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World Youth Orchestra

Core Values

The World Youth Orchestra was established on September 15, 2001, as an instrument of cultural diplomacy and peacekeeping, affirming faith in universal values such as peace, brotherhood, equal rights and human dignity and bearing witness to these ideals in the actions of each project.

Creation of Values

The World Youth Orchestra project is a workshop of human artistic and social experiences, where a unique effort on integration, founded on mutual understanding is carried out. Music, as a spiritual and universal language, serves as the primary bond that unites young people coming from both wealthy and disadvantaged countries.

Education, Experience and Exchange of Knowledge

To invest in knowledge, research, and professional education is one of the priorities of each institution with ambitions for growth and development. The World Youth Orchestra includes among its priorities the quality of the education offered within a broader framework of shared and dynamic exchanges of knowledge and experiences across different cultural environments.

World Youth Orchestra


The World Youth Orchestra was born on September 15th, 2001, a remarkable year for creating a brand-new music project. It was a year that changed the history of the last millennium.

That's why the World Youth Orchestra isn't just about forming a new youth orchestra; it's also about addressing the challenges of a complex and ever-changing world. Just four days after the tragic events in New York and Washington, 75 young musicians from every corner of the globe miraculously gathered in Rome to reimagine the art of making music.

This group was made up of young musicians from colleges, universities and conservatories who believed in this new project…

Past Events

Guests and Tutors

We had the unique opportunity to witness some legendary performers sharing their wisdom and artistry with the next generation of musicians.


Since 2001 the World Youth Orchestra has been supported and sponsored by the generous contributions of our partners and institutions. Their commitment to our mission and the development of young musical talents has been relevant in making our projects becoming reality.

  • Comune di Roma - Assessorato alla Cultura
  • Council of Europe
  • Dipartimento delle Politiche Giovanili
  • Efad
  • European Commission
  • European Parliament Presidency
  • European Union
  • FAO
  • Ministero degli Affari Esteri
  • Presidente della Camera dei Deputati
  • Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  • Presidenza della Repubblica Italiana
  • Provincia di Reggio Emilia
  • Provincia di Roma
  • Regione Lazio
  • Regione Sicilia
  • Unhcr
  • Unicef
  • United Nations
  • Wfp

  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Arts British Council
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Czech Cultural Institute
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Palestine General Delegation
  • Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN
  • Permanent Observer Mission Of The Holy See to the UN
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Slovak Institute
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • USA

  • Arsial
  • Banca Carige
  • Banca Cariparma
  • Banca Finnat
  • Banca Monte Paschi di Siena
  • Chimitrade
  • Compagnia di Sanpaolo
  • Europcar
  • European Broadcasting Union
  • Fondazione CDP
  • Fondazione Cultura e Arte
  • Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale
  • Franca e Tony
  • Gigliola
  • Gore-Tex
  • Gruppo Messina
  • Gruppo Poste Italiane
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • LCA Studio Legale
  • National Geographic
  • Nissan
  • Radio24
  • Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana
  • Tombolini
  • Universal Postal Union

  • Berkeley College of Music
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Conservatoire de Musique de Genève
  • Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris
  • Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles
  • Conservatory of Belgrade
  • Conservatory of Copenhagen
  • Conservatory of Krakow
  • Conservatory of Oslo
  • Conservatory of Vilnius
  • Conservatory of Warsaw
  • Conservatory of Yerevan
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Guildhall School of London
  • Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig
  • Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
  • Juilliard School
  • Lausanne Conservatory
  • Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Budapest)
  • Manhattan School
  • Mozarteum Salzburg
  • National University of Music Bucharest
  • Royal Academy of Music of London
  • Sphinx Organization
  • Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen
  • Tirana University of Arts
  • Trinity College of London
  • Università IULM di Milano
  • Università l’Orientale di Napoli
  • Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

  • Friends of Fez Orphans
  • MusicaEuropa
  • SOS Children’s Villages International
  • Starfish Foundation

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