Local management for the EU Youth Orchestra
Hungarian members of the Orchestra,
Budapest, 3 April 2011
The European Union Youth Orchestra was founded in 1976 by the late Lionel Bryer and Joy Bryer, with a view to creating an Orchestra which would represent the European ideal of a community working together to achieve peace and social understanding. At the same time it was also designed to provide an invaluable professional development experience for young orchestral musicians.
Since its inception it has received the support of the European Parliament and the European Commission with major financial support and political backing. The EUYO's Honorary President is the President of the European Parliament and its Honorary Patrons are the Heads of State and Prime Ministers of each of the EU member states, headed by the President of the European Commission.
The Orchestra consists of 125-150 young musicians (age 14-24) from all the EU-countries. In every year there are auditions so even the formerly selected members have to compete again for the next season.
Since 2003 our office organises the Hungarian auditions of the Orchestra. Hungary is really successful in the auditions, in the last 6 years 22 young musicians won place in the Orchestra.
The auditions are in most cases in January or February. The next application period for the auditions will start in October 2011.
Further information: www.euyo.org.uk