First goosebumps

Senta Berndorfer, 16 Jahre

Talented artists from Lilla Akademien from Sweden and Julius-Stern-Institute from Berlin come together on August 10th to rehearse for their upcoming concert on Sunday. The musical repertoire is grand: Piazzolla, Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns and Benjamin Britten capturing Young Euro Classic’s excellent standard, the festival entitled to the best youth orchestras of the world!

A view across the room shows how excited all musicians are. Hugo Ticciati, a famous British violinist is the artistic leader. Everyone is impressed by his humorous and yet inspiring way. What becomes obvious straight from from the beginning is how the two orchestras that only got to know each other that day unite in indescribable harmony. While listening, getting goosebumps is nothing rare and this is just a rehearsal!

Later, the get-together in the green yard of the student café of the University of Arts with delicious food is the best way to get in contact. A talk to some Swedish musicians reveal the secret of the orchestra‘s name: O/Modernt New Generation. „O/Modernt“ is „unmodern“ in Swedish, as music according to a violinist never goes out of style and therefore essentially can never be „modern“.