The Asian Youth Orchestra is holding its yearly summer festival in Hong Kong, which will make the 26th anniversary of the event that was first started in 1990. The event brings together some 100 energetic and young musicians who are between the ages of 17 and 27 years to participate in tough auditions to eventually select only the best one applicant in 10 musicians. As a result, the quality of music during this Summer Festival is very high. The event will be held in Hong Kong from 16 July to 4 August 2016.
The musicians who make up the Asian Youth Orchestra are hopeful professionals who want to advance their careers through under the watchful eye of the leaders at the orchestra. The main aim of this orchestra is fundamentally to give the young talented Asian musicians wide range opportunities that playing in a world-renowned Summer Festival can offer. As more Asian musicians realize the benefits of joining this orchestra, the number of applicants who auditioned to join the Asian Youth Orchestra this year has increased substantially.
Since the Asian Youth Orchestra held their first concert way back in 1990, they have continued evolving along with the economic and political development of the Asian countries. The ethnic structure of the members of the orchestra has considerable changed over time. Thus, you should expect to see a more diverse orchestra during the 2016 Hong Kong Summer Festival held between July and August. Musicians from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam and various other Asian countries are well-represented in this orchestra.
Besides mastering the various classical masterpieces of Beethoven, Hayden, and Mahler among others, the Asian Youth Orchestra members also require learning how to live with colleagues from widely different backgrounds. This setup has helped to unify the respective Asian countries and also exposing the musicians to different cultures, which is vital for growth as both a person and an artist. You should definitely check out this year’s Summer Festival in Hong Kong and experience all this rich diversity while listening to some of the best music of your life.
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