European Union Youth Orchestra to Open Tour in Bratislava

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Bratislava, July 27 (TASR) – Slovak capital Bratislava will be the venue of a European tour-opening concert by the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), which is marking its 40th anniversary this year, TASR learnt on Wednesday.

The Slovak Culture Ministry on its website on Wednesday announced that the concert in Bratislava will take place this coming Sunday at 7 p.m. in the large concert hall of the Slovak Radio building.

Among the top pieces to be played are Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D major and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto for two Pianos KV365.

“The Slovak Youth Orchestra will also perform, under the baton of conductor Martin Majkut, and with a solo concert featuring violinist Dalibor Karvay,” reported the Culture Ministry. Karvay, now 31, was a child prodigy.

EUYO, set up in 1976 under the auspices of pianist Claudio Abbado and currently conducted by Vasily Petrenko, is scheduled to perform in all of the current EU-28 capitals in the next few months.