Every year, around 1000 young people from various countries meet together, separated by the languages, but united by the universal language of music.
The Eurochestries festivals gather symphony and string orchestras, choirs or music chamber ensembles of young people, from 15 to 25 years old, with a good musical experience. Some projects also welcome individual musicians.
These festivals carry values of meetings between the young people of the various countries, the touristic and linguistic discoveries, and naturally the musical exchanges between the musicians, but also the public.
The numerous concerts allow these young musicians to emphasize their orchestra and their country. Also, they discover the region of the festival, its heritage and his inhabitants.
During each festival, the musicians of the participating orchestras play in concerts with their own program, but also work together mixing nationalities to prepare for the closing concert. This originality allows the Eurochestries rich moments for musical, humanly and cultural exchanges for the young musicians. It is the opportunity for these young musicians to meet around a strong common project, to discover other pedagogies, other musical sensibilities and to work with various conductors.
The international federation coordinates the Eurochestries festivals, livens up and develops the network of orchestras, musicians, composers, universities, music schools, and partners, from 37 different countries.
The Eurochestries, Festival of Youth Symphonic Orchestras, develops its image across Europe by its willingness to gather and bring together young musicians and singers, conductors and composers. The Eurochestries contribute to the development of trade policy in favour of youth orchestras.
Europe represents a great hope for this musical youth : developing an artistic brotherhood."