The European Union Youth Orchestra draws its members from all 27 EU member states. The Orchestra recruits approximately 160 members and 120 reserve members each year from 2,000 to 3,000 hopeful auditionees in a highly rigorous audition process that takes place between September and December annually in all EU Member States. The Orchestra, composed of the EU's finest young musicians, is open to audition for all EU nationals aged 16-26 during the audition period.
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The EUYO has well over 3,000 alumni. EUYO Alumni are to be found in many of the greatest orchestras throughout Europe and the world, and also include noted conductors, soloists, music industry leaders and teachers. The Orchestra provides career and project advice to alumni, as well as teaching opportunities and employment opportunities for recent alumni. These include an Alumni Teaching Programme established in 2014.
Here we list recent alumni. Read more »
The EUYO gives Awards to players annually for exemplifying musicianship, performance skill and/or the creation of an atmosphere of harmony and understanding.
Currently, the Orchestra has three awards: the Ian Stoutzker Award, generously offered by the Orchestra’s Co-Chairman and Orchestra Board Chairman Ian Stoutzker, CBE; the Aleksandar Pavlović Award, set up in 2008 with a generous donation from the Orchestra’s Co-founders Lionel and Joy Bryer, and the Lionel Bryer Memorial Fund Award, created in 2011, which is designed to support a young musician who has demonstrated huge musical talent and potential, but whose development and career would benefit greatly from financial assistance. Read more »