The EUYO Leverhulme Summer School is a programme run alongside the main EUYO rehearsal period and is designed to give a small number of talented young musicians who were unable to secure a full place in the Orchestra the unprecedented opportunity to rehearse and play with the EUYO during the summer residency. As well as joining the Orchestra for full rehearsals, the Summer School members rehearse chamber music with the expert guidance of the EUYO tutors.


Summer School members are selected from the thousands of musicians who audition for the EUYO each year from all over the EU. The invaluable experience of playing under world famous conductors and being taught by the EUYO's distinguished team of tutors, along with learning from and socialising with their EUYO peers, gives them the opportunity to develop as the next generation of EUYO members. The Summer School is made possible through generous funding from The Leverhulme Trust.


"I am really glad that I was part of the EUYO family for two weeks. During the Summer School I gained confidence and learned to respect body and mind, to relax and work efficiently. EUYO's success is that they allowed me to be part of it, making me a better musician and even a better person. Through the kindness, friendship and respect amongst the musicians we became brothers in Music, brothers in Europe."

Andrei Mihailescu, double bass player from Romania,
member of the 2008 Leverhulme Summer School.