"The expressions on the children's faces were so moving, I will remember the day for the rest of my life. The whole orchestra and I unanimously agree that [Toy Symphony] is one of the most important things we have ever done, and that we will now commit more and more of our time, energy and budget to forwarding the agenda of introducing music to the next generations."
- Kent Nagano, conductor, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

 "The whole Toy Symphony was really interesting, innovative, and great fun. Working with the children, performing with them...It was a powerful experience for the kids but for me as well. It's an amazing feeling to achieve something this rich in such a short time."
- Judith Hoch, workshop leader, Toy Symphony Berlin

 "Toy Symphony was an important experience for me, and gave me new confidence in my abilities."
- Annina, 10 years old, workshop participant

 "With Hyperscore I learned that everybody, even kids, can make music."
- Daniel Weschke, 9 years old, workshop participant

 "It was amazing that I could compose a whole piece without using musical notation."
- Igor Quakatz, 10 years old, workshop participant

 "I had a very special collaboration and communication with my workshop partner."
- Lukas v. Below, 9 years old, workshop participant

 "I thought that it would be boring, but it was a lot of fun."
- Katharina, 8 years old, workshop participant


On February 24, 2002, Toy Symphony received a highly successful European preview with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in Berlin under Conductor Kent Nagano with guest Hyperviolin soloist Cora Venus Lunny. Scores of children throughout Berlin participated in school events and Toy Symphony workshops - excelling as performers and composers, and the sold out Open House and Concert created great buzz in Berlin through extensive print, radio, and television coverage both before and afterwards. An exciting pre-launch for the project. Next stop: World Premiere in Dublin on April 9th.