In November 2008, five representatives of the GTYO played in Rotterdam during a Forum organised by the Club de Madrid under the name: “Leadership for shared societies: building a world safe for difference”. Heads of States and Governments from over 50 countries participated in this event where Bill Clinton attended the last day of the Forum when the GTYO musicians performed. The programme included Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major K 58 Allegretto con Variation, Skalkottas’ Selection of Greek Dances and Erkin’s Turkish Dances.

The Greek Turkish Quintet, just like the Greek Turkish Youth Orchestra was created to foster dialog, communication, and friendship between young musicians.