"NYO is just awesome. All of it. The people, the concerts, the passion and the joy and excitement of the courses."
Lawrence,  NYO Musician

 

 

 

For the first time in our history, we have taken the decision not to audition a new orchestra for 2021, and will carry forward the musicians in this year’s orchestra. 
Every year we meet almost a thousand orchestral hopefuls, and we know hundreds of you who have been working so hard to gain a place in the orchestra will feel shortchanged.

 

We're so sorry if anyone feels like this, and we want to make a promise to you: this isn't the end of your musical journey with us. You must tell us who you are, so we can stay in touch with you this year: we want to work with every single teenager who set their sights on NYO 2021, and find a way of making music together physically and digitally. We don't know what this looks like yet, but we want to make sure we reach wider than we ever have before, to make music with all of you. Please share your details with us so we can stay in touch.

 

We know a lot of you will have questions, and we hope you find the answers you need in this page.

 

We catch up with NYO Musicians and ask them about their journey to NYO. 

 

My NYO Journey

‘NYO will really change your life’ –

Yuma, clarinet 

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My NYO Journey

‘I look forward to every course, and I come

back buzzing’ – Thea, double bass

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My NYO Journey

‘My audition was really welcoming, you’re

there to do your best’ – Harrison, horn

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My NYO Journey

‘As a composer I’ve grown so much through

being in NYO’ – Freya, composer

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