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Young Euro Classic 2016 Proves Our New Generation Still Has Hope

By Antonio Castello . August 15, 2016

Tomorrow’s musicians. Playing yesterday’s music. Today (or… later this week at least). The Young Euro Classic is, and I quote, “the world’s most important platform for international young orchestra musicians, not only from the European classical music tradition.”

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On Wednesday 17th of August, and for the next 17 days, youth orchestras from all over the world will meet and perform at Konzerthaus Berlin on Gendarmenmarkt.

For those who think the best place for music and culture in Berlin is The Matrix club, this event isn’t for you. Instead, Young Euro Classic represents a different facet of Berlin culture which is often overlooked by our generation but is still very Berlin – the best young musicians from around the world, coming together to put their own mark and energy into classical music.

DEU, Deutschland, Berlin, Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt, Young Euro Classic 2010, Baltic Youth Philharmonic
Young Euro Classic 2010, Baltic Youth Philharmonic – Conductor: Kristjan Järvi

The festival will be opened by the young masters of classical music, the European Union Youth Orchestra, performing Mozart’s piano concerto for two pianos in E-flat major, K. 365/316a (1779), followed by Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major (1885-88).

Conducted by Vasily Petrenko, a young Russian prodigy who has been the principal conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and, since 2013, also the chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic, the opening night of this festival promises to give us something special to talk about for the next few weeks.

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After beginning in 2000, the Young Euro Classic allows tomorrow’s superstars to exhibit their talents to one of the most influential classical music societies in the world.

It’s also a meeting (or clashing) of styles and cultures, as musicians from Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova are presented alongside music academy orchestras from Estonia, Latvia and far-away Kazakhstan. Companies like the National Youth Ballet perform alongside shows such as Classic Meets Jazz with Nils Landgren, there’s a piano festival featuring four recitals in one day, and there’s even the highly symbolic performance of young musicians from the Arab World, united in the Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

Young Euro Classic 2016’s complete and varied programme offers something for all types of music fans, not just those stuffy classical aficionados.

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Don’t miss your chance to see the young talent of today playing the best of classical music. Because the next time you see them, you won’t be able to get as close and you’ll certainly have to pay more.

Win Free Tickets to Young Euro Classic 2016

We are giving away 1×2 tickets for both of the following concerts. If you’d like to win a pair, simply email us on win@staging-berlinlovesyou.kinsta.cloud with the subject “Young Euro Classic competition” and please specify which event you’d like to see. We’ll randomly pick a winner and contact them privately.

26.08: Jugendorchester Rumänien-Moldau/Youth Orchestra Romania-Moldova

31.08: Orchester der Estnischen Akademie für Musik und Theater/Orchestra of the Estonian Academy for Music and Theatre

Young Euro Classic 2016
Konzerthaus Berlin
August 17th-3rd September
Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin
Find the full programme on the Young Euro Classic 2016 webpage.

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