A new way to experience
Through its concert series, MERITA presents classical music as a meeting point for tradition and transformation. The quartets will each create an original and unique project, and perform these innovative concerts in a variety of cultural venues, including historical houses and 9 cultural sites in Europa Nostra’s 7 Most Endangered programme. Situating these concerts in heritage sites creates a dialogue between Europe’s past and present, and points the way to a vital future for Europe’s cultural heritage.
A new way to connect
MERITA, coordinated by Le Dimore del Quartetto, brings together 17 leading musical and cultural organizations from 12 European countries. Each offers a unique perspective on and approach to classical music in the modern world, linked by their commitment to supporting new musicians while keeping alive music’s precious heritage. By connecting emerging talent with experts in performance with impact, MERITA aims to forge a vital and sustainable future for European classical music.
Le Dimore del Quartetto is a creative cultural enterprise that enhances chamber music and the European cultural heritage, in a circular economy.
Comitato AMUR is a network of the major Italian concert societies for the ideation, co-production and virtuous circuitry of artistic projects
European Historic Houses
Independent and non-profit organisation, the European Historic Houses acts as an umbrella organisation gathering 27 national associations of historic houses
EuAbout Lab is a non-profit association based in Brussels, at the centre of the European Institutions, but with its roots in the heart of Italian cultural heritage.
ProQuartet contributes to the influence of the string quartet, to the support of the entire chamber music community and to the expansion of the audiences.
B & M Theocharakis Foundation
The B & M Theocharakis Foundation is a non-profit entity which promotes Music and the Fine Arts, both nationally and internationally.
Stichting Strijkkwartet Biennale Amsterdam
The String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam is the world’s biggest string quartet festival. It brings together string quartets from different backgrounds all over the world to create a dynamic, innovative program.
Europa Nostra is a pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage, representing citizens' organisations that work on safeguarding Europe's cultural and natural heritage.
Traces&Dreams is a global transdisciplinary agency committed to enabling, guiding, and describing transformative processes. It co-develops, narrates, and disseminates projects, facilitate conversations and curate ideas.
Lofoten Internasjonale Kammermusikkfest
The Lofoten International Chamber Music Festival brings a varied program of classical music - performed by international artists at a high level - to the whole of Lofoten.
University of Arts of Tirana
The University of Arts, is a public institution of higher education with artistic character, which offers different levels of Degrees in Music, Fine Arts, and Scenic Art.
Qendra EVENT is a no profit organization and concert organiser dedicated to chamber music and operating in Albania.
Julian Cochran Foundation
Julian Cochran Foundation supports, promotes and helps young artists, organizes events for children and adults and the world's first online piano competition.
Beogradska Umetnička Nova Teritorija (Belgrade Artistic New Territory)
BUNT was created in 2013 as a way of spontaneously expressing support for and celebrating high artistic values, professional accomplishments in the domain of music.
Kolarac – Zadužbina Ilije M. Kolarca
The Kolarac Foundation has developed its work through four centres: the Music Centre, the Lecture Centre with the Gallery, the Centre for Foreign Languages and the Publishing Centre with the Bookshop “Aleksandar Belić”.
Cadenza Arts Management Ltd.
Cadenza Arts Management acts with the purpose of managing concerts and providing management services for different artists and groups, within the international music industry.
experimentadesign is a knowledge production and project development unit working in design, architecture and design culture with its primary field of action is creativity and contemporary culture from an inclusive and multidisciplinary perspective.
MERITA promotes a sustainable business model that unites emerging chamber music artists, audiences, and cultural heritage, fostering among others the exchange of best practices for artists, environmental sustainability and awareness. MERITA provides a specific training for the 38 string quartets on Sustainable Events, environmental management analysis for cultural venues, and a Carbon Footprint Tool for chamber music concerts.
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