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Royal Schools of Music and ABRSM call to save EUYO

Thursday 19 May 2016


The four Royal Schools of Music together with ABRSM have called on the European Union to restore core funding to the European Youth Orchestra.

The European Union Youth Orchestra is to cease operations from September 2016 unless the EU agrees to support it with core funding.

Professor Colin Lawson, Director of the Royal College of Music, joins the Principals of the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Royal Northern College of Music and the Chief Executive of ABRSM in writing an open letter to Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission.

The letter calls for funding to be put in place to save the Orchestra, which they state is "one of the great cultural ambassadors of Europe.”

Read the letter in full.