Board of Trustees

Dagmar G. Wöhrl, MdB

Chairman of the Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development

“Music speaks more than a thousand words. It is the common language that connects people of all nations from the whole world. I am very pleased that through the INTERNATIONALE JUNGE ORCHESTERAKADEMIE young people from different countries are joined together for a good cause and with an understanding spirit at the Osterfestival. By playing together, these young artists contribute to the healing of many children with cancer.”

Katharina Wagner

Director of the Bayreuther Festspiele

“The deeply humane concerns of the Cultural and Social Foundation IJOA, its exemplary political and social engagement and the intensive promotion of young artists have my full support. The natural openness of the Academy, a mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence among young people from very different nations and cultures, demonstrates the fascinating ‘power’ that music and creative work have.”

Dr. Markus Söder, MDL

Bavarian State Minister of Finance

“To help children and to listen to good music - that connects the cultural experience of the ‘Bayreuther Osterfestival’ and social engagement. Outstanding young talents with established artists perform together for a good cause. The motivation of the young artists lays in the concept of challenging music and the great enthusiasm among the audience. The Bayreuther Osterfestival has brought for the past 18 years always new musical connections between artists from many countries, the audience in Upper Franconia and the severely ill young patients.”

Thomas Hacker, MdL

Chairman of the FDP parliamentary group in the Bavarian Parliament

“The concerts of the Cultural and Social Foundation INTERNATIONALE JUNGE ORCHESTERAKADEMIE combine the benefit of children with cancer and social engagement with international understanding at the same time they enrich the cultural life of my home town, Bayreuth.
Each of these three concepts has already earned our full support. The IJOA combines all three into a great example of civic engagement in Upper Franconia. As a native Bayreuther, I gladly and enthusiastically am part of the board of trustees.”

Peter Hahne

Deputy Head of the ZDF-Hauptstadtstudios
in Berlin

“Young musicians from all over the world play at the Bayreuther Osterfestival in favor of children with cancer. This character of the rhythms and sounds is pure international understanding, not only on paper, but also in practice.”

Prof. Dr. Claus Hipp

Manager of HIPP-Werk Georg Hipp oHG

“Musical education enhances the creativity of the people.
For our future it is important to increase the intellectual capacity to be able to create new knowledge. This is only possible with creativity.”

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To support applicants who can't afford the participation costs, we're running a crowd funding campaign. With the donated money we can enable the young musicians to be part of our academy 2019.

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