What do you get when you combine 111 musicians from 27 countries, 2 world-famous conductors and 3 star soloists, 13 internationally-renowned tutors, 12 executive team members…performing, in total, to over 10,000 seats throughout Europe? Answer: the EUYO summer tour!
2023’s tour featured our regular summer residencies and concerts at home in Grafenegg and at the Bolzano Festival Bozen, plus further concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wiesbaden Rheingau Festival, Berlin Konzerthaus, and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.
We were delighted to work with conductors Sir Antonio Pappano and Manfred Honeck, and soloists Julia Fischer (violin), Benjamin Grosvenor and Martin James Bartlett (piano). Two full-scale symphonic programmes presented music by Beethoven, Richard Strauss, James MacMillan, Prokofiev and Shostakovich; wrap-around chamber music and outreach events added de Arriaga, Bacewicz, Coleman, de Falla, Gubaidulina, Ibert, Kopetzki, Malando, Manoury, Márquez, Ravel, Thomas, Tomasi, Turrin, Scheidt, Shalygin, Skoryk, and Viardot…to the mix.
Behind the scenes, EUYO Summer 2023 was underpinned by new, experimental music labs, encompassing musicians’ mental wellbeing, deep dives into repertoire, and new rehearsal techniques. Orchestral rehearsal methods have hardly changed for hundreds of years, so we shook things up – as documented in on-tour social media!
EUYO Ensembles perform chamber music as part of Grafenegg's Prelude concert series. Philippe Manoury - composer of Strange Ritual for Ensemble, at the centre of this concert's programme - is Grafenegg's composer-in-residence 2023.
Our concerts in Grafenegg feature wrap-around chamber music concerts, included in your Summer Sounds or Grafenegg Festival ticket price. Join EUYO ensembles in Grafenegg's Reitschule for our late-night session!
Wiesbaden Rheingau Festival
Bolzano Festival Bozen
Spazio Klassik is a community project EUYO has co-developed with Bolzano Festival Bozen. Small groups of EUYO musicians play to new audiences: come and go as you please on the Piazza del Grano!
EUYO Ensembles perform as part of Parklaurin Hotel's Classics and Casuals series. We'll start on the terrace with the virtuosic fanfare of Augusta Reed Thomas's Jeu D'Esprit for 2 trumpets! After that, move with us to the Laurin bar for Park Laurin Classics (Viardot, de Arriaga and Ravel) followed by Park Laurin Relaxed (more Read Thomas, Márquez and Turrin).
Bolzano Festival Bozen
Another chamber music appearance at Grafenegg's "Prelude" series of wrap-around events, included with your ticket for the evening symphony orchestra performance. August 13th's event in Grafenegg's beautiful castle courtyard involves nearly fifty EUYO musicians playing in diverse ensembles.
Young Euro Classic 2023