The 19th European Youth Brass Band will be gathering in Malmö 29 April to 7 May 2023.
The planning is in full swing. Read more about the beautiful venue, the excellent conductor and the plans for the band.

Players from all member countries
All the delegates, from the 15 countries represented in EBBA, are in these days nominating the players to be part of the EYBB 2023. By 1 December all delegates are requested to select three of their most talented young brass players to participate in the EYBB 2023.

After 1 December, EBBAs music commission will go through the nomination list and listen to the audition videos and create the European Youth Brass Band for 2023.

The EYBB is a great opportunity for talented young brass players to play and develop together at a European level for one week and perform as a full brass band on various occasions during the European Brass Band Championships 2023 – including the European Soloist Competition concert, opening ceremony and the Grand Gala Concert in the main concert and competition venue Malmö Live.

The Musical Director – Per-Otto Johansson

Per-Otto Johansson will be EYBB’s musical director. He was born in Sweden and was fascinated by classical music from an early age. He started his training with the Navy Orchestra in Karlskrona. Johansson then studied at the Malmö Academy of Music. In 2003 he graduated from the conducting class of Prof. Michel Tabachnik at the Royal Danish Conservatory. During his studies Johansson also took master classes with the renowned Kurt Sanderling, Pierre Boulez, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Manfred Honeck.

Per-Otto Johansson has conducted the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (the national orchestra of Sweden) and worked as well with the symphony orchestras of Malmö, Norrköping and Gävle in Sweden. He has also conducted almost all orchestras in Denmark, like Copenhagen Philharmonic and Odense Symphony Orchestra and is a regular guest of orchestras in The Netherlands.

Höllvikstrand – home of the EYBB 2023

25 kilometers from Malmö’s city center, is the Höllviksstrand hostel and course center located. This is the home of the EYBB for a week during EBBC 2023. It is very close to the beach towards both Öresund and the Baltic Sea and with a wonderful nature in the surroundings. Could you wish for anything more for a successful stay?