Programme Changes due to the Pandemic at Young Euro Classic 2021

The pandemic situation keeps changing rapidly and dynamically, making it impossible for some orchestras to travel to Berlin. We therefore inform you of several programme changes caused by the pandemic:

August 2 – Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa
August 3 – Joven Orquesta Nacional de España
August 12 – Chelyabinsk Symphony Orchestra

We are delighted to offer you high-carat alternatives for these orchestras, whose travel has been prevented by the high incidence rates in their countries: Ensemble Mini (Aug. 2) makes great scores resound with small forces, together with the celebrated soprano Marlis Petersen; the c/o chamber orchestra (Aug. 3) treads pre-symphonic paths with Britten and Brahms, and the Russian-German Music Academy (Aug. 12) brings a Russian flavour to the programme, and even a German premiere. All tickets for these evenings remain valid.

Thank you for your understanding!

Safe Concertgoing at Young Euro Classic

Only a few days until Young Euro Classic 2021 starts!
Of course, the safety of our visitors, artist and staff is our top priority.
Therefore, we ask you to note our Security Advisory and the distancing and hygiene rules before you attend the Konzerthaus Berlin or the open air broadcasts, in order to protect yourself and others from a coronavirus infection.
To ensure admissions without delays or problems, please bring the following.

Konzerthaus Berlin:

  • Your printed ticket
  • A printed, personalized, negative antigen test (PoC) or PCR test which must not be older than 24 hours
  • Or Proof of vaccination that shows that you have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days
  • If you had coronavirus within the past six months and your infection was at least 28 days ago, we will accept a doctor’s certificate to this effect
  • Valid picture ID
  • Inside the Konzerthaus, you are obliged to wear an FFP2 facemask without a valve

Open Air:

  • Your printed ticket
  • Valid picture ID
  • A surgical mask

Click here for our Security Advisory.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Your Young Euro Classic Team

Experience Young Euro Classic in a new way

Sure, in 2021 the pandemic once again dictates the framework. But we don’t like to be restricted – especially when access to fantastic youth orchestras is at stake. So we have taken a hard look at the current realities and found new possibilities.

You can look forward to these new dimensions of Young Euro Classic:

We are delighted to be able to share these innovations with you, and look forward to a festival unlike any we have seen!

Let’s have a ball.

Young Euro Classic – playing differently in 2020? We are working on alternatives!

Now we know for certain: Young Euro Classic will not take place this summer in its usual form. We deeply regret this.

However, we are working on an alternate programme starting on August 1, offering hard-hit musicians a perspective and our audience a cause for joyful anticipation. Youth, music and Europe still stand for hopefulness for the future – and we can all use some of that these days.

Therefore, we are working with the authorities and the Konzerthaus to ascertain whether and under which conditions concerts might be implemented. Developing a new programme will take some time yet. Therefore, the festival kindly asks all its audience members, all its friends for their patience and support.

For tickets already purchased, concertgoers may receive a refund or a credit, or they may donate the value of the tickets. By accepting a credit or donating the value of the tickets, you support our attempts to develop an alternate programme and the planning of next season. We would be delighted if you were to choose one of these options. For reasons of data protection, as a festival we do not have access to the customer data of Ticketmaster and the Konzerthaus ticket office. Therefore, please send us an email by May 15 to informing us if you would like a credit or to donate your tickets. This will also enable us to write to you personally once we offer a new and alternate programme.

If you wish to return your tickets, please note the following: all customers who purchased their tickets online via Ticketmaster or the Konzerthaus will be contacted directly by these companies with information on what to do for a return and refund of tickets. Unfortunately, we must ask all those who purchased their tickets via other ticket sales points to contact those sales points directly by email and ask for a refund.

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Thank you for your faith in the festival even in these difficult times.

We will keep you posted.

Postponed to 2021: Baltic Sea Philharmonic & Kristjan Järvi on March 15, 2021

“Midnight Sun” stands for the inspiring and mystical nature of the north, for cool sounds and an innovative concert experience. The musicians of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and Kristjan Järvi were looking forward greatly to the event which now cannot take place as scheduled on June 23, 2020 at Berlin’s Philharmonie. Fortunately, the concert presenter, the Baltic Sea Music Education Foundation, has been able to negotiate a substitute date. We are pleased to be able to announce to you at this early point that the “Midnight Sun” concert will be performed on March 15, 2021 at 8:30 pm at the Philharmonie in Berlin. Tickets purchased for June 23, 2020 will remain valid!

Of course you also have the option of a full refund for the price of the concert tickets. The vendor Ticketmaster will be in touch with all customers in this regard.

However, you also have the option to donate the price of the tickets to the Baltic Sea Philharmonic. You will see this option during the refund process. Your donation supports innovative digital projects currently under development, in an attempt to offer musicians a perspective during this time.

After all, their enthusiasm and creativity already are boundless: more than 100 musicians of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic have recently recorded excerpts from Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 (“Leningrad”) on video at home, within only a few days. The result is the wonderful project “Music for Peace” which you can view on Facebook or YouTube. A beautiful message of solidarity and optimism which will hopefully reach many people digitally.

We are grateful for your understanding and hope to welcome you to the “Midnight Sun” concert in March 2021. Tickets are available via

Rescheduling: Le Concert Olympique on April 27, 2020

We regret that the concert scheduled for April 27, 2020 has to be cancelled. Due to current restrictions on cultural venues for the protection of public health, unfortunately there was no other option. But we still have good news: There will be another performance this autumn, on October 7, 2020 and all tickets already bought remain valid!

Not only will Le Concert Olympique perform von Joneleit’s “sinfonia x“ und Schubert’s “The Unfinished“ as originally planned, the wonderful pianist Claire Huangci will join the orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 under the baton of Jan Caeyers. The rescheduled event will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Le Concert Olympique. Isn’t this something to look forward to?

Those who wish to claim a refund for their tickets can do so via the phone hotline, which can be reached by calling +49 30-47997474 or via e-mail: We urge you to consider showing your solidarity with the orchestra by keeping your ticket: due to the coronavirus, their concerts have been cancelled and the musicians face existential crises.

Thank you for understanding! We hope to see you in October.



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