The European Union Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s most prestigious and dynamic orchestras, as evidenced by the thousands of fine young musicians, from all 28 European Union Member States, who audition every year for a chance to join the Orchestra. Our alumni include conductors, soloists, and orchestral musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and so the list goes on…


The EUYO is evidence to support Aristotle’s notion ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’. While the Orchestra fosters exceptional individual talent, one of its founding principles was to demonstrate, through the metaphor of an orchestra, the European ideal of a community working together. Since 1976, the EUYO has been a cultural ambassador for the European Union, nurturing cultural development, communication and leadership skills amongst succeeding generations of Europeans. Appropriately, therefore, the EUYO’s Patrons include the Heads of State and Government of the 28 European Union Member States and the Presidents and Commissioners of the EU.


The EUYO is currently supported by funds from all 28 EU Member States, together with the European Union's own Culture Programme. However, our remit is vast, and our continued success depends on the generosity of individual donors, corporate partners and Trusts and Foundations.


If you would like to find out how you can become part of the dynamic team of benefactors that support our work, please contact Charlotte Saldanha, our Development & Communications Manager at charlotte@euyo.org.uk

or on +44 20 3370 5462.