Founding Conductor & Music Director:
Kristjan Järvi

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

Executive Director:
Thomas Hummel

Communications Director:
Jutta Loosen

General Manager:
Dorothy Yeung

Project Managers:
Annika Schulz
Rita Sosedow



Baltic Voyage – A musical expedition around the Baltic Sea in St. Petersburg, 23 September 2014
With their signature programme – “Baltic Voyage" – the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic and Kirstjan Järvi return to St. Petersburg. Already in 2010 the ensemble played at Marinsky Theatre at the Stars of the White Nights Festival and performed its first open-air concert at Mikhailovsky Garden. “Baltic Voyage" is a programme of twelve music pieces by twelve composers from the entire Baltic Sea region which takes the audience to discover the unique sound of the Baltic Sea. Russian composers such as Mussorgsky and Shostakovich belong to the programme as well as Sibelius from Finland or Grieg from Norway. Contemporary composers such as Gediminas Gelgotas from Lithuania will also be heard.
Coming home to the island of Usedom – Opening concert of Usedom Music Festival, 20 September 2014
The Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic and Kristjan Järvi are coming home to the German-Polish island of Usedom, birthplace of the orchestra and a regular venue on their annual concert tours. Since 15 September 2014, the 80 musicians have been rehearsing their musical programme under the baton of Kristjan Järvi and eight international coaches in BYP LAB. These orchestral workshops combine diverse educational activities: orchestra rehearsals, sectional coachings, chamber music projects and a composers’ workshop. In total the orchestra will play five concerts in three countries over the next two weeks. One of the highlights is the opening concert of the 21st Usedom Music Festival before the journey continues to St. Petersburg, Bonn, Milan and Verona.
BYP is getting ready for another concert tour to Germany, Russia, Italy
The Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic is about to embark on another musical journey carrying the sound of the Baltic Sea to Europe’s concert halls. Some 80 young musicians from the entire Baltic region together with Kristjan Järvi, Founding Conductor and Music Director as well as pianist Jan Lisiecki, will travel almost 5,000 kilometres together to play five concerts in three countries from 20 to 29 September 2014. Stops on their joint tour are:
BYP LAB – Annual orchestra workshop on the island of Usedom
For the fourth time, the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic is conducting its annual BYP LAB. From 15 to 19 September 2014 the orchestra workshop will take place on the Island of Usedom. BYP LAB is the innovative idea of Kristjan Järvi, Founding Conductor and Music Director, who also oversees all activities of the five-day intensive workshop. He is supported by eight renowned international coaches to teach some 80 young music students...