Welcome To The national
youth orchestra of great britain


The world's greatest orchestra of teenagers  

 the City Birmingham 

If you are aged 13-18, play at Grade 8 distinction or equivalent and totally committed to music...      
The world's greatest orchestra of teenagers needs you!

A Five Star Fiesta: Spring Tour Success  

★★★★★ ‘A five-star fiesta of energy and talent’
The Guardian

Listen to the broadcast of our spring concert featuring BBC Young Musician Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Shostakovich on BBC iPlayer.


Catch up on the latest NYO news.



'an unrestrained joy in the act of making music.'

★ ★ ★ ★
Financial Times

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Sights and sounds of NYO.


From the concert hall

Watch our first-ever live stream recording direct from the Royal Festival Hall 

An invitation to be inspired

An invitation to you

From £5 tickets to NYO Inspire Days, find out how you can take part



Past, Present, Future

Find out how NYO has
supported and inspired
young musicians since 1948

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