Neojiba Orchestra

Peace Orchestra Project

Innovative, inspirational, and a catalyst for change in the world of music and in our society, the Peace Orchestra Project is an inclusive program based on the core values of social and religious integration, using classical music as a vehicle for human development. Founded by young concert pianist and visionary Federico Gad Crema, the main goal of this project is to give a renewed purpose to the symphonic orchestra and to use it as a platform for social transformation, peace, and integration in our society, through the power of music. The orchestra consists of accomplished young musicians between the ages of 18 and 25, from all over the globe, including talents from specific disadvantaged communities, who come together to participate in a life-changing experience.


The humanitarian project Neojiba from Brazil and the prestigious Orchestra Giovanile Italiana are the official partner organizations of the 2023 edition.


Ricardo Castro, brilliant musician and entrepreneur, created NEOJIBA in his Brazilian hometown. The program was founded to promote social development and integration of children and young people, especially those who live in social vulnerability, through collective musical teaching and practice. Since its conception in 2007, orchestras from the program’s twenty-two centers have performed over 1,600 concerts for an estimated 830,000 people in Brazil and around the world. NEOJIBA’s Youth Orchestra became the first Brazilian youth orchestra to ever play in Europe, and since then, they have completed seven international tours, playing more than 300 concerts to a total audience of 480 thousand people.


During its 38 years of educational training, the OGI - Orchestra Giovanile Italiana has made a vital contribution to musical life in Italy. As a result, more than 1,000 former members have joined the ranks of both Italian and foreign prestigious symphony orchestras. Christened by Riccardo Muti, OGI has been invited to some of the most important music venues, and conducted by some of the most prestigious conductors, such as Abbado, Mehta, Noseda and many others.


The orchestra was awarded the “Abbiati Prize” by the National Association of Music Critics, describing the project as the “Best Music Initiative, which since 1984 has trained thousands of professionals making it a true milestone in the development of today’s young musicians”.


Website Orchestra Giovanile Italiana
Website Neojiba


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