check out our festival calendar here.

May 1: Five Dimensions

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    Would you like to experience an evening in a new musical dimension, then you should come to the sports hall of the Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof on Friday May 1st. Two top groups with local origin provide a contrasting synergy.
    Read more or check out our festival calendar here.

May 2 : Happening

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    You are more than welcome in a cosy atmosphere to get acquainted with the typical international character and wide variety of musical styles and cultures.

    Read More or check out our festival calendar here.

Jury-and laureates'

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    Experience the core of the EMJ and come visit the jury- and laureates' concerts on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of May.

    Read More or check out our festival calendar here.

Explore EMJ

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    We have some great video's about the opening, moments of fraternization, jurymembers, interviews and much more ...about the 62nd edition..
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    Looking for impressions of the 62nd European Music Festival for Young People...
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  • andrew1Regarding the jury performances, it seemed like there was music being played everywhere. It is incredible to have over 4000 young musicians from across Europe & beyond in one place. It is an experience that all participants will surely remember forever. I think the EMJ is the largest one of its kind. The festival is very well run and it is a great experience for a group to attend. 
    Andrew Cruickshank - Member of the Jury EMJ 2013

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