NEWS |26. - 27.03.2021 | Online colloquium hosted by the Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris

Hosted by the Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris, the online conference "How can young musicians learn to become professional orchestra players?" took place on Friday, March 26th, and Saturday, March 27th, 2021.

The conference focused on the important role national youth orchestras and orchestra academies play for the development of career paths of aspiring professional musicians. The online event featured presentations, panels and round table discussions including a host of speakers on various related topics. Following introductions by Emmanuel Hondré (Directeur du département concerts & spectacles, Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris), Deborah Borda (CEO and president, New York Philharmonic Orchestra), and Vincent Agrech (Journalist), Renate Böck (EFNYO president) and Pierre Barrois (OFJ, director) held a presentation on "Youth orchestras in France and worldwide: identifying synergies with orchestra academies".

Further topics of Friday's programme focused on "The acquisition of artistic skills needed to play as part of a group", and "Specialised repertoire and expected skills". Guest speakers included Emilie Delorme (Director, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris), Marshall Marcus (Chief Executive Officer, EUYO), Rachel Dale (Education and Outreach Manager, Orchestre de Paris), Stephen McHolm (Academy Director, Verbier Festival) and Peter Riegelbauer (Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic).

Saturday's programme included sessions on "Training and awareness of future musicians in orchestral governance", "Leading music in communities: Musician training and skills", and "Raising awareness on health issues for musicians" including speakers Barbara Smith (CEO, National Youth Orchestra of Canada), Andra East (Director, LSO Discovery, London Symphony Orchestra), and Donald Glowinski (Researcher in neuropsychology, University of Geneva).

A publication with the summary of the 2-day colloquium will be made by Donald Glowinski (University of Geneva) and will be available soon. Watch out here for more information!

NEWS |13.03.2019 | Associated Membership Greek Youth Symphony Orchestra

EFNYO is delighted to announce that the Greek Youth Sympony Orchestra has chosen to be part of the EFNYO network and will join the federation's activities from 2019 onwards. Already in March 2019, a musician of the GYSO will take part in a European bootcamp dedicated to the training of young musicians in the field of music communication and outreach skills in Glasgow. EFNYO wishes its new Greek member a thriving future, and is more than happy to share the results of the emerging collaboration.

For more information please see the website of GYSO

NEWS |09.09.2018 | Collaboration between EFNYO and ONE (Orchestra Network for Europe)

EFNYO is happy to announce that fourteen talented young musicians from six national youth orchestras (Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Spain) have been offered the opportunity to take part in a series of internships with the Orchestre de Picardie, Amiens (France) during September to December 2018. The internships are organised under EFNYO's strand "MusXchange-goes professional" in collaboration with the Orchestre de Picardie as lead partner of ONE - an Orchestra Network for Europe.

NEWS |20.05.2019 | EFNYO General Assembly in Bucharest, May 9th - 12th, 2019

EFNYO's annual General Assembly was held in Bucharest/Romania between May 9th - 12th, 2019. The four-day event was kindly hosted by our Romanian partner, the Orchestra Română de Tineret, and was held at the Centrul National de Arta Tinerimea Română.

More information on the GA's programme can be found here

NEWS | 08.01.2018 | MusXchange 2015-17 final report & brochure

EFNYO's programme fostering transnational mobility, strenghtening of skills and audience building for pre-professional musicians in Europe included a total of 213 musicians and 30 managers participating in MusXchange activities. The joint activities happened within well-established, but also new and innovative formats, ranging from mobility projects in symphonic projects to bi-lateral chamber music projects, internships with professional orchestras, workshops for managers, and intensive bootcamps for young musicians.

The final report in the form of brochure with statements of musicians and managers can be found here.

NEWS | 10.11.2017 | Article about MusXchange programme in the International Arts Manager

An article about MusXchange has been published in the October issue of the International Arts Manager Magazine. EFNYO-president Renate Böck tells Andrew Anderson how the programme works.