*Cover image: EYOA-Ensemble 2022 after our final concert at the Rokkokotheater in Schwetzingen.

We are looking for you!

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). Send us an application video and some information about yourself. Here you can find out what is required for your audition and how and until when you can apply.

Bonus 2023: Take the train and not the plane! We care about the environment. If you travel to our Summer Academy by train, we support an Interrail pass for four days, valid in all 30 European countries, with a guaranteed subsidy of 150,- €

As part of its mission the academy is an initiative of Kultur@home and the Mannheim School committed to both the musical and the cultural development of its members, as well as to developing their employment prospects. All applicants will therefore be asked, as part of the application process, to explain why they are interested in joining the academy and what they hope to gain from the experience if they become a member.

All applicants for the academy 2023 must be aged between 14 an 18 inclusive on 31 December 2023. All applicants must hold passports from one of the current European Union member countries or Switzerland. The decision of the audition panel members in the choice of players is final.

All applicants must submit an application form before the deadline – April, 1st 2023
Please use only the attached application form.

19.8.2023 to 27.8. 2023 in Mannheim, Germany
Arrival: 19.08.2023
Departure: 27.08.2023

Public Concerts
25 August 2023 Historic Rococo Theater Schwetzingen Palace
26 August 2023 Lage Open Air Stage – National Garden Show – MannheimLudwig van Beethoven – Europahymns
Concert Program
Christian Cannabich – NN
Wolfgang A. Mozart – Sinfonia Concerte for violin and viola and orchestra, ES major KV 364
Marios Joannou Elia World premiere – “GAIA” for soprano and orchestra
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 in A major – Italian

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 (Best Youth Orchestra of Germay).

The Academy does not charge a participation fee. All music teaching and tutor costs, and accommodation (Double Room **Star hotel), food costs und Sightseeing Tours are payed by the Academy.

The academy welcomes applications from disabled young musicians who satisfy the usual criteria for application to audition.

Candidates will be asked to play a prepared piece of their own choosing (eg a movement from a concerto, sonata etc.) and a selection of Orchestral Extracts. Percussionists will be asked to play a selection of prepared extracts only (no piece). Woodwind Players: You do not need to prepare a solo piece for your auxiliary instrument just the orchestral excerpts.

See the NOTES FOR EACH INSTRUMENT in the attachment.

For the position of Concertmaster we are searching for not only a violinist, but also a person who commands respect, and who has a generous but natural authority. If you are interested, you will asked to note this on the application Form.

A cost subsidy of up to € 150 can be granted upon application.

For environmental reasons, we recommend to travel by train.
An Interrail Pass of four days valid in all 30 European countries, we support
with a guaranteed grant of 150.- € . The price is 194.- € plus seat reservation.
So with 94.- € of your own contribution you can travel to Mannheim and back
and in addition you can use the pass for 2 more days in the same month.

Interrail Pass
Travel unlimited by train for 4 days
Travel on as many trains as you like on each of your 4 days of travel – the perfect
option to visit 3 to 5 destinations.

1 month of adventure
You can use your 4 travel days anytime within 1 month of your start date
Spread them out over the entire period or use them one after the other -.
The choice is yours.

You are still responsible for insuring your instrument, separately incurred incidental expenses and international health insurance.
You have to prove that you have international insurance before you start your trip.

In addition to the registration form, the consent form for the taking of photos, videos and television recordings must be completed.

Candidates who are younger than 16 years of age, shall require an express consent of the parents.

If you have any questions about these rules & regulations then please contact

Michel Maugé, Chairman und President
Email: mauge@kultur-at-home.de
Phone: +49 174 3479442

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Impressions of the last final concerts

EYOA Final Concert 2022

Beethoven 7th Symphony – World Premiere with DJ
Live recordings (hear all parts here)

EYOA Final Concert digital 2021

EYOA goes digital
Overture to the opera by Mozart „Le Nozze di Figaro“

EYOA Abschlusskonzert 2019

u.a. Ludwig van Beethoven: Ode an die Freude
Rittersaal Mannheim

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