Overview

The Selection Process:

EUYO works very closely with its local audition organisers in all 27 EU countries. They are responsible for the delivery of the EUYO auditions in their country and we appreciate this collaboration very much.

First round:

In several countries where candidate numbers are high or for other administrative reasons there are two rounds of auditions. As 2021 is still a complicated year with the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries will hold live auditions and some countries will hold online auditions. The panel of the first round of auditions is provided by either the local organiser or EUYO. If the local organiser has provided the panel this will consist of one, two or several jurors. If this is provided by EUYO it will be EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument.  

There is a separate application form for each EU country and if the first round is an online audition you will need to include a Youtube link in your application (which you should upload to YouTube, either as an unlisted or public video – do not choose the “private” setting). Successful candidates will be informed as soon as possible after the first round, in the second half of October, that they will be invited to the final round. Please note that it can take a couple of weeks until results of the first round will be sent out, due to the high number of candidates.

Final (second) round: 

As 2021 is still a complicated year with the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries will hold live auditions and some countries will hold online auditions for the final round (second round).

For both live and online final round auditions, you will be heard by ONE experienced EUYO panel member. However, to ensure a fair judgement all auditions will be recorded on video so that they can be judged by a panel specific to your instrument and compared with all other audition candidates across Europe. 

Our audition process is designed to ensure fairness across different instruments and countries. This is our highest priority. Your audition is only the first stage of our judging process, as it is followed by an extensive moderation process to guarantee fairness. If you second round audition is online, your second-round panelist will watch your video and then spend approximately 8 minutes with you in which you may be asked to play further excerpts (not necessarily the ones you submitted on the video).

Feedback for all other candidates:  

If you do not advance to the second round, you can take  advantage of a live, online feedback session with an EUYO Alumni Tutor for all online auditions, and feedback will be provided in person for those attending a live audition. We will inform you about the scheduling procedure along with the results.

Click here for more information on audition excerpts.

 

Audition Dates and Deadlines per country:

Please read the specific details of the country where you wish to audition. There are different deadlines for each country.

 

Austria

The first round auditions in Austria have already taken place. The second round auditions will be held on 16 and 17 October. These auditions will be live. You will be contacted with your audition time by our Austrian NAP, Wiener Jeunesse Orchester (https://www.wjo.at/). Questions? Please contact Renate Böck

 

Belgium

The deadline to apply for the Belgium auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Bulgaria

The deadline to apply for the Bulgaria auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Croatia

The deadline to apply for the Croatia auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Cyprus

The deadline to apply for the Cyprus auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Czech Republic

The deadline to apply for the Czech Republic auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Denmark

The deadline to apply for the Denmark auditions is 30 September.
The auditions will be held on 16 October. These auditions will be live. You will be contacted with your audition time in the first week of October. Questions? Please contact Anne Mette Wilhjelm Knudsen
Please apply HERE

 

Estonia

The deadline to apply for the Estonia auditions is 30 September.
The auditions will be held on 4 November. These auditions will be live. You will be contacted with your audition time in October. Questions? Please contact Kai Kiiv
Please apply HERE

 

Finland

The deadline to apply for the Finland auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

France

The first round auditions in France have already taken place.
The second round audition will be online in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. All candidates who have successfully passed to the second round must still submit a video by 30 September of an own choice piece and the two specific orchestral excerpts. Please submit this video HERE
Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs

 

Germany

The deadline to apply for the Germany auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Greece

The deadline to apply for the Greece auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Hungary

The deadline to apply for the Hungary auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Ireland

The deadline to apply for the Ireland auditions is 30 September.
The auditions will be held in November. These auditions will be live. You will be contacted with your audition time in October. Questions? Please contact Carol-Ann McKenna
Please apply HERE

 

Italy

The deadline to apply for the Italy auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by one, two or several jurors provided by the local Italian organiser. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Latvia

The deadline to apply for the Latvia auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Lithuania

The deadline to apply for the Lithuania auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Luxembourg

The deadline to apply for the Luxembourg auditions is 30 September.
The auditions will be held on 12 November. These auditions will be live. You will be contacted with your audition time in October. Questions? Please contact Joé Haas
Please apply HERE

 

Malta

The deadline to apply for the Malta auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Netherlands

The deadline to apply for the Netherlands auditions is 31 October.
There will be a first round and second round audition and these auditions will be live. The second round auditions will be held on 3, 4 and 5 December.
You must apply with our National Partner, Nationaal Jeugd Orkest, HERE
Questions? Please contact Danielle Egberts

 

Poland

The deadline to apply for the Poland auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Portugal

The deadline to apply for the Portugal auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by one, two or several jurors provided by the local Portuguese organiser. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Dulce Brito
Please apply HERE

 

Romania

The deadline to apply for the Romania auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Please contact Irina Iacob
Please apply HERE

 

Slovakia

The deadline to apply for the Slovakia auditions is 30 September.
The auditions will be held on 18 October. These auditions will be live. You will be contacted with your audition time in the first week of October. Questions? Please contact Eva Planková
Please apply HERE

 

Slovenia

The deadline to apply for the Slovenia auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Spain

The deadline to apply for the Spain auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE

 

Sweden

The deadline to apply for the Sweden auditions is 30 September.
You must submit a video audition and there will be two rounds. The first round video will be judged by EUYO’s instrumental faculty, and each video will be judged by a specialist in your own instrument. Results from the first round audition will be sent out in the second half of October. The second round online audition will be in November or December and you will be sent your audition time in late October. Questions? Please contact Alexia Higgs
Please apply HERE