Tutti Youth Music Festival – Beijing 2021

Beijing is waiting to welcome you to the Tutti Youth Music Festival in 2021.  This festival is a unique encounter where young musicians don’t compete but collaborate on great musical experiences.


As well as performance opportunities for each participating group, everyone will be part of a combined ensemble. Choir, orchestra, band and percussion will rehearse together then perform the results of their hard work in the final concert.

Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

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Tutti Youth Festival
Tutti Youth Festival

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Singing on the Great Wall of China
Singing on the Great Wall of China

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Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

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2 – 11 July 2021



Beijing, China


  • Collaborative music-making

  • Non-competitive performances

  • Amazing people

  • Incredible places

  • Fabulous food

  • Lasting friendships


Tutti is all about doing things together! Each day at breakfast, the stage is open for 
groups to perform for one another.

The acclaimed faculty gives recitals and everyone presents ‘flashmobs’ at iconic places like the Great Wall of China.

You will have deep cultural encounters during your visit to Beijing. Sample a variety of local cuisines and see traditional musicians and artisans at work. Why not try your hand at bargaining with traders in the Silk Markets?

You will have endless photo opportunities at places of world renown. Imagine yourself at the 2008 Olympic Games site, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Summer Palace.

The tutti youth music festival Beijing 2021 will be an exciting 10-day event for school-age musicians and singers from around the world. It will provide the opportunity to enhance and showcase their talents in a non-competitive, celebratory learning environment and through their love of music to reach out and build friendships across the cultural diversity of the world.


Woven throughout Tutti is a cultural exposure program that takes in all the significant historical venues around Beijing. Tutti is fortunate to have a stellar faculty who will spend the week working with groups in masterclasses and concert rehearsals.    Tutti welcomes participation from: 

  • Orchestras 

  • String orchestras/ensembles

  • Chamber ensembles

  • Symphonic wind bands

  • Brass ensembles 

  • Jazz ensembles 

  • Percussion ensembles

  • Choral groups- male, female, mixed

  • Photography and media students

  • Cultural tourists

  • Language students (Mandarin)


Overall, it is 10 days of superb music education plus cultural exposure to a land where an ancient heartbeat inside a modernising country.


The music programme typically includes:


  • 5 masterclasses approximately 3.5-4 hours each. Masterclasses include a number of sections: individual discipline, working with guest conductors, tutti ensemble work.

  • A concert rehearsal followed by a performance of your own chosen repertoire in a formal concert setting for fellow attendees.

  • One other peer concert as an audience member.

  • Combined performance with a guest Chinese High School.

  • Other informal performance opportunities: “toast ‘n tunes” breakfast-time performances, “flash mobs” when exploring Beijing.

  • Faculty performances at Welcome Banquet.

  • “Midday Melodies” Faculty lunchtime recitals.

  • “Tutti Festival!” featuring performances by:

    • tutti combined ensembles.

    • Faculty plus invited musicians.

    • Guest Chinese musicians and ensembles.

    • Traditional Chinese cultural artists.

  • “Bye-bye Beijing” final night Concert featuring student performances in any genre.

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