The Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
The Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (YIPO) is Israel’s national youth orchestra, comprising 100 of Israel’s most talented young players of orchestral instruments between the ages of 14 and 18. The JMC is convinced that outstanding young musicians from throughout the country should have a chance to come together to interact with their musical peers and experience music making at the highest level and, irrespective of their place of residence or financial means.
Twice a year, during school holidays, the YIPO brings its participants together to rehearse challenging symphonic repertoire, exposing them to works that are not a regular part of their day-to-day musical experiences The orchestra hosts renowned conductors from throughout the world to conduct the orchestra’s rehearsals and concerts, working alongside top Israeli instrumentalists who assist in the orchestra’s preparations through sections rehearsals. The YIPO instills in its participants discipline and musical together with the musical experiences that shape their development and accompany them for years to come. Over years in the orchestra, YIPO members study approximately 20 symphonic works, working constantly with conductors and instrumentalists from Israel and abroad. The vast majority of the orchestra’s graduates continue their musical career and attend higher education (undergraduate and graduate degrees) in music. Most of them go on to take up prominent positions in the Israel Philharmonic and other orchestras in Israel and abroad.
The YIPO concerts that take place in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa draws each year an audience of Thousands of listeners. The orchestra’s concerts are recorded and broadcasted by KAN.