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EU youth orchestra to quit UK for Italy over Brexit

‘You can’t ask for EU funding and then not be in the EU,’ says chief executive of orchestra established in London in 1976
Orchestral manoeuvre … the European Union Youth Orchestra will relocate to Ferrara and Rome. Photograph: Peter Adamik

Brexit has forced the departure of the European Union Youth Orchestra from its UK headquarters to Italy, it has been announced.

The orchestra was established in London in 1976 but the British vote to leave meant it had to come up with a plan for a future outside the UK.

“It makes absolutely no sense for the office not to be in the EU,” said

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