The EUYO exists to bring together the European Union's most talented young musicians in an orchestra that transcends social, economic, religious and political boundaries, in the common pursuit of musical excellence and cultural understanding. The Orchestra was founded in 1976 by Joy and Lionel Bryer, together with Founding Music Director Claudio Abbado in support of the ideals of the EU that culture, education and international understanding ought to be essential aspects of all European lives, and to help produce tomorrow’s musical leaders in Europe.
Angela Gheorghiu to perform with Gianandrea Noseda
and the European Union Youth Orchestra at Grafenegg Festival, Summer 2015
We regret to announce that due to personal reasons, soprano Diana Damrau and bass Nicolas Testé are unable to perform with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda and the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) at the Grafenegg Festival on 29 August 2015. Ms Damrau and Mr Testé will perform with conductor and Orchestra, as programmed, at the Edinburgh International Festival on 25 August.
We are delighted to announce that on 29 August internationally-acclaimed soprano Angela Gheorghiu will perform at the Grafenegg Festival with Maestro Noseda and the EUYO. Angela Gheorghiu made her international debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, followed the same year by debuts at the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Wiener Staatsoper. Since then, she has graced many of the stages of the world's opera houses and concert halls, excelling both vocally and dramatically, and is widely recognised by critics and opera lovers as one of the greatest sopranos of all time.
The European Union Youth Orchestra announces major 2015 Summer Tour
Artists include the EUYO’s first ever woman conductor, Xian Zhang, a much awaited return to the Orchestra for conductor Gianandrea Noseda, virtuoso ‘cellist Alisa Weilerstein, & world renowned singers, Diana Damrau, Erika Grimaldi & Nicolas Testé.
Appearances include festivals in Amsterdam, Berlin, Bolzano, Edinburgh, Grafenegg, Ravello, Rheingau and Stresa, the European Music Campus with Grafenegg, Bolzano’s Spazio Klassik, Popup concerts in Vienna, chamber music, & ‘Late Night’ performances.
170 of Europe’s finest young musicians, 28 nationalities,21 expert international tutors, 17 performances in 5 countries.