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Ludlow Arts: Classical


International Young Musicians — BISYOC

Every summer we bring together about 80 musicians (aged 15 to 25) from all over Europe and beyond for 12 days of music-making with international professional tutors. The music-making is enhanced with a programme of cultural activities. BISYOC's central aim is to perform high quality Symphony Concerts and programmes have included Tchaikovsky 4 and 6, Mahler 1, Shostakovich 5, Dvorak 9, Elgar's Enigma Variations, Holst's The Planets and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. The concerts take place in Ludlow, Leominster and Presteigne.

Started in 2001 by Julian Gibbons, we are now a charity and have been supported by the EU's Erasmus+ programme for education, training, youth and sport. Most years in August we hire Moor Park School for the Exchange and the young people from up to 18 countries enjoy fine facilities in the ambience of an English Country House.

2018 is different — BISYOC will be in
Struga, Macedonia, following our usual pattern. Approximate dates will be some time between
22 July and 6 August 2018.

Struga is a popular holiday resort!

For the curious, BISYOC's local history stems from the fact that the conductor's family live locally, and the BISYOC name originates from the Shropshire location where the first exchange was held back in 2001 “Bedstone International Summer Youth Orchestral Course”.

For much more information and to find out about joining BISYOC go to www.bisyoc.com
or phone +44 (0) 1544 260 551.