A musical rendezvous to promote international understanding, Switzerland's 2nd International Youth Orchestra Festival this year attracted eight-hundred young musicians representing eight countries.
GV St. Moritz
SV Fishermen by lake
GV Musicians arrive
SV INT. Bulgarian musicians practising on cellos
MV White & black youths from the Columbia Youth Orchestra practising
CU Girl from Budapest practising harp
CU South African boy playing violin
GV St Moritz PAN TO Canadian girl on trombone
SV ZOOM TO GV Susskind conducts Youth Orchestra
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Background: A musical rendezvous to promote international understanding, Switzerland's 2nd International Youth Orchestra Festival this year attracted eight-hundred young musicians representing eight countries.
When the festival ended yesterday (Saturday), the young musicians had completed a busy fortnight of concerts under world famous conductors and seminars taken by top musicologists.
Altogether, nine different youth orchestras made appearance at the festival, giving concerts at cities throughout Switzerland.
Renowned guest conductors like Walter Susskind from Czechoslovakia and Britain's Rudolph Schwarz not only conducted the orchestras, but also discussed a full range of musical problems with their young players.
Organised for the first time only last year, the festival already shows signs of rapid expansion, and this year attracted orchestras from three continents -- America, Europe and Africa.
For yesterday's closing ceremony, the best musicians from each of the nine orchestras were selected to form the International Youth Festival Orchestra. Walter Susskind conducted their farewell performance.