Press Release - EUYO Summer Tour 2019

The EUYO announces its 2019 Summer Tour with a return to its Summer Home in Grafenegg, 3 residencies, 25 public events, 9 major concerts, 5 live streamed performances, two world premieres, and a major focus on audiences as part of ‘The Listening Project’

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The EUYO begins a major Summer tour across Europe led by EUYO Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko, and French conductor Stéphane Denève, with soloists Miah Persson, Theresa Kronthaler, Norbert Ernst, Leon Košavić, Nicolas Altstaedt and Andreas Ottensamer.

  • 109 of Europe’s finest young classical musicians from all 28 EU countries, plus 4 EUYO Global Associate Partner guest players from the Shanghai Academy Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, all taught by an international roster of tutors;
  • 9 major concerts in Grafenegg, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Bolzano, Amsterdam and Hamburg;
  • Residencies at the Orchestra’s summer home in Grafenegg, in Berlin celebrating Young Euro Classic’s 20th anniversary, and in Bolzano;
  • Continuation of the EU member state capitals project Capital Sounds, with a performance in Prague’s Rudolfinum, and Ing. Jiří Vzientek, Deputy Minister of Culture as keynote speaker;
  • A debut performance at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie;
  • Repertoire includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Dvořák’s Cello concerto and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto;
  • Two world premieres: Sound Squares, a site-specific performancein Vienna’s mumok Gallery composed and performed by the Percussion Ensemble of the European Union Youth Orchestraas part of the work at Campus Grafenegg, and fanfare for solo trumpet and orchestra, composed by Grafenegg Festival’s Composer in Residence Peter Ruzicka;
  • An extensive programme of chamber music, education, music labs, new performance formats, and a focus on audience listening as part of The Listening Project;
  • Newly enhanced digital capture of the EUYO’s work including broadcasts, live-streamed concerts in Grafenegg, Berlin and Hamburg, and specially commissioned film materials.