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European Youth Music Week is an annual summer course for advanced young instrumentalists aged 18 to 28, offering the chance to play great symphonic and chamber repertoire, whilst meeting like-minded people from across the globe.

Working with top orchestral conductors, students have the unique opportunity to be inspired and develop their instrumental and ensemble skills through experiencing challenging repertoire they would not normally encounter.

A unique feature of EYMW is that seating arrangements are not fixed.  A violinist is just as likely to find themselves leading a section as sitting on the back desk; or a flautist playing a challenging solo or doubling second flute. This provides an equal opportunity for everyone to develop their orchestral playing.

European Youth Music Week

28 July - 4 August 2024, Oakham, UK

Symphony Orchestra

Symphonic Dances

On the Waterfront Suite


1812 Overture

Gabriella Ortiz


Chamber Orchestra

Tragic Overture


Serenade for Small Orchestra


Overture Clemenza di Tito

String Orchestra

Langsamer Satz

Wind, Brass & Percussion

New Piece

Gabrielli Sonata for Wind Ensemble


Note: repertoire is subject to change

Where and when

EYMW 2024 will take place in Oakham, UK

Course venue


Oakham School, Chapel Close, Oakham, Rutland UK
LE15 6DT

The course and all rehearsals will take place at the Oakham School in the small rural county of Rutland. Rehearsal venue and accommodation are closely situated.


Participants will stay onsite in the school accommodation.

Breakfast, lunch and evening meals will be eaten at the cafeteria of the school.


Sunday 4 August – the course officially finishes at 09:00 after breakfast, however participants can leave at any time after the concert to suit their travel needs.

Sunday 28 July – check-in will be in the afternoon with first rehearsal starting at approx. 7.30pm



Find out more about the people who run EYMW