The EDETA Youth Orchestra Festival is a vibrant and exciting new music event held in the stunning Valencia region of Spain. This festival will bring together talented young musicians to participate in an unforgettable week of musical performances, clinics, and cultural exchange. The festival is a celebration of the power of music to unite people from different backgrounds and cultures, and to inspire creativity and excellence in young people. With its beautiful venues, world-class musicians, and vibrant atmosphere, the EDETA International Youth Orchestra Festival is a must-see event for anyone who loves music and wants to experience the cultural richness of the Valencia region.
Festival events will occur in the Valencia Region that comprises three provinces: Valencia, Alicante, and Castellón, and is known for its culture and many exciting festivals. Valencia Province is bordered by Castellón to the north and Alicante to the south, with Valencia City as its capital, also the capital of Valencia Region. Valencia City is known for its attractions and gastronomy. Be sure not to miss the City of Arts and Sciences, Mercado Central, Fallas festival, and dishes like paella, fideuà, and horchata!
Continuing a long tradition of music-making that stretches back to Roman times, the Edeta International Youth Orchestra Festival is excited to invite Youth Orchestras to come to the Valencia region for its inaugural Festival in 2025.
“Edeta” is the ancient name for the Roman town located in what is now known as Llíria, Valencia, Spain, the home of the Festival. Founded in the 2nd century BC, it was strategically located on the river Turia and known for its wine and olive oil production. Edeta flourished during the Roman period but was largely abandoned in the 3rd century AD.
Today, the archaeological site of Edeta / Llíria is open to visitors, displaying the remains of Roman villas, public buildings, and artifacts from the Roman period.
Music is an essential part of the Llirian identity and the feature for which the city is nationally and internationally recognized. This amazing little town is one of Spain’s municipalities with the highest percentage of citizens with musical studies. It is fitting to have the UNESCO Creative City of Music designation.