The Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra was created in 2019, it is a full symphony orchestra led by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda. The orchestra has been resident at the Tsinandali Festival in Georgia from its first edition in September 2019.
You can apply if you are between 18 and 28 years old, with some experience in orchestra playing and born in Georgia or one of the other countries of the region. If you are selected, you will be invited to perform during 4 weeks in an intense orchestra training program.
If you are selected, you will be invited to perform during 5 weeks in an intense orchestra training program.
Georgia is an exciting country full of beauty and culture. The Tsinandali Estate, situated in the magnificent Kakheti Region, has now been developed into a Cultural Center with two concert halls, museum, hotels and restaurants, all in the midst of a big beautiful park.
Every year, in September, the Tsinandali Estate holds the Tsinandali Festival, with two concerts per day, many international artists and the resident Pan Caucasian Youth Orchestra.
The PCYO is the leading training orchestra for talented young musicians of the following countries: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Ukraine.
The orchestra performs the major repertoire for large symphony orchestra with world class conductors and soloists.
In 2022, the total period of participation in the orchestra will be 4 weeks (Aug/Sept 2022 – see schedule below).
In the first two weeks there will be lessons and rehearsals with principal musicians of world leading professional orchestras.
In the following two weeks there will be rehearsals and four concerts during Tsinandali Festival 2022.
In 2022, live auditions will be held in Tbilisi on May 24 on 25. After that, online auditions will be held upon invitation.
PCYO Schedule 2022
16 Aug: Arrival in Tsinandali
17 Aug: Seating auditions
17 – 1 Sept: Coaching and rehearsal period
2 – 11 Sept: rehearsals and 4 concerts with conductors Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Pablo Heras-Casado, Vasily Petrenko and world-famous soloists.
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