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Sydney Youth Orchestra Embark on a Landmark Music Education Tour of Europe

Sydney Youth Orchestra

Sydney’s most talented young musicians embark on a landmark music

education tour with a farewell concert, Intrepid Voyagers, at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

This April, eighty-six of Sydney Youth Orchestras’ most talented young musicians from the greater Sydney region, aged between sixteen and twenty-five, embark on a landmark music education tour. The Sydney Youth Orchestra’s European tour will visit the musically significant and magnificent cities of Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg, Prague and Berlin. While the tour will give students the opportunity to perform in world-renowned venues, more importantly, the tour will give these young musicians the opportunity to work and develop connections with the world’s leading classical musicians and attend performances by world-class orchestras.

Sydney Youth Orchestras is celebrating this incredible educational opportunity for our city’s future musicians by showcasing some of the repertoire that will be performed and workshopped overseas in a performance at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In this first concert of 2017,The Sydney Youth Orchestra will harness the massive forces required for Mussorgsky's perennial favourite known simply as Pictures. Many will know and love all 10 movements of Mussorgsky’s descriptive masterwork, but in particular the final depiction of "The Great Gate of Kiev" will feature in SYO's last concert in Berlin on Friday 21 April.

Sydney Youth Orchestra

The tour will commence in Vienna and move through iconic cities renowned for their classical music history. The feature of this tour will be masterclasses with four of the great orchestras of today - the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Vienna, Berlin and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. Additionally, SYO alumnus and professional cellist, Peter Morrison (member of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra) has invited eight of the musicians to rehearse and perform with the Copenhagen Youth Chamber Orchestra immediately following the end of our tour in Berlin. The Australian Ambassador will be attending the performance and will welcome them to Denmark. These eight pre-professional Sydney Youth Orchestra musicians will also perform for the official Australian Government ANZAC commemorations in Copenhagen.


With Tobias Lea, Solo Viola in the Vienna Philharmonic

With the Budapest Festival Orchestra

With Ondřej Vrabec, Assistant to the Chief Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic

With Steffen Tast, Violinist in the Rundfunk- Sinfonieorchester Berlin

With Stanley Dodds, Violinist in the Berlin Philharmionic. Sponsored by Stockland and Dixon.

Meet with members of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic


A performance at the Vienna State Opera

A rehearsal and concert of the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Victor Aviat. A concert of the Musicians of the Staatskapelle Dresden featuring Daniil Trifonov

A rehearsal of the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Semyon Bychkov featuring Katia and Marielle Labèque

A rehearsal of the Rundfunk- Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Frank Strobel

A performance at the Berlin Philharmonie conducted by Simon Rössler


Junges Ensemble, Berlin Danish Radio Symphony Copenhagen


INTREPID VOYAGERS Sunday, 2nd April, 2:00pm Verbrugghen Hall, The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Tickets Adult $50 + booking fee/Concession $25 + booking fee Bookings Online at or phone 02 9251 2422

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