Summer orchestra academy

Summer orchestra academy

Summer Orchestra Academy is an international educational project, a musical internship program for young professional musicians. The Academy is the work product of the International Youth Cultural Centre of Sverdlovsk Philharmonic, established in 2014 with support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of Sverdlovsk Oblast. The Academy and the Centre promote international collaboration among young artists, providing its interns with favorable environment for creativity, professional growth, and cultural exchange.

The Summer Orchestra Academy’s effectiveness has been provided for by the long-term productive collaboration of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic with its long-term partner, RCCR Projects GmbH Company, an established player in the international cultural exchanges sphere.

Having a positive debut in 2014, the Academy moved further with its next editions in 2015 and 2017. Young musicians from Europe, Asia and South America joined the artists of Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra in Yekaterinburg for an intensive and exciting two-week adventure. Participating in the master classes, group and orchestra rehearsals, working with distinguished conductors, guest soloists and professors, the Academy interns received an invaluable professional experience. Their day-to-day interaction with their foreign counterparts enlarged their worldview, provided for a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse cultures, and helped building friendships and creative partnerships. 

The Academy’s calling card is the International Tchaikovsky Youth Orchestra – the musical ensemble formed out of the Academy’s participants and presenting its results to the public as the Academy’s new concert programs. The outstanding Russian composer spent part of his childhood in Alalpayevsk a small town neighboring Yekaterinburg, where his father was a mining district manager. Hence, a work by P. I. Tchaikovsky is always included in the program of Tchaikovsky orchestra along with the other musical works. The Tchaikovsky Orchestra played concerts in Yekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk region, and presented the Summer Orchestra Academy at the Classic over Volga Festival in Togliatti, Samara region, as well as at the Young Euro Classic International Festival in Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany.

The 2018 edition of Summer Orchestra Academy will be led by Maestro Christoph Gedschold (Germany) in collaboration with professors Igor Budinstein & Mariano Domingo. The International Tchaikovsky Youth Orchestra will perform a series of concerts in the towns of the Urals region, including Yekaterinburg, Revda and Krasnoturyinsk.

The Summer Orchestra Academy’18 is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The International Tchaikovsky Youth Oorchestra performances in the Great Hall of Sverdlovsk Philharmonic are part of the cultural program of the INNOPROM, a large-scale international industrial expo that takes place in Yekaterinburg annually.