Florence International Festival of Youth Orchestras | July 2022
The Florence International Festival of Youth Orchestras / Festival Orchestre Giovanili is a festival dedicated to youth orchestras that takes place in July each year.
The festival began in 1999 and has since welcomed hundreds of youth orchestras from all over the world to Florence, Italy giving young musicians from all over the world the opportunity to be part of a unique musical experience in the beautiful region of Tuscany, Italy.
The festival’s main venue is the Loggia dei Lanzi – an astonishing space widely recognized as cultural heritage- on Piazza della Signoria, one of the main squares in Florence city center.
The entire edition takes place between the Tuscan and Umbria regions in cities such as Lucca, San Gimignano, Montecatini Terme, Prato, Perugia and Assisi. Festival Orchestre Giovanili is held during the month of July and consists of a total of 50 – 75 concerts given by 15 – 20 orchestras.
Usually, each orchestra performs three or four concerts.
The festival team in Italy organises all the arrangements in Italy for the participating orchestras, including accommodation, logistic, sightseeing and educational activities such as workshops and master classes.
In addition to running the yearly festival, FOG also organises concert tours around Italy to promote musical exchange within the Italian territory. These concert tours are tailor-made based on the experience and requests of each orchestra. They represent a great opportunity for international orchestras and choirs that want to perform in some of the most beautiful venues and cities.
If summertime does not suit you or your orchestra, the organisation also helps in organing tours throughout the year across Italy and other European countries.
For further information, please see florenceyouthfestival.it.