Audition for EYOA 2023 is open!
You are between 14 and 18 years old, European and musically very talented? You are brave and want to enchant us with your favorite instrument? Then show us what you can do! From now on you can apply for our popular European Youth Orchestra and participate in our Summer Academy. (August 19-27, 2023 in Mannheim).
„I’m simply convinced that you have to start changing things in your environment. Music is a medium that doesn’t need words and with which you can start to convey ideals and maybe even realize them to some extent.“
EYOA conductor Jan-Paul Reinke on young people, classical music and the European idea. Read the whole interview with Mannheimer Morgen here.
European Youth Orchestra Academy
Our biggest project is the European Youth Orchestra Academy, or EYOA for short. Once a year we invite around 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.
Beethoven 7th Symphony – World Premiere with DJ
Live recordings (hear all parts here)
„The certainly formative experience of the young musicians to be able to present in only one week – completely independent of origin and cultural background – in common hard rehearsal work finally a performance comparable to that of a grown orchestra to an enthusiastic audience (the thunderous applause spoke volumes!) is an invaluable value for the personality development of the young Europeans.“
Andreas Prager, Past Governor Rotary Distrikt 1860