Peace International Youth Orchestra
The Peace International Youth Orchestra (PIYO) debuted at the United Nations International Day of Peace Ceremony in Hong Kong in September 2014.
PIYO consists of a collection of outstanding young musicians who are selected from various schools across Hong Kong. PIF recruits a number of musicians every year.
PIYO serves as an avenue for musicians to apply their love for music to the advancement of lasting universal peace by focusing their creative energy towards this ideal.
PIYO enables members to:
– Take part in local performances on various public occasions, such as the Hong Kong Peace Festival;
– Participate in overseas summer and winter tours to promote the culture of peace through music;
– Gain first-hand insight into orchestral management and performance organisation; and
– Work alongside internationally renowned artists.
Peace Camps and Concert Tours
SPCs, PIYO and PIYC plan to organise two major trips every year during the summer and winter school holidays. These overseas peace camps and concert tours will become part of their annual programme to promote the culture of peace with the youth of the cities that they visit.
The student participants will not only gain and share knowledge on peace-related issues, but also become a united force in peace development and social change.
They will acquire knowledge and skills in a multi-cultural setting, while on tour, which will place them in good stead to become leaders in their own communities and beyond.
The tour’s purpose is to:
– Learn from global peace organisations and exchange information and ideas on peace;
– Further promote the culture of peace between Eastern and Western nations;
– Develop an international forum to start a dialogue on peace issues and foster global friendship and networks;
-Hold cultural exchange meetings with local students and give joint performances;
– Meet and discuss with charities involved in peace activities for young people; and
– Create opportunities to work on peace initiatives with overseas organisations in the near future.