"Build Something Beautiful!"

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.

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WYO collected great confidence around two core elements: the testimony of peace and brotherhood ideals, and the development of gifted young artists. Participation by more than 1400 students from 54 different countries integration of and training for students from developing countries the spreading of roots in 80 institutes of music over the five continents
Collaboration with organizations of world significance: United Nation Agencies, European Union



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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 Former United Nations Secretary-General 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.

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Auditions I, String and Symphonic Orchestra
Auditions II, Baroque Ensemble



Some musicians who have played in the Orchestra in the past years have then resulted winners at prestigious International competitions and now play in important orchestras such as the Berliner Philarmoniker, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia di S. Cecilia, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala.

Get in Touch!

Email: wyoauditions@gmail.com