I, CULTURE Orchestra

“High musical quality leading to professional engagement: the European youth orchestra I, CULTURE presented a truly mature performance at the Berlin Philharmonie.” (Musik Heute, Berlin)

Contacts

Rafi Gokay Wol +44 (0)20 3725 9172

Overview

The I, CULTURE Orchestra (ICO) was formed in 2011 by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, as part of the cultural programme of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council.

Bringing together some of the most talented young musicians from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine, the twin aims of ICO are to form a great orchestra of international young musicians and to create an outstanding and innovative vehicle for positive cultural and social international development. In 2011, under conductors Sir Neville Marriner and Pavel Kotla, ICO performed its first international tour to great acclaim in some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls, including the Berliner Philharmonie, London’s Royal Festival Hall and

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The I, CULTURE Orchestra (ICO) was formed in 2011 by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, as part of the cultural programme of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council.

Bringing together some of the most talented young musicians from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine, the twin aims of ICO are to form a great orchestra of international young musicians and to create an outstanding and innovative vehicle for positive cultural and social international development. In 2011, under conductors Sir Neville Marriner and Pavel Kotla, ICO performed its first international tour to great acclaim in some of Europe’s most prestigious concert halls, including the Berliner Philharmonie, London’s Royal Festival Hall and the Teatro Real in Madrid. 2012 included a return to the orchestra’s cultural homeland, with concerts throughout the EaP. The programme, featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Szymanowski and Dvořák, was conducted by up and coming young Venezuelan Ilyich Rivas. HarrisonParrott is proud to be working together with I, Culture on its August/September 2013 tour, with performances in Scandinavian and Baltic countries.

Tutors for the orchestra come from some of the world’s leading orchestras, ensembles and music colleges, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Moscow Conservatory, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Venezuela’s El Sistema, and the London Symphony Orchestra.