Pannon Youth Orchestra EINKLANG

An orchestral peace project of the European youth

The Pannon Youth Orchestra was founded in 2015 and after the first successful three years of the project it was designed for another three years.

In today’s time of global social upheaval, we want to teach young musicians not only musical skills but also appreciative togetherness. To this end, extensive cooperation has been established with partner music institutions in neighboring EU countries. Burgenland, as the youngest Austrian province with its close ties to Hungarian and Slavic culture, represents a special link.

Since the first year of the project, project leader Katarina Budimaier has been working with all participants on the topics of interculturality, personality and harmony in individual work and in teams. The goal is to develop a healthy mental attitude for oneself, to discover one’s own uniqueness for oneself in order to be able to see and appreciate it in others, to perceive similarities and differences and to deal with them ethically. In addition to the diverse artistic program, the following topics were addressed in the area of interculturality and personality development during the first three years of the project:


„Interculturality – what’s it to me?“; group and individual exercises on European identity, value systems and environment, cooperation and team dynamics, different training systems.


Visions and further development of the project, cooperations with partner institutions.

Mutual appreciation and roles in the team


„KulturWandel – I as a musician and culture bearer in my home country“.

From 2018 to 2020, a large (inter)cultural arc will be spanned: Slavic, Hungarian and Austrian culture and music, Roma culture and their music, and non-European traditions.

EINKLANG orchestra members currently attend higher music schools, conservatories and music universities and come from Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia and Austria. The musical and personality-building insights gained are to be passed on to young people as ambassadors of a musical culture of peace in their home countries. Music as a cross-border language is an ideal medium for dealing with cultural identity and tradition.


„The individual and intercultural togetherness“.

Culture change with team building and vocation, similarities and differences, Slavic soul vs. Austrian soul


Austrian, Hungarian and Roma music, interculturality

ARTist Development Program & interCULTURAL Competence: Cooperation and Communication | Self- and Stress Management