Many individuals already signed in for the festival. Together with the orchestras some 25 countries will be present during the festival. There will be ensembles from orchestras present too from Germany and Spain (so far).
- Harju County String Orchestra from Estonia is a youthful Estonian orchestra, which repertoire consists of mostly classical music, but also folk music, jazz, film music etc.
Orchestra was founded in 2003, when students and teachers of string instruments in Harju and Rapla County, came together for first time. Since that time, 8 – 12 concerts are given yearly in several places of Estonia. The Orchestra has performed also in Austria, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Italy, France etc. The continuity of the orchestra is mostly carried by active string teachers of Harju County (music schools), who are the core of the orchestra with their most accomplished students. Conductor of the orchestra is since 2017 Imre Rohuväli.
- Lasnamäe Muusikakooli sümfoniettorkester from Estonia which was founded in 2014.
Orchestra gathers together twice per week and it's main purpose is to give orchestra experience to children who are studying in music school.
Orchestras size is usually around 35 which includes also teachers.
Lasnamäe Music School Symphony Orchestra has participated next to all kinds of school events in different festivals around Estonia which includes all Estonian Song and Dance Festivals. Conductor of the orchestra is since 2018 Imre Rohuväli.
- Võru Music School Orchestra from Estonia
This orchestra was formed in 2000. It includes students aged 12 – 19 and
music school teachers. The repertoire consists of works from the Baroque to the
contemporaries, in as many different genres and styles as possible. They play small
pieces of music and greater compositions, often perform with choirs.
During these years, they have had a lot of concerts mostly in our home town
and country, but music has also taken them to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland,
Hungary , Italy and Austria. The conductor of the orchestra is Jaan Randvere.
- Põltsamaa Music School Chamber Orchestra Estonia
The Chamber Orchestra of Põltsamaa Music School was formed in 2001. The string players are children and young people from age 12. Vitality and youthful energy is connected with the benefit to achieve the maximum while working on the repertoire and meeting as an orchestra. In several performances around the country and abroad the orchestra has played repertoire of a wide range from classical music through centuries to film music and pop. We also like and play a lot of Estonian music. We have held various Summer Camps and projects where we have played symphonic music with wind and brass players. The orchestra participated in the EOFed Festival in 2015 Cremona.
- St. Stephen Youth Symphony Orchestra from Hungary
The St. Stephen Youth Symphony Orchestra was established by József Záborszky in 1968. The aim was that for the big St. Stephen Symphony Orchestra will have enough new members. In this orchestra the age is very different: there’s 14 between 26 years. In one year usually the orchestra have four concerts: generally the first in September after the summer camp, then in Christmas time, in Spring and finally the end of the season, in July.
The orchestra has some of special concert, for example in a school leavers’ ball or in a wedding ceremony. The one of main concert was in Leipzig in 2010 where the orchestra spent four days.
After József Záborszky’s works in the middle of 1990’s Gábor Horváth started to work in life of the orchestra. Under his direction every summer was a music camp in Tihany during one week, and the orchestra gave a concert every day for the tourists and the local residents.
The orchestra has two rehearsals every week. The music work is very efficient, because some of colleagues help the leader’s work. Since a few years ago the standard is go up, because the members are resting in the orchestra.
The orchestra’s repertoire is: some of symphony by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, suites by romantic composers, overtures of Rossini, the unfinished symphony by Schubert, the Tragic Overture by Brahms, a lot of famous concerts with a very talents youth soloists, for example I. piano concert by Liszt, Dance macabre by also Liszt, II. piano concert by Shostakovich and piano concert by Grieg and Schumann.
- Chamber orchestra ARMONICO of Jāzeps Medinš Riga 1st Music School (Latvia)
Chamber orchestra ARMONICO of Jāzeps Mediņš Riga 1st Music School was founded in 1993. Since 2004 the artistic director and conductor of the orchestra is Normunds Dreģis.
Chamber orchestra consists of 25 musicians playing string instruments. For several projects wind and percussion instruments are involved. Orchestra`s repertoire includes music from baroque, classical and romantic eras, as well as music from 20th / 21st centuries.
The orchestra has won diplomas and prizes at several international competitions, participated in festivals and performed in different countries – Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Finland and France. Since 2012 the chamber orchestra is a member of Latvian Orchestras Association, as well as participates in festivals organized by the European Orchestra Federation.
- Dellbrücker Symphoniker (Germany)
In 2005, Annemarie and Albert Gaede founded the Dellbrücker Symphoniker together with friends and their children. Every year the orchestra expanded its repertoire and performed it in concerts. In addition to performing classical symphonic compositions like the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, 2nd piano concerto by Rachmaninoff and violin concert by Beethoven, an important part of the concerts is to play music from famous films like Star Wars, Mission Impossible and Lord of the Rings. In 2010 the orchestra established itself as a non-profit association with the objective of promoting exchange and cooperation between the generations. Musicians from all ages are welcome.
Strings of Pécs (Hungary)
The Pécs Strings was generated by a simple idea in 1975. It was that those who finished their studies at music schools yet did not want to become professional musicians had a chance to practice and play for fun. This idea proved to be valid since the orchestra has been operating continuously for 47 years now.
The repertoire covers almost the whole music history from the baroque through the classic and romantic periods to music of our time. The Pécs Strings has recently participated successfully also in experimental, light musical and symphonic productions.
The Pécs Strings is an art group, an open group of musicians that lives and works for others. Its professional improvement is acknowledged by different awards eared at festivals and also an award of excellence given by the cultural association. In the course of its history the orchestra has visited several foreign towns (e.g. Graz, Austria; Arad, Rumania; Krakow, Poland; Seattle, the USA, Norway, Essen).
Its goal is to share the joy of music with others.
- Nordberg Strykeorkester (Norway)
Nordberg String Orchestra is a youth orchestra founded in 2012 in the Nordberg neighbourhood of Oslo in Norway. Our aim is to provide an exciting and inclusive environment for local children and teenagers. We have around 80 members, from age 4 to age 16. We provide individual tuition on violin, viola, cello and double bass, and three orchestras, for beginners, intermediates, and our youth orchestra. We are travelling to Bulgaria with our oldest students who play in our youth orchestra. NSO has previously been on tour twice to Ireland, and we play regularly in Oslo, both in our neighbourhood, and in central venues. We supplement our regular lessons and weekly orchestra rehearsals with seminars twice a year, which are both great fun for the orchestra members and good for the student's musical development. We have 11 teachers on contract, and 4 conductors. Our professional staff are highly qualified and motivated pedagogues, many of them acclaimed musicians in the musical life of Norway. Nordberg String Orchestra is travelling to Bulgaria with the conductor of their youth orchestra, Juliet Jopling. Juliet is also one of the founders of Nordberg String Orchestra. Miss Jopling is a highly established viola player in Norway, being the Principal Violist in the Norwegian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and the violist in the Engegård Quartet.
- Orchestra Dobrin Petkov National School of Music and Dance (Bulgaria)
The Plovdiv Music School’s Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble with established traditions and high achievements at the concert stages – both In Plovdiv and internationally. Its long-term leader was Plamen Parvanov and since 2021, the orchestra’s Chief Conductor is Konstantin Dobroykov.
Along with its traditional annual school concerts, the Orchestra’s development has been marked by prestigious concerts, most notable among which have been an appearance in the Golden Hall of Vienna’s “Musikverein” in 2011; an international tour in Menorka (Spain) and Edirne (Turkey); performances, which were part of prestigious annual festivals, such as “Days at Balabanov’s House” in Plovdiv; numerous concerts across Bulgaria with some of the most acclaimed instrumentalists such as Vasil Kazandzhiev, Bozhidar Noev, Angel Stankov, Teodosiy Spassov, Simeon “Moni” Simeonov among others.
The Plovdiv Music School Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire is vast and includes works by J.S.Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Bizet, Albéniz, Granados, Ravel, Prokofiev, A.L.Webber, Séjourné, P.Staynov, P.Vladigerov, I.Dimov, V.Belezhkov.