THE YOUTH PLUCKING ORCHESTRA
of the country Nord-Rhine/Westphalia
The Youth Plucking Orchestra of the North-Rhine/Westphalia region
is an audition orchestra for the best young mandolin and guitar
play ers from North-Rhine/Westphalia.
The orchestra was created in 1977 and since that time
has provided advanced plucking orchestra education of a high musical
and technical level for young instrument players. The players receive
training from teams of professional lecturers during several instruction
periods throughout the year.
Contemporary music holds a special place in the orchestra’s
repertoire, including numerous premier performances. In addition,
the orchestra performs works of all periods showing their artistry
with unique style and flair.
The orchestra has given concert tours in several countries:
Scotland, Poland, Benelux, Switzerland, Spain and Japan.
The orchestra’s Artistic Director and Conductor since
1994 is Prof. Christian de Witt.