World Federation of Amateur Orchestras

Connecting orchestras worldwide



“Connecting people through music”February 22nd-23rd 2020 Adult amateur musicians from a score of countries and citieswill gather at St Agnes’ Community Centre for Music & the Arts, Armagh Rd, Crumlin, on Saturday February 22nd and Sunday February 23rd including musicians from Singapore, Scotland, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England, the United States […]

Merry Musical Christmas

The board of the World Federation of Amateur Orchestra wish all our members, orchestra friends and partners around the world a merry Christmas and a happy new year! 2019 has been eventful, with a fruitful conference in Singapore in March, […]

Tokyo 2020

JAO, NPO-WFAO and WFAO are happy to announce the Tokyo 2020. From June 4 to 7 the World Amateur Festival Orchestra, the World Amateur Orchestra Forum and the World Amateur Orchestra Leaders Conference will be held, in the Tokyo Metropolitan […]


The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras supports the initiative from the European Music Council that culture must be a visible and central part of the new European Commision. On 10 September, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her […]

Honorary Chairperson

At the General Assembly of WFAO, Alex Van Beveren of Belgium stepped down as chairperson. Since 1991, he has been essential in the development of the World Federation of Amateur Orchestras, working day and night to expand the network of […]

Security breach

Dear all, Unfortunately, the website of The World Federation of Amateur Orchestras has been struck by a security breach lately. After an extensive search, in the end we had to completely remake our websites. In the coming days, we will […]

Singapore 2019

We are welcoming members and other interested representatives of amateur and youth orchestra music making worldwide to our conference and general assembly, March 15 to 17, in Singapore! The conference is co-organized by the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, and supported […]