We are delighted to share the news that Britain’s world class teenage orchestra is for the first time to be funded by Arts Council England as one of its new national Portfolio organisations 2015/18.
On hearing the news Dame Liz Forgan, Chair of National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, said: “We are very grateful for this endorsement from Arts Council England - its support of our work will create opportunities for young people to excel and take ownership of classical music. This announcement allows us to build and expand on the internationally recognised work we do with young musicians and endorses our goal to bring the sound and inspiration of NYO to every teenager in the UK through an ambitious new endeavour to expand our role and relevance.”
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain has an unparalleled tradition for artistic excellence in orchestral performance and a world-class reputation unique among youth arts organisations. Our vision is to be the most inspirational orchestra for young people in the UK and aims to expose every teenager to classical music within the next decade.
Responding to the news Roberto Ruisi, 17 from Edgbaston, Birmingham, Leader of the Orchestra said, “It’s wonderful to see the work of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain being recognised for the first time in Arts Council England’s national artistic Portfolio thereby supporting serious teenage musicians who passionately care about orchestral music.”