History

FOG (Festival Orchestre Giovanili) was founded in Florence as an independent branch of Accademia San Felice Ltd, to take over the management of the Florence Youth Festival which has been running for over 15 years. Whilst FOG works solely for the Florence Youth Festival and projects within Italy, ASF Ltd specialises in the organisation of European musical projects and festivals in France, Latvia, Spain, Croatia and the UK for international youth ensembles and musicians. Please visit ASF Ltd  on the appropriate links  for more information on each of these projects.

The aim of the Festival is to offer young European musicians a unique experience in Italy, with the chance to play in magnificent venues and to participate in an intense experience and full immersion of classical and contemporary music.
This Festival is a unique one in Italy, although it is in line with other youth festivals such as Salzburg and Aberdeen. Florence is one of the few cities in Europe to host such an event. Over the past ten years the Festival has welcomed more than 150 quality youth orchestras from all around the world and hosted c.750 concerts for over 10,000 young musicians in magnificent venues throughout Tuscany.

 

WHO HAS PERFORMED WITH US:

AJO - Jeudg Simphonie Orkest Provincie Utrecht (The Nederlands)

All American Youth Orchestra (Usa)

Alleyn’s School Orchestra & Band (Uk)

Amadeus Liberatore & Camerata Choirs (Usa)

American Chamber Orchestra (Usa)

Amersfoort Youth Symphony Orchestra (Holland)

Andante Cantabile (Belgium)

Armonia Di Corte Estense (Italy)

Astor Piazzolla Trio (Italy)

Auletes Student Orchestra (The Netherlands)

Banda Munìcipal de Lleida (Spain)

Bedfordshire Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Belfast Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Berkshire Youth Orchestra(UK)

Big Band&Jazz Choir of Academy of Arts Antwerp & Beringen (Belgium)

Blokkflotistene Uranienborg (Sweden)

Bragi Coro E Orchestra (Holland)

Brighton Youth & Hove Big Band (Uk)

BrittenYouth String Orchestra (Olanda)

Bromley Youth Concert Band (Uk)

Brussels International Youth Orchestra (Belgium)

Buckinghamshire County Orchestra (Uk)

Camerata Strumentale Timisoara  (Romenia)

Cardiff County & Vale Of Glamorgan Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Chamber Orchestra Of N?mme Music School Of Tallinn (Estonia)

Charlottesville US Orchestrra (USA)

Chesapeake Symphony Orchestra (Usa)

Chichester Youth Concert Band  (Uk)

City Of Derry Youth Choir   (Uk)

City Of Sheffield Alley Cats (Uk)

Cheon An Youth Orchestra (Korea Sud)?

College Of The Sequoias Master Chorale (Usa)

Collegium Musicum Carolinum (Holland)

Colorado String Orchestra  (Usa)

Copenhagen Young Strings  (Denmark)

Cork Youth Orchestra (Ireland)

Coronado High School Orchestra (Usa)

Corvallis Camerata (Usa)

Crea University Orchestra Amsterdam (Holland)

Dexter Community Band (Usa)

Djalu Gurruwiwi Ensemble (Australia)

Domstad Jeugdorkest (Holland)

Dusika Youth Orchestra (Denmark)

East Sussex Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Eksodus Ensemble  (Latvia)

Emanuel School Choir (Uk)

Emmanuel Choir Cambridge (Uk)

Encorah Choir (Australia)

Ensemble Ix Libro (Italy)

Ensemble Orchestrale Laboratorio Musicale S.M. Foscolo (Italy)

Europera Jeugdorkest (Germany-Poland)

Estonian National  Youth Orchestra (Estonia)

Filharmonisch Jeugdorkest Van Vlaanderen (Belgium)

Flanders Philharmonic Youth Orchestra  (Belgium)

Free University Orchestra, Amsterdam  (The Nederlands)

Gracenotes Choir (Uk)

Goppinger Jugendsinfonieorchester (Germany)

Hague Youth Symphony Orchestra (The Nederlands)

Harmonieorkest Demer & Laak, Lummen (Belgium)

Harry Ainlay Symphonic Band (Uk)

Haydn Youth String Orchestra (Holland)

Het Haags Jeugdorkest (Holland)

Hofstads Jeugdorkest  (The Netherlands)

Hudson H.S. Chamber Orchestra (USA)

Indrakvartetten (Sweden)

Irvine Classical Players (Usa)

Ivak Youth Vocal Ensemble (The Netherlands)

James Allen's Chamber Orchestra  (Uk)

Jeudgorkest Netherland (The Netherlands)

Jeugd Symfonie Orkest Provincie Utrecht (Holland)

Jeugendorchester Der Bergische Musikschule Wuppertal  (Germany)

Jonge Symfoniejeune Symphonie  (Holland)

Jove Orquestra Simfonica De Castellò (Spain)

Joven Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)

Joven Orquesta Sìnfonica de Granada (Spain)

Joven Orquesta Comunidad De Madrid (Spain)

Joven Orquesta De Euskal Herria (Spain)

Jso De Vuurvogel (The Nederlands)

Junge Blaeserphilarmonie Ulm (Germany)

Jugendorkester Wil (Switzerland)

L’orfeo Ensamble (Italy)

La Philarmonique du COGE | Choeur et Orchestre des Grandes Ecoles (France)

Lahser High School Choir And Orchestra (Usa)

Lancashire Symphony Orchestra (Uk)

Le Fisarmoniche Del Cons. Cherubini  (Italy)

Lisbon Os Violinhos (Portugal)

London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (Uk)

London Oriana Choir (Uk, 40 elem.)

London Youth Symphony (Canada)

Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra (Usa)

Mid Herts Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Minsk Percussion Group (Russia)

Modena Flute Ensemble  (Italy)

Momentum Perpetuum  (Portugal)

Musica Silvestrum Orkest (Thew Nederlands)

Musikakademie Kassel  (Germany)

Musikgymnasiumorchester Graz (Austria) 

Nationaal Jeugd Fanfare Orkest  (The Nederlands)

National Academic Orchestra Of Bucarest (Rumenia)

Nederland National Youth Orchestra  (The Nederland)

Negri Violin School  (Uk)

New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia (Canada)

New York University Composers Ensemble  (Usa)

New York University Ensemble  (Usa)

Nottingham Jazz Youth Band  (Uk)

Nova Amadeus Orchestra (Italia)

Novomestsk Orchester  (Czeck Republic)

Orch. Symphonique Des Jeunes De Strasbourg  (France)

Orchestra Academia  (Uk)

Orchestra Ghironda (Italy)

Orchestra Giovanile Del Contagem  (Brazil)

Orchestra Giovanile Del Festival  (Italy)

Orchestra Giovanile Della Fondazione Arts Academy Di Roma  (Italy)

Orchestra Papillon (Italy)

Orchestra Regionale Dei Conservatori Del Veneto  (Italy)

Orchestra Sinfonica Citta Di Grosseto (Italy)

Orchestre De Jeunes De Tallin (Estonie)

Orchestre Des Jeunes De La Mediterranee  (France)

Orchestre Du Collëge De Geneve  (Switzerland)

Orchestre National Des Jeunes Des Pays-bas (Spain)

Orchestre Symphonique Des Jeunes De Joliette (Canada)

Orchestre Symphonique De Jeunes De Strasbourg (France)

Oristown Accordion Orchestra (Irlanda)

Orkester Norden  (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuenia)

Orquesta Joven De Extremadura (Spain)

Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Palestine Youth Orchestra (Palestina)

Peninsula Girls Chorus (Usa)

Perth Modern Chorale  (Australia)

Perth Modern Classical Guitar Quartet  (Australia)

Perth Modern School (Australia)

Peterhouse Chapel Choir (Australia)

Pittsbourgh Youth Symphony Orchestra (USA)

Polish-german Orchestra  (Poland)

Polska Orkiestra Sinfonia Iuventus  (Poland)

Puchheim Youth Chamber Orchestra  (Germany)

Queensland Youth Orchestra  (Australia)

Raanana Youth Symphony Orchestra (Israel)

Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra (Usa)

Recorder Players St. Sunniva (Norway)

Repton School Chamber Orchestra (Uk 30 Elem.)

Repton School Chamber Orchestra & Jazz Band (Uk)

Riga United Music Schools Symphony Orchestra  (Latvia) 

Rotterdams Jeugd Symfonie Orkest (The Netherlands)

Royal College Of Music Junior Department Symphony Orchestra (Uk)

Royal Holloway Choir (Uk)

Rotterdam Jeugd Sinfonie Orkest (Belgium) 

Russian-Belorussian Youth Symphonic Orchestra  (Russia and Belorussia)

Sacramento Symphony Orchestra (Usa)

San Felice Contempoensemble (Italy)

Santa Barbara Choral Society (Usa)

Schola Adrianensis (Italy)

Sheffield Alley Cats (Uk)

Sine Nomine (Uk)

Sinfonisches Orchester Der Musikschule Winterthur (Switzerland)

Singapore National Youth Orchestra

Southampton University Symphony Orchestra (Uk)

Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Orchestra  (Uk)

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra(Uk)

Suffolk Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra (UK)

Sydney Sussex Collece (Cambridge Uk)

Sweelinck University Orchestra (Holland)

Sydney Youth Orchestra (Australia)

Symphonia Jong Twente (Belgium)

Symphonic Orchestra Zuiderkempen (Belgium)

Tapiola Youth Orchestra (Sweden)

Tees Valley Symphony Orchestra & Choir (Uk)

Texas Youth Orchestra (Usa)

The Amsterdam Orchestra

The Leuven University Choir (Gelgium)

The Singing Strings (Prince Edward Island, Canada)

The Student Symphony Orchestra of The Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatoire (Kazakistan)

The Youth Philharmony of Nish - Naissus (Serbia)

The Youth Symphony of Kansas City (Usa)

The Youth Symphony Orchestra Bern Conservatory (Switzerland)

TIYO - Tuscan International Youth Orchestra (International) 

Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra (Canada)

University of Kentucky Women's Chorus (Uk)

Upper Austria Youth Symphonia(Austria)

Viotta Youth Orchestra (The Nederlands)

Vuurvogel Jeugdorkest (The Nederlands)

Welb Youth Orchestra (Ireland)

West Island Youth Symphony (Canada)

Wien Gifu Choir (Japan)

Wiltshire and Swindon Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Wind Orchestra Ìzur Alten Lindeî (Belgium)

Winterthur Youth Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland)

Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra (Uk)

Yorkshire Youth Choir (Uk)

Youth And Music Orchestra Of Antwerp (Belgium)

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