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EYSO is a unique group of young musicians in the UAE and the Arab world at large, committed to charitable and
humanitarian efforts and devoted to cultivating the musical talent of youngsters, by creating a cultural and artistic
environment by young talents, for young & adult audiences.
Our Director & Conductor
A Czech National of Syrian origin, Mr. Kudsi began learning violin from his father at the age of seven. He then joined the National Conservatory of Aleppo, Syria to become one of its most promising violinists; thus he was nominated for a full scholarship to continue his music studies in Prague, for which he gave up his studies in Architectural Engineering.
Mr. Kudsi received several local and international awards and certificates of appreciation such as the “Gratis Agit Award Laureates” from the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic in appreciation of supporting Charity and Peace through Classical music.
EYSO has received several awards and certificates of appreciation from Government and private sectors for all the humanitarian, cultural and charitable concerts performed over one decade. Some of these awards are shown below:
2009 TECOM investments Pearl Award
2004 Rashed Pediatric Therapy Center – Dubai
2001 Disney W orld – Magic Music Days – France
2000 Antonio Dvorak Music School – Czech Republic
1999 Medicines Sans Frontiers – Dubai
1998 Dubai Shopping Festival – Dubai
National Conservatory Dubai
The EYSO National Conservatory offers one of the highest standards of musical learning in the Middle East. Some of our students have been accepted to follow their musical studies in the best music institutions around the world, such as the Chetham’s school of music, Conservatoire National Superior de Paris, and Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Our students have always performed equally as well as students from Julliard Music School, and other schools from Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Yerevan, Seoul and other conservatories.
Music is often referred to as an international language able to unitepeople from different backgrounds and cultures and the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra perfectly represents a future generation living in Dubai which is a multi-cultural environment in every sense of the word.
The idea for a young virtuoso’s festival in the Middle East, open to all nationalities, was a natural progression after more than a decade of concerts and performances in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, France and the Czech Republic by this unique group of talented young musicians.
We believe public performances by young musicians contribute to their self-confidence; self-esteem and propels them towards reaching higher standards of musicianship and excellence. However, rehearsals, performances and other activities to keep the children engaged and maintain a high level of interest in performances and classical music requires financial burdens beyond membership fees.