ESOF '22 - Toulouse

European Student Orchestra Festival

Toulouse – France

30/06/2022 – 03/07/2022


After a forced break during the pandemic, we are back with a new festival, this time in Toulouse, from 30/06/2022 to 03/07/2022!   This edition will be held in close collaboration with the ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE ÉTUDIANT DE TOULOUSE and the City of Toulouse. We are delighted to see the continuation of the festival in different European countries. Stay tuned for more information.

Welcome to Toulouse!

From 30/06/2022 to 03/07/2022, 9 student orchestras will gather in Toulouse, France to participate in the fifth symphonic edition of this Festival.

For four days you rehearse, perform, dance, party together with like-minded students. For four days you will get the chance to eat, breathe and live classical music. Toulouse will be the stage of this exciting week. When not rehearsing or listening to a concert, you will have more than enough time to discover Toulouse, learn about the city history and experience its famous night-life.

We are looking forward to see you here!

Next to the Orchestre Symphonique Étudiant de Toulouse acting as host, the following orchestras will participate:

  • Aarau (Switzerland) ASTOR
  • Amsterdam (The Netherlands) Universiteit van Amsterdam Sweelinckorkest
  • Coimbra (Portugal) Orquestra Académica da Universidade de Coimbra
  • Genève (Switzerland) Orchestre de l’UNIGE
  • Leipzig (Allemagne) Leipziger Universitätsorchester
  • Leuven (Belgium) Universitair Symfonisch Orkest Leuven
  • Strasbourg (France) Orchestre Universitaire de Strasbourg
  • Zurich (Switzerland) Akademisches Orchester Zürich (AOZ)

Arrangements and Activities

Of course, we will arrange a place to sleep, to eat, and most importantly to practice. All orchestras will perform a concert. But there is more to life than practice and sleep, and we will offer social and cultural activities to get to know the city and the other students participating – after all this is about music, but also about getting to know other students from different places.


Maximum 185 euro per person*

*A deposit of 10 persons will be due upon registration. The price may be lowered in the coming months if we can optimize the budget.


  • Four nights in youth hostel/hotel (room distribution according to availability)

  • Full board

  • Access to all ESOF concerts

  • Access to all group planned activities

  • Use of rehearsal room and concert hall (for dress rehearsal and concert)

Does not include:

  • Transportation to and from Toulouse


In case of cancellation by the Participant, OSET reserves the right to reimburse the amounts paid only if it does not jeopardise its own financial interests as the result of commitments towards third parties. In any event, OSET shall not reimburse any amounts in case the Participant cancels less than 90 calendar days before the start date of the Event.

Concert requirements and logistics:

  • Max 45 minutes of music

  • No solo concerto

  • ESOF will provide a basic set of large percussion instruments

  • ESOF will provide music stands and chairs

  • Double basses will be available for rent


  • One rehearsal and a dress rehearsal in the concert hall will be foreseen

  • ESOF will provide a basic set of large percussion instruments

  • ESOF will provide music stands and chairs

  • Double basses will be available for rent

Mathilde Liffraud
General coordination and partnerships

Laurent Henry
General coordination and partnerships

Alice Peyraud
OSET president – communication

If you have any questions regarding the festival or the application procedure, don’t hesitate to contact us at toulouse2022[@]

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