“Without music, life would be a mistake.” (F. Nietzsche)
Welcome to Bergen! We are here since we apprehend Nietzsche’s words literally. We continuously develop our personal skills as we care for the ensemble and mutual understanding. We are aware of our limits and appreciate the others’ abilities. We cross borders and uphold our individuality. These are not contradictions but reflect what amateur music making is all about: to pursue personal pleasure and esteem the others and diversity.
Dear colleagues, enjoy the 11th EOF! Enjoy the company of colleagues and friends from all over Europe! Enjoy Bergen, the harbour city open to the world!
Daniel A. Kellerhals
President of the European Orchestra Federation EOFed