APRIL 2011

EUYO AUDITION RESULTS

We are delighted to announce the results of the auditions for the 2011/2012 Orchestra!

Click here to see the lists of Musicians Selected for the 2011/2012 EUYO, Reserve Musicians Selected for the 2011/2012 EUYO, Musicians Selected for the 2011/2012 EUYO Leverhulme Summer School, and Musicians from the FInal Round Auditions for the 2011/2012 EUYO To Be Encouraged.

We would like to thank everyone who auditioned and are looking forward to another very exciting EUYO season! Read more

Ashkenazy and EUYO raise 22,556 Swiss Francs at benefit concert for victims of Japanese disasters

The EUYO has, over the years, played in some rather unusual venues, but it is not often that we find ourselves performing in a tennis centre. Instead of settling into the comfort of a seat, the 600 hundred-strong audience mostly found space on the floor, clustering together in groups of family and friends, waiting expectantly for the musicians to file out from the gym changing rooms and onto the makeshift stage. Read more

Young Serbian and Croatian players join EUYO for concerts in Belgrade and Zagreb

The European Union Youth Orchestra has long embodied the values of cross-cultural cooperation and 'unity in diversity' that lie at the heart of the Union itself. As Cultural Ambassador for the EU, the orchestra also plays a key role in spreading those messages beyond the borders of the Union. So it was with great excitement that the orchestra played in Belgrade for the first time in more than 30 years and Zagreb for the first time ever, as part of the 2011 Spring Tour, and undertook to build a 'cultural bridge' with young musicians there.

EUYO brings good vibrations to Łódź...

Anyone who heard the alarms go off in a bank in the centre of Łódź a couple of weeks ago might have been surprised to learn that what set the alarms off was not a team of burglars, but a team of French Horn players! Indeed, the young musicians of the EUYO were rehearsing a somewhat loud extract from Wagner in their hotel, when the vibrations created by the horns set off the alarms in the neighbouring bank. Thankfully, the problem was soon resolved, and our talented musicians were relocated to a less sensitive area!

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