Founding Conductor & Music Director:
Kristjan Järvi

Organiser:
Baltic Sea Music Education Foundation e.V.
Strasse der Pariser Kommune 38
10243 Berlin
Germany

Executive Director:
Thomas Hummel

Communications Director:
Jutta Loosen
jutta.loosen@bmef.eu


Project Managers:
Annika Schulz
annika.schulz@bmef.eu
 
Rita Sosedow
rita.sosedow@bmef.eu
 

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BYP NEWS

05.12.2014
The Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic is awarded the European Cultural Prize 2015


The European Foundation for Culture Pro Europa honours the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic with the European Cultural Prize 2015. Under the baton of Founding Conductor and Music Director Kristjan Järvi, our orchestra is being awarded for its contribution to international cooperation in the Baltic Sea region through exceptional musical achievements. The award ceremony will take place on 2 October 2015 in the Frauenkirche in Dresden. Central German Broadcasting (MDR) will broadcast the ceremony entitled '25 Years of German Unification' live on Radio and TV. BYP and Kristjan Järvi will perform during the ceremony together with Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu and German tenor Jonas Kaufmann.
14.09.2014
5 concerts, 5.000 concert-goers, 5.000 travel kilometres – BYPs successful September tour
From 15 to 29 September 2014, some 80 young musicians of the entire Baltic Sea region embarked on their joint musical journey to carry the sound of the Baltic Sea into Europe’s concert halls. Under the baton of Founding Conductor and Music Director Kristjan Järvi, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic successfully played five concerts in Usedom (Germany), St. Petersburg (Russia), Bonn (Germany) as well as Milan and Verona (Italy). The young orchestra performing together with soloist Jan Lisiecki took the audience by storm and inspired some 5.000 concert-goers. The Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic will continue its journey in 2015 and carry the sound of the Baltic Sea to France, Germany, Poland and Finland. More news to follow!
14.09.2014
BYP’s Italian voyage – Two concerts in Milan and Verona, 28 and 29 September 2014
In 2011, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic brought the sound of the Baltic Sea to Italy for the first time. Since then, the south or Europe is a regular stop in the orchestra’s annual schedule. This year the orchestra together with Kristjan Järvi and soloist Jan Lisiecki will play at MITO Settembre Musica in Milan and Il Settembre dell’Accademia in Verona. Music works include Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto in A-minor as well as Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain.
14.09.2014
Debut concert at Beethovenfest in Bonn on 26 September 2014
Under the baton of Kristjan Järvi, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic will make its debut at the renowned music festival Beethovenfest in Bonn on 26 September 2014. Together with young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki, the orchestra will take the audience on a musical journey that will connect five countries of the Baltic region: Norway with Edvard Grieg’s famous Piano Concerto in A-minor, Russia with Modest Mussorgsky’s rarely played “Night on Bald Mountain”, Finland with Sibelius “Karelia Suite”, Latvia with Kalniņš “Rock Symphony” and Lithuania with Gelgotas’ “Never Ignore the Cosmic Ocean”, premiered by the BYP in 2012.