The European Union Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s most prestigious and dynamic Orchestras. It unites Europe’s most talented young musicians from all 28 EU countries, under some of the world’s most famous conductors, in an Orchestra which transcends cultural boundaries and performs all over the world. The level demanded of the players, combined with the renowned musical leadership of its conductors, has won the EUYO an outstanding musical and educational reputation and regular comparisons with the world’s finest Orchestras. 

'No words should be wasted about the importance of the European Union Youth Orchestra as an institution. Under the leadership of excellent conductors, the young can find themselves and each other, they present their own interpretations of the most demanding works, all this with the help of music.’

Delo Review, 6/8/04