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

Conductor 2014: Jac van Steen

As the first national youth orchestra in the world, the NYOW has 65 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.

2014 Summer Residency & Concert Tour

Conductor: Jac van Steen

Course Dates: 22 July - 3 August

Chris Painter - Bugles Sang (New Commission)
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra

30 July - St Davids Cathedral (Fishguard Festival)
1 August - Sage Gatehead
2 August - St Asaph Cathedral
3 August - St David's Hall, Cardiff

NYOW Young Composers Residency 2014:

Pre-Residency Workshop: 28 & 29 June 2014
Residency Dates: 22 July – 4 August 2014

NYOW Entry Requirements for 2015

NYOW Application Form 2015
NYOW Audition Information
Audition Tips


Matthew Jones/Alex James at NYOW office 029 2026 5197

Related Links

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