The Abu Dhabi Youth Orchestra is a brand-new platform for young musicians in the capital to express their talent in music, through educational programmes, rehearsals and concerts throughout the year.
The Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi is collaborating with the International Music Institute - one of the oldest institutes in the country, founded in 1994 - to organise a programme open to all music students in the United Arab Emirates. The students who take part will be selected through an audition process.
The selected students will become members of the Abu Dhabi Youth Orchestra and will join a programme consisting of free of charge weekly rehearsals and workshops held by highly qualified instructors. In addition, students will have the opportunity to perform in concerts in prestigious venues. The first round of auditions opened in May 2022. Further auditions will be held in September and November to select more students to join the orchestra and the choir. Four performances of the Abu Dhabi Youth Orchestra are scheduled for 2022.