Summer 2023

"Nordic DNA" – Programmatically, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany is heading to the far north in the summer of 2023. For the commissioned composition for accordion and orchestra by the American-Swedish composer Daniel Nelson, the young musicians will receive support from the Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis, who is celebrated worldwide with his "magic bag of tricks". In addition to Richard Strauss' "Don Juan" op. 20, two works by Finnish composers are on the programme: Jean Sibelius' last completed Symphony No. 7 and Esa-Pekka Salonen's "Helix" for Orchestra, which is designed as a spiral and nine-minute accelerando. The musical direction will be taken over by Clemens Schuldt, former violinist of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany, scholarship holder of the Forum Dirigieren (2011 to 2014) and former chief conductor of the Münchener Kammerorchester.




Richard Strauss: „Don Juan“ op. 20

Daniel Nelson: Commissioned composition for accordion and orchestra

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 7

Esa-Pekka Salonen: „Helix“ for Orchestra


Martynas Levickis (Accordion)

National Youth Orchestra of Germany

Clemens Schuldt (Conductor)


21 July: Detmold – Konzerthaus

23 July: Toblach (IT) – Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel

25 to 29 July: Romania and Republic of Moldova Tour

03 August: Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niendorf (auf Poel) – Gutsscheune

04 August: Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Ulrichshusen – Festspielscheune

05 August: Young Euro Classic, Berlin

Berlin Philharmoniker Bundesministerium Wdr3 Daimler DOV GVL Freude.