Since 1994 the finest pre-professional youth orchestras of Europe have been working closely together and formed an association known as the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras (EFNYO). With the EUYO as one of its 38 member organisations to date, the ENFYO provides a platform for the exchange of "expertise in music training, performance, audience engagement, transnational mobility and intercultural dialogue" between the leading national and international youth orchestras of Europe. Above all, the EFNYO helps to shape and sustain the future of symphonic music in Europe.
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(photo: National Youth Orchestra of Scotland)
The EUYO's partnership with Sistema Europe brings together Europe’s finest young instrumentalists and children from some of Europe’s most disadvantaged areas with the aim of inspiring, sharing and learning. The partnership provides unique opportunities to many young musicians, and so far has led to many inspired social action music projects, with young musicians from Europe's sistema attending open rehearsals and concerts by the EUYO; players and alumni from the EUYO can learn about Sistema inspired projects and groups of players from different countries and backgrounds can work together in side by side projects. Watch the video below from an EUYO/Sistema Europe project in 2013:
Photo credit: Bolzano Festival Bozen