To take part in its Southern Cone Reunion Tour, YOA Orchestra of the Americas has received 5,000 registrations and 1,500 auditions from musicians in 27 countries. For those who get in, their lives will never be the same.

The 15-concert Nordic-Baltic Legacy Tour promotes cross-cultural exchange among 80 exceptional young musicians from 26 countries of the Americas, and the community of Nordic and Baltic nations. Throughout Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany, YOA musicians demonstrate the Americas-led movement of orchestral training for social development, embodying their roles as youth leaders through interactive performances and workshops.



Gabriela Montero’s most recent release, featuring YOA Orchestra of the Americas and Carlos Miguel Prieto, is an emphatic demonstration of the “total” artist as pianist, composer, and improviser and features Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2, Montero’s own “Ex Patria,” and three free-form improvisations. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “triumphant,” the recording earned Montero and YOA Orchestra of the Americas a Grammy® Award for “Best Classical Album” at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards®.

philip glass

Philip Glass is unquestionably among the most innovative and influential composers of the 20th century. In this collaborative recording with YOA Orchestra of the Americas and Dante Anzolini, postmodern music’s most celebrated and high-profile proponent, his myriad orchestral works, operas, film scores, and dance pieces proved essential to the development of ambient and new age sounds, and his fusions of Western and world musics were among the earliest and most successful global experiments of their kind.

shosty 7

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (Leningrad) featuring YOA Orchestra of the Americas and Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor. Recording location: Live in concert at Teatro Nacional E. Brito, Dominican Republic, 14 July 2014. Mark Gillespie, Executive Producer; Gerardo Tornero, Recording Producer; Ricardo Quintero, Balance Engineer; Felipe García, Assistant Engineer; Petrushka Saenz, Album Design.