The effective implementation of this international music project opens up unparalleled opportunities for decent representation and presentation of the enormous cultural potential of our country. The main participants are young people, the ones that will shape our country tomorrow. Our young performers, the future artistic elite of Ukraine, will display their remarkable skills in the most prestigious concert venues, which will be a good start for their further professional development and will glorify Ukraine.
The National Youth Orchestra of Germany, as the national youth orchestra of the Federal Republic of Germany, unites young people from all over Germany, ages 14-19. We share the values of openness, tolerance and dialogue between cultures. The projects we have had, for example, in China, South America, Tunisia and Mexico showed us how important it is for young people who share the same love for music to build cultural bridges. The joint orchestra, with young Ukrainian musicians included, will be a source of inspiration for both countries. We are convinced that it will also help bring the two nations closer.
Two festivals that carry the names of two great composers, Mozart and Beethoven, are planning a joint project: to create the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. It is a promising event of a high artistic level. We are happy that Ukrainian musical traditions will become a part of our festival this year. This will enable a creative exchange between young people of the two countries, an exchange reaching far beyond just music.