Young Musicians European Orchestra

Talented musicians for live concerts in Ravenna

The Young Musicians European Orchestra of Ravenna has been active since 2008, a reality of young musicians, of average age 23 years, coming from all over Europe and, over time, also from countries outside Europe. From time to time, his staff is also made up of senior musicians, that is the members who have participated in numerous performances in the first years of activity. On certain occasions the Young Musicians European Orchestra also had the pride of integrating valid components from the main conservatories of Beijing, Moscow, Shanghai and
Madrid, as well as young musicians from the Tehran Symphony Orchestra, with whom the Young Musicians European Orchestra has collaborated in two concerts, one in the Iranian capital and the other in Ravenna. Finally, it is worth mentioning the participation of some talented musicians from North Korea, playing Mozart's Requiem together with Muenchener-Bach Chor, one of the most acclaimed choral teams in the world.
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Important collaborations all over the world


At the Easter concert in Sant'Apollinare in Classe in 2007 at the concert in Jerusalem in 2013, the Young Musicians European Orchestra had the pleasure of collaborating and being filmed by the broadcaster Rai. Over the years, the orchestra has been able to gain the interest and favor of an ever wider audience: an important occasion was the concert at the Basilica of San Vitale on the occasion of a historic conference between Catholic and Protestant bishops and Orthodox. On the occasion of the Christmas Concert project, in 2016 the Young Musicians European Orchestra performed in Romagna, where all the rehearsals were opened to the public, while the second part of the project took place first in Rieti and in some areas hit by the earthquake in that year, later in Rome at the Paolina Chapel of the Quirinale, in Jerusalem, in Bethlehem, and finally in Matera.

Music awareness


Every single activity carried out by the young musicians of the Young Musicians European Orchestra is part of a larger project: making young people aware of music. To achieve this goal, the training makes use of the valuable contributions of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, of the Mae and the Emilia-Romagna Region, as well as of the Municipality of Ravenna, obtaining the patronage of the Unesco Youth Committee. All the events of the Young Musicians European Orchestra are carried out to promote peace, culture and dialogue between nations, ideals that only music can fully exalt.

Activities with professional soloists


2019 was an important year for the young musicians of the Ravenna orchestra: from recording the first record with the Passion according to Mark to organizing tours in China, Russia, Israel and Palestine, the Young Musicians European Orchestra also developed interesting international projects with world-famous soloists. Uto Ughi, Kian Soltani, Jonathan Roozeman, Roman Kim, Timoty Ridout, Gabriele Strata and Francesca Dego are some of the names that have had the pleasure of collaborating with the European Youth Orchestra. Thanks to excellent versatility, the Young Musicians European Orchestra is able to form itself into small chamber groups and perform a wide range of musical genres, from baroque to contemporary.

Transparent Administration


The general principle of transparency, as set out in Legislative Decree no. 33 of March 14, 2013 is understood as total accessibility of information concerning the organization and activities of the administration.
The objective of the rule is to encourage widespread control over the work and use of resources. 
The publication of data in this section fulfills the obligations
established by article 9 of Law 112 of October 7, 2013.

Contribution MIBAC Youth Complexes year 2020 (art.21 paragraph 2 of DM July 27, 2017) euro 53,202.27
Contribution Municipality of Bologna project Incredibol! 2020 (21-12-2020) euro 20,000
Contribution of the Municipality of Forlì (resolution of 22-04-2020) euro 6,500
Contribution of the City of Brisighella (URF N.1495/20) euro 2,800 

Ignacio Ábalos

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Born in Granada into a family of musicians, he studied at the Royal Superior Conservatory de Música "Victoria Eugenia" of Granada, the Barenboim-Said Foundation in Seville and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he graduated with honors. As a violinist Ignacio Programa Andaluz para Jóvenes intérpretes (OJA), the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (JONDE) and the Britten-Pears Program in England. Winner of numerous competitions he was recipient of many Scholarships (Ministry of Culture of Andalusia, Ministry of Culture of Spain, City of London and Aldeburgh Musica Scholarship Fund (United Kingdom) and the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, United States). During his career he has held concerts in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Morocco, Lithuania, Poland and Germany under the direction of Pedro Halffter, Pablo Gonzalez, Jean Jacques Kantorow, Enrique Mazzola, Vasily Petrenko, Paolo Olmi, Arturo Tamayo, Michael Thomas, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Juan de Udaeta, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Colin Davis, and Daniel Barenboim. He studied conducting with Sian Edwards, Algis Zaboras and Paolo Olmi. At the same time he receives advice from famous masters such as Vasily Petrenko and Sir Colin Davis in various courses and master classes. As an assistant to Paolo Olmi, Alberto Zedda and Pedro Halffter he worked at the Barbican Hall in London (United Kingdom), the National Opera Theater in Bordeaux (France), the Bonci Theater in Cesena, the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland), the Palacio de la Ópera de A Coruña and the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville in productions by Madame Butterfly by Puccini, Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ermione and Semiramide by Rossini, LA Bohème by Puccini, La Traviata by Verdi and Thaïs by Massenet with singers like Jennifer Rowley, Nino Machaidze, Leah Crocetto, Angela Meade, Marianna Pizziolato and Plácido Domingo. He conducted the Orchestra of the Bicentennial, Orchestra City of Almería, Orchestra Sinfónica of Málaga, Orchestra of the FIMA, the Orchestra MelkArt (Spain), The soloists of London (United Kingdom) the Young Musicians European Orchestra (Italy), the Philharmonic Orchestra by Rivne and the Orchestra of (Ukraine). He recently conducted Verdi's Requiem Mass in the Cathedral of Jaén in front of 2,000 people with enormous success. From 2017 Ignacio is the artistic director of the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Jaén and from 2018 of the Young Musicians European Orchestra. Compensation: 2000 euros per year.
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