NYO news


the start of our Summer Tour
Our violinist Stuart talks about what he's looking forward to

NYO launching it's summer tour at Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Hi! I’m Stuart Bramwell and I play in the first violins in NYO. Having just performed a stunning concert at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall, we now look forward to our concerts in Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the BBC Proms. The concert tour so far has been amazing, and our sell out concert at Snape Maltings was a great start to our chain of performances. 


The days are exhausting on tour with long journeys to reach venues, plus rehearsals, before having to deliver a masterful concert in the evening. Nevertheless, we always pull it off, and in marvellous fashion too.

Here we are rehearsing with conductor Ed Gardner at Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Our new work Gravitational Waves by Iris ter Schiphorst incorporates some interesting elements.

The highlight of the tour for most of us will be our BBC Prom in the Royal Albert Hall, which will be live streamed and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. As a first timer, I can’t begin to imagine the adrenaline rush I’ll get when I walk onto that stage for the first time, not to mention my excitement. 


Unlike most years, we’ll continue the music-making after the concert tour, as we have a recording to look forward to with Chandos which will be an incredible close to my first and final year in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. 

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