European Union Chamber Orchestra

Since 2003 Eva Stegeman is one of the music directors of the European Union Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra performs without conductor; the concert master leads from the first chair.

The European Union Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1981 with players from the member states of the European Union. The Orchestra lays an emphasis on giving unique opportunities and experience to young musicians at the outset of their professional career.


EUCO, director Eva Stegeman

Photo: Julian Foxon


Since 2005 EUCO has concentrated on performing across Europe, in particular in the new member states of the European Union. Giving annually between 50 and 60 concerts, to date in 73 countries, its schedule includes prestigious halls such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Frankfurter Alte Oper, Milan’s Sala Verdi and Valencia’s Palau de la Musica as well as many major halls across Britain.

The Orchestra has appeared at international festivals such as the Glasperlenspiel, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Emilia Romagna, Flanders, Echternach and Bodensee. Its tours in 2010 took it to the UK, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Spain, Turkey and four countries of South America and 2011 will include the UK, Italy, Ireland, France, Turkey, Holland and Belgium.


EUCO in Riga 2006



     LIVE-recording Sept 18th 2006: Haydn Symphony no. 65 in A (Presto): European Union Chamber Orchestra/Eva Stegeman-director