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SUMMER TOUR 2014

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> Welcome   Messages > Who we are   and what we do > Our Story > Our European Partnership – T2020 > Our Partnership Projects > What we're doing   this summer > Our Programme > Our Conductors > Our Soloists > Our Music Tutors Photo credit: Peter Adamik > How much does   excellence cost? > The people who help make the EUYO possible

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> Joy   Bryer In praise of culture I feel passionately that during these days of financial and political crisis, culture – and especially classical music – can help all of us. Great music offers solace, spirituality and solidarity while more material matters increasingly occupy our time. Moreover, we live in an age that needs to learn to rediscover the meaning of heroism. Heroism, put simply, is about donating one’s life to a cause that is greater than one’s own narrow self-interest or happiness. The EUYO graduate holds the passport to an improved quality of life and is an ambassador for world peace, social justice and human dignity. Youth unemployment is a battle we can all help win together, by developing new training models and supporting young people’s mobility. We are delighted that Martin Schulz has been re-elected President of the European Parliament, and continues as our Honorary President. He has been not only supportive of our aims and ideals, but also he and his Parliament have been a beacon of light towards a truly democratic Europe. We are particularly pleased to celebrate the Italian Presidency of the European Union in the second half of 2014 with performances of Italian composer Luciano Berio’s musically innovative Sinfonia. To our Patrons, the Heads of State and Prime Ministers of the 28 European Union countries, our Honorary Committee and National Associates, we owe a debt of gratitude. Yet on the occasion of the EUYO’s summer 2014 tour, our last word and thanks must surely go to the Presidents and Commissioners who are approaching the end of their terms of office. President Barroso has been a constant tower of action and support, infusing Europe with the forward thinking of his New Narrative for Europe. And Commissioner Vassiliou – with her visionary Creative Europe programme – an example for all of us who believe in the need to support the youth of Europe as the future of Europe, and indeed the world. Our thanks to every one of them and their work on our behalf. Thank you. EU YO  >  W ELCO ME ME SSAGES President and Co-Founder > Who are we?   2 Guest Concert Master Mathieu van Bellen Royal College of Music, London

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> Marshall   Marcus In praise of new models There is no doubting this summer’s big news for the EUYO: the launch, with our new principal venue partner Grafenegg, of Europe’s first music campus – the European Music Campus – and a host of new partnerships and initiatives as part of our major project for the next decade, Towards 2020.   Together with our partners our aim is to shape tomorrow’s musical leaders in Europe.   Considering the challenges that Europe faces, business as usual is not an option. In such a context the EUYO is preparing for the future with new approaches to teaching, new approaches to engaging audiences, and a new strategy marrying the best of our performance tradition with inspiring opportunities for digital and artistic innovation.   All of this is reflected in our Summer Tour. From our newly designed Spazio Klassik in Bolzano’s main piazza to a creative entrepreneurship residency in Amsterdam. Europe’s most excellent young players will be stretched not only by performances in great concert halls but also by the challenge of making their own horizons into the future.   These are exciting times for the EUYO. Wherever we go, we find ourselves making new friends, and offering possibilities for partnership with those who understand the power of working together, and the seemingly infinite transformations that culture can make when it builds for the betterment of society. We commit to excellence, but we commit to it for a reason beyond that of mere virtuosity. Further on in this programme we ask a key question: how much does excellence cost? First come and hear what that excellence sounds and looks like. Welcome.   Photo credit: K. Rainka Chief Executive > Violin Violin Marina Arrufat Grau Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Graz Violin Demian Baraldi Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi”, Milano Violin David Pablo Bellido Herrero Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag Violin Inge Bergenhuizen Conservatorium van Amsterdam Violin Helena Buckie Royal College of Music, London EU YO  >  W ELCO ME ME SSAGES 3

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> Martin   Schulz  President of the European Parliament Honorary President of the EUYO The language of music is universal and inexhaustible in its variety. It breaks walls of solitude and builds bridges bringing people together. Music is understood by people of different origins, backgrounds and beliefs. That is what makes it so special in our continuous pursuit of mutual understanding and respect. The European Union Youth Orchestra is especially important these days: young people have to face enormous difficulties regarding youth unemployment, causing desperation and hopelessness and endangering our democracy. Coming together to make music and new friends is an encouraging step towards a promising young Europe. Therefore, a multilevel exchange with other young Europeans is essential as it significantly helps to overcome prejudice. It stimulates mutual respect and acceptance of diverse views. A common passion, such as making music together, unites people across borders. What the European Union Youth Orchestra achieves in its desire to nurture and develop social and capital culture makes it an indispensable asset for our young European generation. The European Union Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s most prestigious and vibrant orchestras. More than a hundred players, representing all 28 member countries of the European Union, it perfectly depicts the young and diverse generation that is growing up in Europe today. The European Youth Orchestra provides great social and cultural merit to its members and I highly appreciate the valuable work that all participants put into it. I wish you all a very successful tour! EU YO  >  W ELCO ME ME SSAGES Violin Anna Csukly Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Graz Violin Emily Davis Royal Academy of Music, London Violin Adrian Dima Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium, København Violin Indre ˙ Dromantaite ˙ Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität Violin Samuel García García Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, Leipzig Violin David García Rodríguez Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Linz  4

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> José   Manuel  Barroso    President of the European Commission Head of the EUYO’s Honorary Patrons By bringing together young musicians from all over Europe and by reaching out to wide-ranging audiences, the EUYO is by essence the actualisation of the EU’s motto 'unity in diversity'.   The EUYO is conveying a message of solidarity and hope built around the universal power of music. It shows how, when coming together, you affirm yourselves and inspire others.   The whole programme is very good and well chosen. I like all the pieces. But to a desert island I would take Shostakovich and Prokofiev.    The EUYO and music in general are a powerful symbol of openness cutting across languages and cultures. It is about going beyond borders and fulfilling your personal aspirations while better understanding and respecting each other.   Photo credit: European Commission Violin Davide Gaspari Istituto superiore di studi musicali Achille Peri di Reggio Emilia Violin Tessel Hersbach Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Tilburg Violin Auste ˙ja Juškaityte ˙ Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium, København Violin Tobias Kausel Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien / Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Graz Violin Amalie Kjældgaard Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium, København Violin Theresia Kluger Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien 5 EU YO  >  W ELCO ME ME SSAGES

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> Herman  Van  Rompuy President of the European Council These young people, these musicians, are a shining example of how the 28 EU countries can and should work together. Only having assembled as an orchestra some days or weeks ago, they believe in the vision and want, with passion, to deliver their very best performance. At one of the most challenging times in Europe's socio-economic life, these young Europeans, carry a message of hope. They stand and perform together, proud to represent their individual nations, and equally honoured to be part of a group that epitomises a peaceful Europe, the true foundation of the European Union. EU YO  >  W ELCO ME ME SSAGES Violin Lienı ¯te Kostanda Ja ¯ zepa Vı ¯tola Latvijas Mı ¯zikas akade ¯mija, Riga Violin Pernille Kristiansen Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium, København Violin Verena Kurz Hochschule für Musik und Theater, München Violin Francisco Lima Santos Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel Violin Blandine Matrot Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles Violin Kalliopi Mitropoulou Musikhochschule, Münster  6

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> Androulla  >  Catherine  Ashton  Vassiliou   European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth  High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission 'Creative Europe' will help the EU's cultural and creative sector to reach new audiences in Europe and beyond; it will also strengthen transnational policy cooperation in order to foster innovation, audience building and new business models. I wish the Orchestra every success, and I wish everyone who attends the performances a most enjoyable experience.   Violin Emma Oldfield Royal College of Music, London Violin Jan Pe ˇ ruška Pražská konzervator ˇ Violin Jakub Przybycien ´ Die Hochschule der Künste, Bern Violin Lola Rubio Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln Violin Magdalena Sammer Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Wien Violin Elsa Sánchez Sánchez Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, Leipzig 7 EU YO  >  W ELCO ME ME SSAGES The young musicians of the EUYO symbolise the values and ideals that lie at the heart of Europe – solidarity, cultural diversity, cross-border mobility, intercultural dialogue and collaboration. The Orchestra engenders excellence among the young generation of music performers, and by so doing, stimulates valuable professional opportunities for future careers.    The Orchestra has thus deservedly established a top-class reputation throughout Europe and beyond, and its activities and music in general can also contribute to creating a more culture-based and harmonious society, embedding the values upheld by the artists: awareness, respect, social inclusion, innovation, creativity and sharing together.   Similarly, the EU’s own cultural programme ‘Creative Europe’ aims to overcome the barriers limiting creative development across the European Union. It aims at promoting culture for innovation and social inclusion, and at developing new avenues for well-being, new jobs, and economic growth. I want to wish the European Union Youth Orchestra all the very best as it embarks on its annual summer tour. The EUYO is an orchestra like no other and is a shining example of cooperation between young people from different countries and cultures, who come together to represent the EU around the world. Over the years, it has established a well-deserved reputation for excellence wherever it has performed. It is great to see talented young people from across the EU working together in this way to bring pleasure to the thousands of people who are lucky enough to attend their performances. As EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, I visit many places which have welcomed the Orchestra, and I hear nothing but positive reviews. Its Gala Concert at the Abu Dhabi International Festival in March was a particular highlight of 2014, and a sign of its growing status throughout the world. I am sure that this year’s summer tour will be just as memorable.

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> The  European  Union  Youth  Orchestra A cultural ambassador for the European Union, nurturing artistic development, and cultural communication and leadership skills amongst succeeding generations of Europeans. In 1976 Joy and Lionel Bryer began plans for the first ever pan-European youth orchestra, with an ambition that is rare: to create an orchestra that would serve as a metaphor for the founding principles of the European Union, of unity in diversity. With Maestro Claudio Abbado recruited as the founding Music Director, 1978 saw the first performances of the European Union Youth Orchestra. Almost forty years later, the European Union Youth Orchestra is considered one of the world’s most prestigious and dynamic orchestras, with thousands of fine young musicians from all 28 European Union member states auditioning every year for a chance to become members. The EUYO has provided an exceptional bridge between music colleges and the professional EU YO  >  WH O W E AR E A ND WHAT WE DO Photo credit: Peter Adamik Violin ´cia Agnı ¯eszka S ˛ z ˙ko Akademia Muzyczna im. K. Lipi´ nskiego we Wrocławiu / Trinity Laban College of Music & Dance, London Violin Anastasia Vaina State Conservatory of Thessaloniki Violin Herlinde Verjans Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen Violin Aliza Vicente Aranda Hochschule Luzern > Viola Viola León van den Berg Conservatorium van Amsterdam  8

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music world for almost 3,000 alumni, in a group that includes conductors, soloists, and musicians from, inter alia, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. With Grafenegg as the Orchestra’s Summer Home and Principal Venue Partner, from New York to Nicosia, Seoul to São Paulo, Moscow to Mumbai, the EUYO has partnered with some of the greatest names in classical music including Marta Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Jessye Norman, Mstislav Rostropovich and particularly its three notable Music Directors: Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink, and current Music Director Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy. The EUYO’s Patrons include the Heads of Government of the 28 EU Member States and the Presidents and Commissioners of the EU. The Orchestra acknowledges support from the EU and all 28 EU Member States. ‘ among the  elite institutions  of its kind…’  — the New York Times Viola Aurora Cano Soto Conservatorium van Amsterdam Viola Paloma Cueto-Felgueroso Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Viola Martina Englmaierová Gymnázium a Hudební škola hlavního mˇ esta Prahy Viola Samuel Espinosa Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber”, Dresden Viola Sandra García Hwung Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, Madrid / Real Conservatorio Superior de Música, Madrid Viola Zsófia Holyevác Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien 9 EU YO  >  WH O W E AR E A ND WHAT WE DO

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> EUYO History  Landmark Moments in the History of the EU and the EUYO 1957 – The six EU founding countries sign the Treaty of Rome creating the European Economic Community (EEC). 1974 – The proposal for the creation of the Orchestra is put forward by Baroness Elles MEP to the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Youth of the European Parliament. 1976 – The Orchestra is founded on 8 March by Joy and Lionel Bryer, following a resolution adopted by the European Parliament. On 22 April the European Commission confirms the official Patronage of the Orchestra. 1978 – Inaugural tour conducted by Founding Music Director Claudio Abbado, to Amsterdam, Bonn, Paris, Luxembourg, Brussels, Milan and Rome. 1980 – Herbert von Karajan conducts the Orchestra in Salzburg with soloist AnneSophie Mütter. 1981 – EUYO performs under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. 1982 – Tour to Mexico. 1984 – Tour to China and Hong Kong. 1985 – Tour to Japan with conductor Leonard Bernstein and soprano Barbara Hendricks. 1986 – The Single European Act passed. 1988 – Tour to USA performing in New York, Washington D.C. and Boston. 1989 – Tour to India with Zubin Mehta. 1992 – 'Maastricht' Treaty established the title 'EU' on 7 February. 1991 – Tour to Russia. 1994 – Bernard Haitink appointed as the ECYO’s Music Director succeeding Claudio Abbado, and the following year, mirroring the changes in the EU, the ECYO becomes the EUYO (European Union Youth Orchestra). 1996 – South American tour to celebrate the Mercosur Treaty with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy. 1998 – EUYO performs at the World Economic Forum with Ivan Fischer. 2000 – Vladimir Ashkenazy succeeds Bernard Haitink as the EUYO’s Music Director. 2004 – The Orchestra returns to Brazil to celebrate the city of São Paulo’s 450th anniversary. 2008 – Tour to Japan, China and Korea. 2010 – EUYO performs at Shanghai Expo. 2012 – Second tour to USA including performances at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. 2013 – EUYO performs in the last remaining EU Country, in Malta. Co-Founder Joy Bryer appointed as the Orchestra’s President. Launch of the 'Great Europeans' Award, with Polish composer Witold Lutosławski as the first recipient. 2014 – Inaugural tour to Abu Dhabi, launch of the European Music Campus in partnership with Grafenegg. EU YO  >  WH O W E AR E A ND WHAT WE DO Viola Ilina Ilieva National Music School “Lyubomir Pipkov”, Sofia Viola David Kenny Cork School of Music Viola Irénée Krumenacker Haute école de musique de Genève Viola Sofia Sousa Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian, Braga Viola Sorin Spasinovici Universitatea Na¸ tional¸ t de Muzicˇ a din Bucure¸ sti Viola Minna Svedberg Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium, København  10

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Viola Radka Teichmanová Konzervatoř Pardubice > Cello Cello Emma Besselaar Conservatorium van Amsterdam Cello Aurore Dassesse Hochschule für Musik Saar Cello Alexander Dimitrov Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf Cello Patrycia de la Fuente Lorenzo Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Graz 11 EU YO  >  W HO WE A RE A N D W HAT W E DO Photo credit: Peter Adamik

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> T2020  2014 sees the EUYO launch an ambitious, international project with partners across Europe... Towards 2020: Skilling Musicians & Engaging Audiences in Europe’s Orchestral Sector A large scale project with new European partners that will establish a model to skill talented young orchestral musicians from all 28 EU member states, responding to the changing needs of twenty-first century audiences and society. To equip a generation of talented young orchestral musicians with the latest pedagogical, performance and communication techniques, giving them relevant and effective skills to meet the challenges of the next decade and beyond, whilst being ambassadors for Europe and the EU at the highest level of quality, and catalysts for cultural development throughout Europe. T2020 will establish a new training model for how cultural sectors can contribute to the twenty-first century world, nothing less than providing a form of practice for how culture can increase its contribution to the wellbeing of European society. To deliver this project we are working together with the following partner organisations: EU YO  >  WH O W E AR E A ND WHAT WE DO Cello Dora Hájková Gymnázium a Hudební škola hlavního mˇ esta Prahy Cello Anne Sophie Keckeis Universität Mozarteum Salzburg Cello Johannes König Hochschule für Musik und Theater München Cello Vilém Petras Akademie múzických umˇ ení v Praze Cello Hanna Salzenstein Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Paris Cello Anik Schwall Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles  12

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> European   Music  Campus We are delighted to let you know that during the summer of 2014 a new centre for music and talented young musicians will come into being for the very first time in Grafenegg, at the very heart of Europe. This new centre of excellence will bring to audiences the opportunity to experience and participate in dynamic music making, lively debate and cultural experiment in a series of events from the most formal to the most relaxed. Each year this new centre will gather hundreds of performers and audience members to Grafenegg in order to reinvigorate the European ideal of countries working together in harmony. To achieve this, this new centre brings one of the great international youth orchestras together with one of the world’s finest festival sites; as the first fruit of a new partnership between Grafenegg and the European Union Youth Orchestra, this centre is… the EUROPEAN MUSIC CAMPUS. EU YO  >  WH O W E AR E A ND WHAT WE DO Photos: Alexander Haiden Photo credit: Alexander Haiden www.grafenegg.com Cello Dana de Vries Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Paris Cello Klara Wincor Hochschule für Musik Freiburg > Double bass Double bass Edward Francis-Smith South West Music School, Exeter Double bass Léo Genet Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse, Lyon Double bass Jura Herceg Sveuˇ cilište u Zagrebu Muziˇ cka Akademija 13

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