The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers

NYO exists to give thrilling experiences of orchestral music to teenage musicians and audiences who need them most. We believe in the unlimited potential of teenagers and as the future of orchestral music, our musicians are powerful advocates. By harnessing the power of peer inspiration, we target those with the greatest musical commitment and cultural need, enriching the lives of 10,000 young people every year through live performances, and activity in our NYO Inspire and NYO Open programmes.


Support Us

NYO relies on voluntary donations for more than 70% of its income. Whether you’re an individual, trust, corporate or legacy supporter, we invite you to join our passionate community of music-lovers committed to securing the musicians and audiences of tomorrow.



NYO works with a passionate community of partners who nominate musicians to take part in NYO Inspire activity. Explore the organisations who share our vision for connecting young people with transformative musical experiences.


Since 1948, NYO has nurtured the ambitions of over 5,000 musicians, including many of today’s finest musicians around the globe, and we have a vibrant alumni community.


Meet our outstanding team of world class tutors, ambassadors, expert governors, and dedicated management team. Together we’re building the future of orchestral music.


Support & Safety

NYO is a friendly place where everybody is supported and safe, and we are committed to maintaining an environment in which the welfare of our young musicians. 


Need to talk to us? We encourage you to get in touch with us at any point if you are not happy about something. 

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