Each EUYO rehearsal period is run by a team of highly experienced and distinguished professors and music tutors who coach the players individually, as sections, in chamber groups and as an orchestra. The contact that the musicians have with these professionals is vital not only to create the level of performance the EUYO is known for, but also for the players' individual, professional and social development.

'Leading the ECYO helped me to get my first job with the Vienna Philharmonic. Having played under Claudio Abbado with the ECYO he invited me to the St. Moritz Musiktreffen - it was a key turning point in my career. It's now great to be invited back as a tutor and to have the opportunity to pass on what I have learnt to the next generation.'
Professor Daniel Gaede, Professor of Violin at the Music University, Nuremberg and Violin Tutor, EUYO




Vladimir Ashkenazy
Music Director


Peter Stark
Rehearsal Director, Member of the Audition Panel 

Professor of Conducting, Royal College of Music, London; Writer, Broadcaster and Freelance Conductor. 


Rien de Reede
Woodwind Tutor and Chamber Music Tutor, Member of the Audition Panel 
Emeritus Flautist, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Emeritus Professor of Flute and Chamber Music, Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.




Spring Tour 2014 Tutors



Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay

Joint Concertmaster, Philharmonia Orchestra, London; former Leader of the EUYO and of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Altenburg-Gera. He has led orchestras such as the Radio-Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra Nacional de Porto, Hamburg Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.



Oliver Kipp

Principal 2nd Violin, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Hannover; Member, Hyperion Trio; EUYO alumnus.


Roger Benedict

Principal Viola, Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Artistic Director, Sydney Symphony Fellowship Programme; Senior Lecturer Sydney Conservatorium.



Iagoba Fanlo
Head of the Cello Department at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, former EUYO principal cello. 



Josef Gilgenreiner

Double bass Orchestra Musikkollegium Winterthur; Deputy Co-principal, Bayerisches Staatsorchester; former Solobass, Mahler Chamber Orchestra; tutor at Kaleidos University Zürich, Zürich University of the Arts and WJO.


Jeff Bryant

Professor of Horn, Ghildhall School of Music & Drama, London; Guest Principal, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra; former Principal Horn, London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; former Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion, Trinity College of Music, London.



Prof. John Miller

Director of Brass Studies, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester; former member, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestra, London.



Peter Gane

Former Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London; Professor, Guildhall School of Music; Professor of Trombone, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.



Graham Johns

Principal Percussion, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; member of the World Symphony Orchestra for Peace; former tutor, Chetham's School of Music and Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.



Past Tutors


Carmine Lauri 

Margarete Adorf

Michael Davis

Daniel Gaede

David Greed

Aleksandar Pavlovic



Roger Benedict

Malcolm Johnston

Konstantin Sellheim

Karel Spelina



Johannes Nauber



Matthew McDonald

Peter Puehn

Enno Senft

Nabil Shehata

Josef Gilgenreiner



Eckart Huebner



Hugh Seenan

Lindsey Stoker



Jan Fredrik Christiansen

Pierre Dutot

Guido Segers



Chris Houlding



Simon Carrington

Kurt-Hans Goedicke

Graham Johns

Gert Mortensen

Nick Woud



Adelheid Blovsky-Miller

Cristina Bianchi

Gertrud Chiochetti

Eva Kauffungen

Gabriele Mossyrsch