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28 Nov 2016

Romanian Youth Orchestra

The Romanian Youth Orchestra’s roots lay in a unique artistic and educational program which was founded in 2008 following an initiative by cellist Marin Cazacu with the help of “The Friends of Music – Serafim Antropov” foundation. Nowadays, the RYO’s educational programme has a hugely varied activity developing musical talent. The orchestra’s academic programme has the goal to provide an excellent opportunity for budding musicians to explore a demanding repertory through master classes and concerts and, more importantly, to participate in the joy of ensemble music-making under some of the most appreciated conductors and alongside some of the most sought-after soloists, including Bogdan Băcanu, Sarah Chang, Amanda Forsyth, David Garrett, Stefan Geiger, Andrei Ioniță, Kristjan Järvi, Roman Kim, Elizabeth Leonskaja, Ivan Ludlow, Plamena Mangova, Valentina Naforniță, Olga Pasichnyk, Wave Quartet, Peter Sadlo, Olga Scheps, Emmanuel Séjourné, Aleksey Semenenko and Pinchas Zukerman.

The result – an ensemble second to none, highly acclaimed for their sold-out concerts at the Romanian Athenaeum, at the “George Enescu” International Festival and on international stages such as l’Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the Ravello Festival, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Since November 2008 the ensemble is a member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras – EFNYO. Within this program the Romanian Youth Orchestra is an active participant of the EXchange program meant to ensure a exchange experience of the most talented young musicians in the youth orchestras projects of Europe.