Please help us boost the skills and confidence of young musicians who are currently underrepresented in orchestral music through our brand-new project, NYO Inspire Associates.
Next year, for the first time, we will be inviting a group of very promising teenagers who we have identified through our annual auditions as having huge musical potential but who currently lack opportunities, to join our flagship orchestra. These musicians will be from state schools, or from backgrounds not represented enough in orchestral music.
Known as the NYO Inspire Associates, they will rehearse and perform alongside NYO musicians on residencies and in the concert hall.
‘I try to challenge myself on my own, but I need to be stretched by others who can make sure I’m doing it properly, which is why I need NYO… the NYO audition was the first one I can honestly say I had fun at. They make it so friendly!’ – Morro, 17, Tuba
Our orchestral community is full of passionate musicians, like Morro above, who are standing ready to welcome our NYO Inspire Associates into the fold. With your support, we can open NYO up even further and share musical opportunities with those young musicians on the cusp of musical brilliance.
You can read more about our plans in our latest newsletter here.
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