Our Projects

The Sounds of Brotherhood project represents a global collaboration, uniting young musicians from all around the world. Its core objectives revolve around making a significant impact in nurturing brotherhood through the power of music, leveraging the joy and social potential of young musicians. Additionally, the project seeks to offer musicians a renewed approach to high-quality music education while instilling fresh ideas and fostering hope related to brotherhood among all participants in each country.

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The performance weaves together narrative and poetic texts in both Italian and Arabic, accompanied by music from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean traditions. It tells a tale from One Thousand and One Nights, interspersed with Italian Renaissance poems and melodies, verses from medieval Arabic literature, and music from the ancient Maghreb and Arab-Andalusian traditions.

The narrative, delivered in a blend of Italian and Arabic, immediately delves into timeless themes found in ancient human poetry, rooted in a shared wisdom across civilizations. Betrayal, knowledge, freedom, beauty, brotherhood, and love form the foundation upon which the delicate yet profound story of The Two Moons rests, inviting the ear, heart, and intellect to reconnect with the roots of civilizations and their profound love.

At the core of the performance is the female figure of Shahrazãd, an archetypal and universal emblem of feminine intelligence and wisdom. She perfectly represents two faces of the same reality: Western and Eastern cultures, using the powerful tool of art as a unique message of fraternity, love, and beauty.

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The Suoni per Roma project aims to reach the city with arts, making neighborhoods vibrant and inclusive. It's like reimagining the "polis" as more than just a place but a creative hub, fighting inequality and promoting active citizenship. All events blend music, theatre, workshops as well as live performances and street parades in various places, engaging diverse audiences. The project is all about the city's role in our lives.

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The World Youth Orchestra Foundation has created  the Sacred Sounds project, which has evolved over the years in various countries with many thematic variations. The initiative aims to resonate the strings of an artistic exercise that seeks to connect us with the world of the sacred, acknowledging that in art, the sacred has its unique expression that bridges all religious cultures. The project has been realized in different contexts, giving voice to various artistic elements.

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WYO4CHILDREN

The WYO4CHILDREN project aims to offer musical experiences to children from difficult backgrounds. Previous musical knowledge is not a prerequisite, since the primary objective is to help their individual and social growth through an activity such as music, an art that can work deep within the human being. Examples of these activities include instrument lessons, the formation of a community choir and introductory music lessons, along with interactive games.

PARTICIPATORY METHOD OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Nowadays, musical performers, those who have to recreate an artistic work based on fixed sheet music, are challenged to convince a demanding public that this art can become an integral part of the human experience. For this reason, musical performers are mainly accountable to the artistic work to recreate the work from scratch every time and during every performance, thus giving it back the ability to penetrate into the sensorial, mental and spiritual experience of the listener.

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Mission

Core Values

The World Youth Orchestra was established on September 15, 2001, as an instrument of cultural diplomacy and peacekeeping, affirming faith in universal values such as peace, brotherhood, equal rights and human dignity and bearing witness to these ideals in the actions of each project.

Creation of Values

The World Youth Orchestra project is a workshop of human artistic and social experiences, where a unique effort on integration, founded on mutual understanding is carried out. Music, as a spiritual and universal language, serves as the primary bond that unites young people coming from both wealthy and disadvantaged countries.

Education, Experience and Exchange of Knowledge

To invest in knowledge, research, and professional education is one of the priorities of each institution with ambitions for growth and development. The World Youth Orchestra includes among its priorities the quality of the education offered within a broader framework of shared and dynamic exchanges of knowledge and experiences across different cultural environments.

Guests and Tutors

We had the unique opportunity to witness some legendary performers sharing their wisdom and artistry with the next generation of musicians.

Partners

Since 2001 the World Youth Orchestra has been supported and sponsored by the generous contributions of our partners and institutions. Their commitment to our mission and the development of young musical talents has been relevant in making our projects becoming reality.

  • Comune di Roma - Assessorato alla Cultura
  • Council of Europe
  • Dipartimento delle Politiche Giovanili
  • Efad
  • European Commission
  • European Parliament Presidency
  • European Union
  • FAO
  • Ministero degli Affari Esteri
  • Presidente della Camera dei Deputati
  • Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  • Presidenza della Repubblica Italiana
  • Provincia di Reggio Emilia
  • Provincia di Roma
  • Regione Lazio
  • Regione Sicilia
  • Unhcr
  • Unicef
  • United Nations
  • Wfp

  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Arts British Council
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Czech Cultural Institute
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Palestine General Delegation
  • Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN
  • Permanent Observer Mission Of The Holy See to the UN
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Slovak Institute
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • USA

  • Arsial
  • Banca Carige
  • Banca Cariparma
  • Banca Finnat
  • Banca Monte Paschi di Siena
  • Chimitrade
  • Compagnia di Sanpaolo
  • Europcar
  • European Broadcasting Union
  • Fondazione CDP
  • Fondazione Cultura e Arte
  • Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale
  • Franca e Tony
  • Gigliola
  • Gore-Tex
  • Gruppo Messina
  • Gruppo Poste Italiane
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • LCA Studio Legale
  • National Geographic
  • Nissan
  • Radio24
  • Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana
  • Temix Space Vietnam
  • Tombolini
  • Universal Postal Union

  • Berkeley College of Music
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Conservatoire de Musique de Genève
  • Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris
  • Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles
  • Conservatory of Belgrade
  • Conservatory of Copenhagen
  • Conservatory of Krakow
  • Conservatory of Oslo
  • Conservatory of Vilnius
  • Conservatory of Warsaw
  • Conservatory of Yerevan
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Guildhall School of London
  • Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
  • Juilliard School
  • Lausanne Conservatory
  • Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Budapest)
  • Manhattan School
  • Mozarteum Salzburg
  • National University of Music Bucharest
  • Royal Academy of Music of London
  • Sphinx Organization
  • Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen
  • Tirana University of Arts
  • Trinity College of London
  • Università IULM di Milano
  • Università l’Orientale di Napoli
  • Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

  • Friends of Fez Orphans
  • MusicaEuropa
  • SOS Children’s Villages International
  • Starfish Foundation

Press

These glowing reviews underscore the exceptional quality and significance of our performances and projects, validating the hard work and passion that our young artists put into their craft.

Events

  • WYO4Children - Final show - Home of Mother’s Love

    31/08/2024

    Ho Chi Minh City (Binh Duong)

  • Awarding Ceremony Call for Projects

    05/09/2024

    Vietnamese Institute for Culture and Arts Studies - Hanoi

  • Sounds of Dialogues - Final show

    07/09/2024

    Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema

  • THE TWO MOONS

    13/07/2024

    Anfiteatro Romano di Urbisaglia -Italy 9 pm

  • Private Event

    19/06/2024

    Roma

  • The Two moons

    22/05/2024

    Algerian National Theater, Algiers, Algeria

  • Festival Symphonique

    21/05/2024

    Théâtre Régional Kateb Yacine, Bejaie, Algeria

  • Festival Symphonique

    20/05/2024

    Algiers, Algeria

  • The Two Moons

    11/05/2024

    Institut Musical de Tunise, Tunise, Tunisia

  • The Two Moons

    09/05/2024

    Teatro Petro Marko, Valona, Albania

  • Gala Opera Puccini

    11/04/2024

    Hanoi, Vietnam

  • A night of ascending dragon - Vietnamese National Academy of Music

    06/04/2024

    Hanoi, Vietnam

  • SOUNDS OF BROTHERHOOD

    29/03/2024

    Vietnam

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