Sir John Tusa and Ian Stoutzker, CBE, become Co-Chairmen of the European Union Youth Orchestra at a pivotal moment in the Orchestra’s strategic development. The European Union Youth Orchestra is in a period of immense change and development, particularly with the ambitious objectives of ‘Towards 2020’, its international cooperation project co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme.

Robert Albert, Founding Trustee and Chairman of the EUYO for the last ten years now steps down from his role as Chairman to become Trustee Emeritus.

Sir John Tusa is quoted as being “delighted to be joining the EUYO as Co-Chairman, as it is an Orchestra I have heard and known for many years and whose values and qualities I hugely admire. I am confident it has a great European future ahead of it.”

Ian Stoutzker said, “The EUYO, founded in 1976 through the inspiration and commitment of Joy Bryer, has been an outstanding example of European cultural cooperation for almost 40 years. Building on this tradition, my aim is to help reinvigorate the Orchestra and broaden the scope of its activities, ensuring the highest levels of performance, and thus enabling it to continue to act as a beacon and example of what can be achieved by European endeavour.”

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