European Music Campus

Gathering musicians, performers and audience members in the very heart of Europe to reinvigorate the European ideal of countries working together in harmony, this centre for music and talented young musicians will bring audiences the opportunity to experience and participate in dynamic music making, lively debate and cultural experiment in a series of events from the most formal to the most relaxed.

The European Music Campus is the fruit of a unique and significant collaboration between Grafenegg and the European Union Youth Orchestra. The European Music Campus exists to provide a space, at the heart of Europe, for presenting high quality events, exploring new ideas, encouraging cultural debate, and provoking thought alongside music-making and exploration of repertoire.

The European Union Youth Orchestra inspires with musicians from every EU member state. The young musicians of the European Union Youth Orchestra breathe new life into old music. The Orchestra is made up of talented young musicians from all 28 EU member states and is conducted by its Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Its Conductor Laureate is Bernard Haitink. Since it was founded 41 years ago, the Orchestra has worked with world - renowned conductors such as Claudio Abbado and can boast over 3,000 alumni. The Orchestra is the European Union’s Cultural Ambassador and a perfect example of the EU motto «United in Diversity».





7pm - 


Line Up Your Career Path

Music Lab

Participants are able to choose from three topics: Digital Skills for musicians, The Musician Entrepreneur and Music for Social Change. Accompanied by experts in social change, William Norris, Managing Director of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Music Choir of Toronto, will share his expertise in arts marketing, communications and his broad knowledge of today's cultural scene. 

Reitschule  free of charge



7pm - 


Make Yourself Presentable 

Music Lab

A practical workshop to help musicians communicate and present their ideas with confidence and impact in the professional music field. The Trainer, Performance Coach and Facilitator for Business and the Arts, Pat O'Toole, will help musicians become effective communicators and fulfill their potential.

Reitschule  free of charge



1pm - 



Three hours of music, a multifaceted programme and lots of hard decisions to be made by the audience - this awaits you in the Music Gallery. Ensembles of 75 musicians of the European Union Youth Orchestra branch out into 7 rooms of the Grafenegg castle to present music in a new and extraordinarily intimate way. 

Trail 1: Spirit of the North

Trail 2: The Art of Dance

Trail 3: Fanny, Ethyl and Helen

Trail 4: The Big Solo in D Minor

Grafenegg Castle free of charge 



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Pop-up Concert

Chamber music is an informal and especially intimate expression of music. The EUYO packs up this intimate atmosphere and brings it to Vienna's cultural hotspot - the MuseumsQuartier. Experience these intimate performances in selected rooms at the Kunsthalle Wien, mumok and Leopold Museum

MuseumsQuartier Vienna  free of charge

Close-up Concert

After a stroll through the intimate chamber music concerts in the surrounding museums, the Close-up Concert offers the perfect opportunity to get even closer to the orchestra. Experience an orchestra concert from a new perspective and have a seat inside the rows of the orchestra between the musicians of the EUYO. The orchestra will perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4 in F minor Op. 36 with British conductor Peter Stark.  

MuseumsQuartier Vienna  free of charge




7pm -


Sibelius and the Spirit of the North

Music Lab

Jean Sibelius` symphonies did not just brilliantly capture the ghostliness of the Finnish landscape but they were also way ahead of their time. In the third Music Lab Stephen Johnson, Vasily Petrenko and some of the EUYO’s Nordic players explore the music of the Nordic countries and discover Sibelius anew.

Reitschule free of charge





EUYO Chamber Ensemble 

North Sea Ensemble 

Castle courtyard 

Northern Lights (full orchestra concert)

with the EUYO, Vasily Petrenko and Baiba Skride



Late Night Session

What happens after the musicians leave the stage after a concert? Join the musicians of the EUYO in this informal Late Night Session and get a backstage insight to an international orchestra. Hear them play music of their own choice from chamber music to tango to European folk music and join this energetic celebration of Europe's musical youth. 



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