Musicians from 28 Countries head Online
The European Union Youth Orchestra announces a new EUYO Digital initiative, and the launch of the Orchestra’s 2020 Spring Online Residency.
25/03/2020 - The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) is delighted to announce the launch today of its first ever online residency. This will involve more than 120 young musicians from the 27 EU member states and the UK, an online teaching faculty of 12 world class tutors, conductors Vasily Petrenko (EUYO Chief Conductor) and Iván Fischer, and musicians including Rehearsal Director Peter Stark and acclaimed writer, music journalist and television and radio presenter Tom Service.
The EUYO’s planned 2020 Spring residency in its home city of Ferrara and Spring concert tour of Italy and Austria were cancelled last week as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. They are now replaced at one week’s notice by a 23 day online residency during March and April, and the launch of a new EUYO Digital programme.
The Digital Residency will include workshops and lessons, online meetings for 150 participants, performance practice music labs using a model developed with the Orchestra’s summer home and principal venue partner Grafenegg, Well-Being sessions, and online performances. To support this work a new EUYO Digital Space has been developed with website designers Outlandish. The Orchestra also plans a webcast to the city of Ferrara in appreciation of Ferrara’s generous support for the EUYO and in recognition of the huge challenges being experienced in its home city in North Italy.
“I would like to pay tribute to the EUYO office team, who despite working remotely from their homes in 7 cities in 4 countries, have managed to put together this extraordinary programme in one week”, commented EUYO Secretary General Marshall Marcus. “We all feel strongly that in a crisis such as the present time, it is crucial to keep working on our core mission of helping to develop Europe’s musical leaders of tomorrow. And indeed the current global health crisis makes us more than ever aware of the importance of learning better how we can successfully work together”.
For more information please contact Daniele Milazzo, EUYO Communications Officer
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