ULYSSES Commissions : Liisa Hirsch

Divertimento Ensemble (IT)/ OPUS XXI (DE)

ULYSSES Commissions : Bertrand Plé and Zeno Baldi

Divertimento Ensemble (IT)

Masterclass Percussion

IEMA (DE)/ Divertimento Ensemle (IT)/ IRCAM (FR)/ Royaumont (FR)/ Gaudeamus (NL)

ULYSSES Ensemble Tour 2018 - 1st Stop

The ULYSSES Network project was originally inspired by an illustrious generation of 18th Century artists who wandered all across Europe, visiting at each “stop” along the way the greatest masters’ workshops in order to improve and to complete their skills. Following the steps of the Homeric hero, their odyssey was an initiatory journey paving the way for future generations of young European artists. Europe’s singularity is characterized by the rich diversity of artistic situations and sociological contexts.


The ULYSSES Network aims to exploit this singularity to the fullest. In this spirit, it is the goal of the ULYSSES partner institutions and associated partners to propose and construct a variety of opportunities that target particular needs and offer unique work conditions to young artists. Composers, performers, and ensembles will all be able to undertake projects providing them with rich and diverse experiences not offered elsewhere. (For further information, read also this more detailed project presentation.)

This proposal aims to leverage the positive results and accomplishments of the first ULYSSES Network project that has been carried out, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union, from May 2012 to April 2016.


You can discover some of the upcoming ULYSSES activities below. More activities can be found on our Timeline.  Stay in touch!

Not Alone

Vocals meet electronics

7 Mar 2018 EPCC - EE

  © Kaupo Kikkas   The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir is happy to announce the project “Vocals Meet Electronics”.   … +

Not Alone

Ensemble Divertimento/OPUS XXI – Commissions to young composers

29 Mar 2018 Divertimento Ensemble – ITHfMT – DE

  Within the ULYSSES Network, the two network partner institutions Opus XXI (Hamburg, DE) and Divertimento Ensemble (Milan, IT) have … +

Not Alone

Call for Young Performers / PERCUSSION MASTERCLASS

13 Apr 2018 Divertimento Ensemble – IT

  Percussion Masterclass Milan (IT), 13th-18th April 2018 Application deadline: 30th January 2018     Teacher: Gert Mortensen Assistants: Elio … +