ESYO Conductors“Hoc opus hic labor est”


Internationally esteemed violinist and conductor, Maestro Igor Coretti-Kuret is particularly appreciated for his ability to teach music and communicate with young musicians.
He is the founder of ESYO, the European Spirit of Youth Orchestra, of which he now is Chief Conductor and Artistic Director.

He teaches violin and ensemble music in courses and seminars all over Europe.
From 2010 to 2013 he teached at the Kosta Manojlovic Conservatory of Music in Belgrade. In 2013 he was guest conductor of the "Moldova" Philharmonic Orchestra in Iași (Romania). He was granted the CEI Medal of Honour for his commitment and his results with the CEI Youth Orchestra.

M° Igor Coretti-Kuret was born in Trieste in 1958 and started playing violin when he was six.
He studied at the Conservatories of Music in Lubiana and in Trieste, and he was awarded a diploma in violin at the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory, in Trieste.
After his graduation, he took part to Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (Italian Youth Orchestra), in a production with M° Riccardo Muti.

He later studied in Hannover under the guide of M° Friedrich von Hausegger, who recognised his talent not only as a musician, but as a teacher, too, and encouraged him to join the European String Teacher Association.
In 1988 in Manchester, M° Igor Coretti-Kuret met Lord Yehudi Menuhin, who at that time was the president of the ESTA, to whom he talked about his project of a multicultural European orchestra gathering most talented young musicians, and received his approval. The foundation of ESYO was laid.

In the summer of 1989, while the Berlin wall was still standing, M° Coretti-Kuret organised his first music school for young musicians from different European countries, who later formed what was known as CEI Youth Orchestra and eventually evolved into ESYO.


Awarded of the most important prizes and honours, world-famous director and musician, M° Riccardo Muti is also famous for his civic conscience, which led him to engage in many artistic projects with a social purpose.

He has been the Music Director of world important institutions, among which the "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”, the London Philharmonia, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
He conducted the most famous orchestras of the world, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Orchestre National de France, the New York Philharmonic, and obviously the Vienna Philharmonic, which he first conducted in 1971 at the Salzburg Festival, when the same Herbert von Karajan invited him to, and four times in the prestigious New Year's Concert in Vienna, which he is going to conduct for the fifth time on January 1st 2018.

At the present time he is the Music Director of the the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and of the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra, an orchestra that he founded in 2004 and that is composed by young talented musicians selected all over Italy among the best ones, in order to provide them with an artistic and professional experience that can help them join the best orchestras of the world.

To this end, M° Riccardo Muti is also guest conductor of the European Spirit of Youth Orchestra.

Read more on M° Riccardo Muti’s life and career on:




The best young musicians from all over Europe gathered and trained together to stregthen and promote European culture and identity through music.




Uto Ughi, Giovanni Angeleri, Miha Pogacnik, Erno Kallai, Irena Josifovska, Bogdan Sydorenko and Paolo Rumiz: these are some of the artist that cooperates with ESYO’s young talents




Check all our tour dates and locations. A show with the famous Paolo Rumiz accompanied by the ESYO orchestra.

Main Partners





Alternanza scuola lavoro

Useful links

EUROPEAN SPIRIT OF YOUTH ORCHESTRA (ESYO) supports the bid of the town of TRIESTE to host ESOF 2020 http://www.esof.eu/

Private Area


ESYO c/o Associazione culturale "SCUOLA PER GIOVANI MUSICISTI"
I - 34142 TRIESTE / Via dell'Eremo 123


: +39 040370478
: +39 3355416992
: info@esyo.eu

This website uses cookies to give the best user experience. Check our cookie policy ×
Conductors, Igor Coretti Kuret, Ruccardo Muti :: ESYO