Young Sound Forum of Central Europe - © Monika Lawrenz

The Young Sound Forum of Central Europe

A Project of International Understanding and Reconciliation in Europe

The Young Sound Forum of Central Europe is a tri-national European youth orchestra uniting outstanding young musicians from Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany. Following the collapse of the Eastern Bloc and the eastward enlargement of the European Union, the region of the three countries Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany is once again the centre of Europe. The goal of the Young Sound Forum of Central Europe is the revitalization of this once so diverse and prolific cultural landscape by cultivating and rediscovering its wrongfully lost treasures.

In the few years of its existence the Young Sound Forum of Central Europe has acquired an exceptional reputation as a young symphony orchestra. The orchestra has been equally recognised for its exciting, unconventional projects and programmes, as well as for its politico-cultural efforts for understanding and reconciliation between Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

The orchestra unites the finest young musicians from the three nations for concerts and projects at historically significant sites and settings of the shared troubled history.

In addition to the classical repertoire, the Young Sound Forum of Central Europe is equally dedicated to fostering contemporary music as well as performing pieces by composers who were ostracised, persecuted and forgotten in the period of National Socialist tyranny.
The Young Sound Forum of Central Europe wishes to make a contribution to the understanding and reconciliation between Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany through the power of music. Along with the promotion of outstanding musicians in an international orchestra community, the Young Sound Forum of Central Europe is equally dedicated to promoting and fostering the competence for intercultural dialogue, tolerance and engaged citizenship in the New Europe.