European Youth Orchestra Academy

Our biggest project is the European Youth Orchestra Academy, or EYOA for short. Once a year we invite 50 young European musicians aged 14 to 18 years to Mannheim and offer them a 10-day orchestra academy under the direction of a renowned conductor and in cooperation with the Mannheim Municipal Music School. Two final concerts are the highlight of the workshop.
Our aim is to promote and deepen the friendships of young Europeans through the unifying element of music. Besides making music together, we achieve this through political and cultural lectures, interactive discourses and political journeys. These activities are intended to deepen and strengthen cohesion and international understanding as well as friendships among young Europeans. From 2022 up to six concerts are also planned in four European cities under the motto In the footsteps of Mozart.

These are our participants 2021



EYOA Final Concert digital 2021

EYOA goes digital: Ouvertüre zur Oper von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Le Nozze di Figaro“


EYOA Abschlusskonzert 2019

EYOA-Abschlusskonzert im Rittersaal Mannheim 30.8.2019 – u.a. Ludwig van Beethoven: Ode an die Freude/Ode to Joy 1

Jan Paul Reinke

Our participants 2021 are fixed!

Until the end of February 2021, we were looking for young talented musicians between 14-18 years old from EU member countries, the UK and Switzerland. In total, We received 96 applications from exceptionally talented young musicians from 20 EU countries. These are the results of our international jury.
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Due to the corona epidemic, our EYOA will be held digitally this year. For the technical implementation we appreciate your financial support.

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Jan Paul Reinke

Jan Paul Reinke

*** Jan Paul Reinke is our musical director. ***
A Mannheim native. Numerous first performances took place under his direction.

A Mannheim native, Jan-Paul Reinke completed his conducting studies (orchestra and opera) with Prof. Michael Luig and Prof. Stephan Wehr at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne in 2016. Several master classes, amongst others with Michael Luig, Klaus Eisenmann, Klaus Arp, Alexander Rumpf, as well as several assistant positions perfected his musical education. Between 2013 and 2015 he was assistant to Prof. Stephan Wehr and conducted opera perfomances of the “Drei Einakter” (“Three One-act Plays”) by Ernst Krenek and „L’elisir d’amore” by Gaetano Donizetti. Numerous first performances took place under his direction. During the course of the German-Brasilian Year 2014 he conducted German first performances of several orchestral works by Eduard G. Alvares and Paulo Alvares.

Jan-Paul Reinke was conductor of the chamber orchestra of Bonn-Roettgen, Sinfonietta104 Koeln performed under his conductorship between 2011 and 2013 and again in 2014. Several concerts and projects were implemented together with the musical college orchestras in Cologne and Stuttgart, the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, the Bergischen Symphonikern, the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, the Philharmonie Suedwestfalen and the Kurpfaelzische Kammerorchester, where he is a regular guest conductor. Concert tours to several European Countries and to Australia are part of his artistic career. In 2017 he was appointed as lecturer in orchestra conducting at the College of Music in Freiburg. Since 2018 he has been the conductor of the Mannheim Stamitz Orchestra. Jan-Paul Reinke is cofounder and musical director of CoGNiMUS Collektiv e.V. in Cologne. Since 2016, he has been conductor of the Mannheim Youth Orchestra JugendSinfonieOrchesters Mannheim (JSOM) at Musikschule Mannheim.


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