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.
Artists included 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, Angela Gheorghiu, Diana Damrau, Erika Grimaldi
Appearances included 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.