New Ways - Summer Project and Tours 2022

14.07. - 21.08.2022, Western Balkans and Germany

2022 will be a busy year! After a hugely successful concert in Novi Sad (Serbia) at the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May, the WBYO is  getting ready for two tours in quick succession: in July it will travel through the Western Balkans and perform concerts in Pristina, Skopje, Novi Sad, Mostar and Kotor; and in August it will go on German stages, with concerts in Berlin, Kassel, Königswinter, Aachen and Essen (see schedules below). This represents a new rhythm and a new challenge for our young musicians, who will now taste the stresses and excitement of professional orchestra musicians, thus bringing the WBYO to a whole new level of functioning - New Ways.


The process will once again start in Pristina, where the 30 participants will gather for 8 intense days of preparation and rehearsal, and where they will study a demanding concert programme. As mentioned above, the bar is set significantly higher for these tours.

Date Activity City  Location 
13.07.2022 Arrival of the participants Pristina  
14.-21.07.2022 Master classes and orchestra rehearsals Pristina  
22.-28.07.2022 1st part of the concert tour 5 cities in the Western Balkans See concerts
14.-21.08.2022 2nd part of the concert tour 5 cities in Germany See concerts
Concert Programme Link    
Lecturers Instrument Name Affiliation 
  1st Violins PETRAKIS, Ioannis, Greece Evenos String Quartet
  2nd Violins AHISKAL, Mehmet Orhan, Turkey/Germany  

KASPERAVIČIUS, Ainis, Lithuania/Germany

  Violoncellos  HERNANDEZ SUAREZ, Diego, Spain/Germany 

Quart.essence String Quartet, 

Euphonia Orchestra Munich

  Double Basses  BALCAR, Ondrej, Czech Republic Czech Philharmonic Orchestra 
  Artistic Director & Conductor SULEJMANI, Desar, Germany German Rhine Philharmonic Orchestra
Musicians (CV's here)