Guidelines, Mission, Artistic Direction

Orchestra, Projetcs, Artistic Activities

Auditions and Alumni


The World Youth Orchestra (WYO) has been founded in 2001 by Damiano Giuranna. People who make music together cannot be enemies. Paul Hindemith

Artistic Activity

The very creation of the World Youth Orchestra speaks volumes about the common desire of people on all continents to trascend borders and instead assert their belief in universal values such as peace, equal rights and human dignity


The Orchestra has done a valuable service in spreading this message to many parts of the world, including conflict zones and other troubled places
In July 2002 the Orchestra has been appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and in 2003 it has received the Medal and Silver Plaque of the President of the Italian Republic.Thanks to its international representation and to the strength in witnessing ideals of peace, brotherhood and youth, the World Youth Orchestra has obtained support from many personalities of pre-eminent world institutions: the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, the President of the European Union, the Secretary General of the European Council. The young musicians of the World Youth Orchestra, representing the five continents, embody these ideals, bringing a new message of brotherhood to the world. The projects include high-level training, participation in international musical events, music master classes held my well known music professors and musicians, strengthening multi cultural and human values through the universal language of music.