NYO Inspire Ensembles have returned to Liverpool for the fifth consecutive year! 360 teenage state educated or home-schooled or Black and minority ethnic (BME) musicians from every region of the UK – from Scotland and Northern Ireland to Wales and Cornwall – came together over the course of nine days to explore ensemble playing and challenging orchestral repertoire, learning a total of 20 pieces.
From 15 to 23 February, passionate teenage musicians from across the country, have explored immersive music-making experiences alongside NYO musicians and participated in rehearsals in instrument groups or sections, technique and Creative Collective sessions led by our brilliant team of tutors as well as NYO musicians. Under these three-day residencies, musicians were able to embrace musical growth, share their skills and learn from each other, improvise and discover techniques which will allow them to take their musicianship to the next level.
Each residency culminated in a sharing performance for family and friends, showcasing the brilliant musical progress and collaboration achieved after just three days’ hard work. These nine energy-filled days of NYO Inspire Ensembles have shown us what is possible when young people are given the opportunity to learn and totally commit themselves in music.
A huge thank you to the Notre Dame Catholic College and our partners the Resonate Music Hub, who share our vision of investing in the future leaders of orchestral music and have made our project possible for another year.
A special thanks to all the parents, music hubs/organisations, and teachers who have supported these teenage musicians on their musical journeys.
Do you want to spend a day in workshops, and develop your ensemble playing skills alongside NYO musicians?
If you are, or you know, a committed teenage musician who needs access to further orchestral opportunities and plays at Grade 6-8 (or equivalent), join us on an NYO Inspire Day and take your playing to the next level!
Apply here: nyo.org.uk/inspire - it’s free!