National Youth Arts Wales
National Youth Orchestra of Wales
"Utterly inspired performance"
Evening Herald

"These young Welsh players possess dedication,
technical superiority and attention to detail"
Berliner Morgenpost


As the first national youth orchestra in the world, the NYOW has 70 years experience in providing a first-class training experience for Wales’ young musicians and constantly delivers performances that are full of energy and passion. It is a flagship for youth music in Wales.

The NYOW presents concerts in prestigious venues across the UK and abroad, including; St David's Hall (Cardiff), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), NCH (Dublin), The Sage Gateshead, Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt (Berlin), Beethovensaal (Stuttgart), the Salle Erasmus (Strasbourg) and on the Italian island of Ischia. It is frequently invited to perform at prestigious international music festivals including the Three Choirs Festival, Fishguard International Festival and the North Wales International Music Festival.


Applications for Young Composers 2017 are now open!


Following four very successful years, the National Youth Orchestra of Wales will once again run a composers programme as part of this summer’s NYOW residency. Successful applicants will receive tuition in compositional techniques, instrumental writing and analysis of existing repertoire, all delivered by Mark Bowden (former Composer in Residence with BBC NOW).

In addition, composers will have the opportunity to write new music for groups of musicians drawn from within the ranks of the NYOW itself. You will be able to work with some of Wales’ foremost young musicians to develop and rehearse your music before presenting it in three stand-alone performances.

Are you a budding composer aged 13-21? Apply now for a first class experience!

To download the Young Composers 2017 Information Sheet click here

To Apply click here


Contact

Matthew Jones/Alex James at NYOW office 029 2026 5197 nyaw@nyaw.co.uk

Related Links

Friends of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales
National Youth Symphonic Brass Wales