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Apply for EUYO European Union Youth Orchestra (Grafenegg)


Apply for EUYO European Union Youth Orchestra (Grafenegg)


Date: 24 July - 9 August 2015

Venue: European Music Campus, Grafenegg, Austria


After the great success of last year’s edition, the application to the 2015 European Union Youth Orchestra campus is now open. The European Music Campus is a centre for Europe’s talented young musicians. The Campus, centred on the residency of the European Union Youth Orchestra at Grafenegg, lies at the heart of Europe an hour from Vienna, in the idyllic grounds and preeminent performance spaces of Grafenegg. During the programme the Campus Orchestra members will rehearse under the expert tuition from EUYO tutors, including Rehearsal Director Peter Stark, alumni of the Orchestra and conductor Xian Zhang to prepare repertoire including Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Tchaikovsky’s String Serenade for a public performance on 8 August. Campus orchestra members may also have an opportunity for some individual tuition, and are encouraged to bring with them chamber music – particularly that from their own country and tradition – to rehearse, play informally and possibly also to perform in ‘pop-up’ concerts taking place in Vienna, Krems and other surrounding towns.



To qualify for application, candidates should be talented musicians of or approaching Conservatoire standard aged 18 years or under


Instruments (and number of places available):

Violin (18), Viola (6), Cello (5), Double bass (2), Flute (1), Oboe (2), Clarinet (2), Bassoon (2), Horn (2)



Accommodation: all accommodation, local transport and food will be provided by the European Music Campus.

Tuition fee: all tuition, performance opportunities and tickets to any available Grafenegg Festival concert events will be provided by the European Music Campus.

Travel: the only cost to be borne by successful candidate


Please note: Campus Orchestra musicians should arrive on Friday 24 July, for a special induction day on Saturday 25 July, and in order to start rehearsing on Sunday 26 July. The date of return travel home will be Sunday 9 August.



1.       Send a video recording with the following excerpts and a solo piece of their choice, which should be minimum 2 minutes and maximum 5 minutes long. Please see the link to our website where you can download the orchestral excerpts: http://old.euyo.org.uk/orchestral-extracts

How do I send the files back to EUYO, they are too big to email!

 Use wetransfer! It’s free and easy to use! https://www.wetransfer.com/

 Simply click ‘Add files’ and select the audio and video files you have created for us.

 Put chris@euyo.org.uk as ‘Friend’s email’.

 Enter your email address as ‘Your email’

 Press Transfer! The file may take a while to upload depending on your internet connection so make sure you leave your computer on and connected to the internet until the upload has finished!


2.       Together with the video, candidates should email the attached application form to Matic Gajsek, EUYO Projects and Orchestra Assistant, on matic[at]euyo.org.uk by Wednesday 22 April.


Successful candidates will then be contacted by the organisers.