European Union Youth Wind Orchestra is searching for new talents


Are you a young wind instrument player looking for a new challenge? Then how about applying for the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra (EUYWO)? Applications can be submitted until 31st March 2013.

The EUYWO will have a session and concert tour in Luxembourg and the Netherlands from 11th to 20th July. The session starts with rehearsals at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg and in Kerkrade with the Venezuelan Orchestra of Simon Bolivar.  Afterwards the orchestra conducted by Jan Cober will perform works for wind orchestra as well an adaptation of a renowned symphonic piece at concerts in Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

The EUYWO will be composed of 66 musicians and the following instruments:

Piccolo Flute
Saxophone Soprano
Saxophone Alto
Saxophone Tenor
Saxophone Baryton
Oboe (English horn)
Bassoon (Contra-Bassoon)
Clarinet in Eb
Clarinet in Bb
Clarinet Alto
Clarinet Bass

Trumpet (Cornet)
Bugle (Flugelhorn)
French horn
Trombone Tenor
Bass Trombone

Tuba in B/C
Tuba in Eb/F
Double-Bass (string)
Percussion (various
percussion instruments)
Harp, Piano

Applicants should fulfil these criteria:

- living in one of the EU member-states or another European country

- being an excellent musician with a high-level musical knowledge (music students, professional musicians, etc).

- aged between 15 and 30

- playing a wind instrument, a percussion instrument or double-bass/harp/piano


The application form can be downloaded on the website of UGDA. Applicants should also include a curriculum vitae, a recommendation and if possible a recording (CD, MP3 or web) with one or more solo works (with or without piano accompaniment) of the standard repertoire played by the candidate.

Further information about the rehearsal session, the concert tour and the participation conditions can be found here.

The session and tour are organised in collaboration with the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg and with the financial support of the Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg, the Ville de Luxembourg, the WMC Kerkrade (NL) and the Banque Européenne d’Investissement (BEI).

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