Regional Festivals within EOFed


EOFed Eastern European regional orchestra festival

on 3-7 July 2024 in Košice (Slovakia) and Budapest (Hungary)


At its core, the Eastern-European Regional Orchestra Festival seeks to provide a platform for youth and amateur symphony and chamber orchestras to showcase their skills on an international stage. Participants will have the opportunity to perform in beautiful venues and to strengthen Eastern-European cooperation. By bringing together orchestras from various countries, the event aims to facilitate a rich exchange of musical experiences, fostering an environment where participants can learn from each other, share their unique perspectives, and build lasting connections.The festival concerts will take place in Slovakia in High Tatras and in Košice and in Budapest.

Festival will take place in cooperation with EOFed members, "Musica Iuvenalis" String Orchestra in Košice and KOTA, Hungarian umbrella organization of amateur and youth groups.

General information

The regional festival of EOFed is a event for youth and amateur symphony and chamber orchestras from Visegrad countries (Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Czechia) and for guest orchestras from nearby countries and Eastern region (Ukraine, Estonia, Croatia, Belgium) and more than 10 orchestras will participate with more than 400 musicians.

The main goal of the festival is to give orchestras the opportunity to perform in an international festival and also listen to the performances of each other, to meet and spend time together with youth and amateur musicians from other countries, to get international experiences and opportunities for cooperation in future.



  • Budapest St Stephen Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Strings of Pécs
  • Sátoraljaúlyhely Lavotta János Chamber Orchestra 



  • Košice String Orchestra "Musica Iuvenalis"
  • Edevart Orchestra



  • Tallinn Music School Symphony Orchestra
  • Viljandi Youth Symphony Orchestra



  • Semeljci youth tambouras orchestra "Rapsodija"



  • Chamber orchestra "Black Sea orchestra" of O. Salik Odessa Municipal Music Theatre



  • Student Symphony Orchestra of the Catholic university of Louvain-la-Neuve / Orchestre Symphonique des Étudiants de l’université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve


Festival concerts

In Slovakia:

3 July at 19.00 pre-concert of guest orchestras in High Tatras

4 July at 14.00 opening concert in Košice State Philharmonia Hall

4 July at 19.00 in Košce State Philharmonia Hall

5 July at 18.00 in Košice Premonštratsky Church


In Hungary:

6 July at 19.00 in Budapest St. Stephen Philharmonia Music House

7 July at 13.30 in Budapest Concert Hall of St. Imre School (Szent Imre Gimnázium)

7 July at 18.00 final concert in Budapest Concert Hall of St. Imre School (Szent Imre Gimnázium)

Festival team


Jüri-Ruut Kangur (Estonia) - President of the European Orchestra Federation,

Liina Nigu (Estonia) - General manager of the festival,

Gábor Horváth (Hungary) - leader of orchestras committee of KOTA; conductor of St. Stephen Youth Symphony Orchestra

Ádám Vucskics (Hungary) - concertmaster and assistant conductor of St. Stephen Youth Symphony Orchestra

Igor Dohovic (Slovakia) - conductor of Košice String Orchestra "Musica Iuvenalis"