National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain comprises musicians aged 13-19 years old from every corner of the UK who play to Grade 8 distinction or equivalent standard, have a passion for orchestral music, a taste for adventure and great team spirit.
If you are aged 13−18, playing (or composing) at Grade 8 distinction level or equivalent, and are totally committed to music… The world's greatest orchestra of teenagers needs you!
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain comprises 164 musicians aged 13-19 years old, from a variety of backgrounds and from every corner of the UK.
We welcome applications from teenage musicians who play to Grade 8 distinction or equivalent standard, have a passion for orchestral music, a taste for adventure and great team spirit.
Being part of NYO is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to work with world-class tutors and conductors, play in the UK's greatest concert halls and forge lifelong friendships.
How do I get involved?
Be part of the National Youth Orchestra in 2019 and breakthrough to the next level of orchestral brilliance, perform the most challenging music with the world's greatest conductors and inspire other teenagers through NYO Inspire.
Auditions are FREE, located across the country, and bursaries are available to cover the full cost of being in NYO, including travel to auditions. The audition experience is positive, friendly and constructive and all auditionees will receive a workshop and written feedback.
Audition candidates will also have the opportunity to become a young music leader and share their skills with other committed teenage musicians through NYO Inspire − offering breakthrough orchestral experiences to teenagers of all backgrounds.
Find out more and apply online...