European Union Youth Orchestra

Elisabeth laureates join Europe’s most energetic orchestra.
Music connects people and nowhere is that more true than at the European Union Youth Orchestra. Every year, the very best young musicians gather there to learn, work and enjoy. The result is their legendary concerts. For this tour, three revelations from the Elisabeth Competition will join the orchestra as soloists. And before French conductor Alexandre Bloch unleashes a fiery Bolero, we get to hear a brand new work by Annelies Van Parys.

Van Parys: World Premiere, Beethoven Violin Concerto & Ravel 'Boléro'

A one-hour concert, performed by young people, for young people! The European Union Youth Orchestra is a committed orchestra, designed to celebrate the diversity and talent of young musicians from the 27 countries of the European Union. On the occasion of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, Bozar, together with its partners at the Concertgebouw in Bruges and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi, is organising a Belgian tour of this inspiring orchestra. On the theme of democracy, there will be three separate programmes in the three cities, based on three winners of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. In Brussels, Timothy Chooi will perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto, accompanied by a world premiere by the Belgian Annelies Van Parys and Ravel's Boléro.

European Union Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Alexandre Bloch
Violin: Timothy Chooi

Annelies Van Parys
New commission
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto, op. 61
Maurice Ravel