Throughout its history, the EUYO has gathered to rehearse in many parts of the EU. Currently the EUYO has three important residency partners, all of whom play a key role in supporting the Orchestra and acting as our 'home'. In return the Orchestra brings its trademark excellence, passion, performance and innovation to these centres and their audiences.
Ferrara Musica - Principal Italian Residency Partner & Headquarters
Ferrara Musica is both nationally and internationally renowned for its important and rich concert season which extends from October to May with over 20 exciting events each season. The Association, created in 1989 by Claudio Abbado its honorary president and the EUYO's Founding Music Director, working with the Comune di Ferrara and the Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara Bank, prides itself on the excellence and originality of its artistic programme. Its mission since the very beginning has been to offer residence to young international orchestras such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and from 2018, the European Union Youth Orchestra, which now gathers in Ferrara each spring and autumn. From 2018 Ferrara is also the headquarters of the EUYO as part of its new partnership with Italy, where the EUYO now has its legal seat in Rome. Click here for more about Ferrara Musica.
Grafenegg - Principal Venue Partner & Summer Home
Grafenegg, our Principal Venue Partner, is a welcoming home to the EUYO every year during our summer tour, offering exceptional spaces for rehearsals, workshops, laboratories, intimate and also large scale performances for our young musicians. Together, Grafenegg and the European Union Youth Orchestra present the European Music Campus (EMC), with 2018's edition celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The Orchestra recently expanded its work with Grafenegg to become Orchestra in Residence and Partner in Campus Grafenegg. Click here to read more about our Principal Venue Partner.
Bolzano Festival Bozen - Summer Residency Partner
Bolzano Festival Bozen is an annual summer residency for the EUYO. Founded by the EUYO's Founding Music Director Claudio Abbado and Director from 1976 - 1994, the Festival is a project of the Comune di Bolzano, Project of Culture, hosting a range of performances and workshops across July and August, through to the beginning of September in the city of Bolzano, Italy. Click here to see the full programme, including the EUYO's performances from 18-22 August.