"These young Welsh players possess dedication,
technical superiority and attention to detail"
Conductor 2013: Grant Llewellyn
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.
NYAW Young Strings Programme
The young strings programme is open to all Wales based string players between the ages of 11 and 18 and of Grade 5 standard or above. We will be holding regional string workshops across Wales this autumn and we want to work with as many string players as possible!
North Wales; 19th & 20th October 2013
West Wales; 31st October & 1st November 2013
South Wales; 2nd & 3rd November 2013
Cost: £40 Workshops will be held over a weekend (non-residential) and participants will receive tuition from first class professional musicians whilst learning some fantastic string repertoire.
To take part, please complete this short online application form
Further information regarding the programme can be found here.
If you have any questions, please contact us on 029 2026 5060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Summer Residency & Concert Tour
Conductor: Jac Van Steen
Proposed Dates: 21 July - 3 August
Chris Painter - New Commission tbc
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Strauss - Tod und verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)
- Candidates are accepted for audition on the approval of their county Head of Music Service (or his/her authorised representative or equivalent) and are expected to support music activity at school/college and county level. Where county activity does not exist, the Head of Department in school or college may initially support applications.
- Candidates should normally be of grade VIII standard or currently working towards it having passed grade VII; harp students should be of a minimum grade VI standard.
- Candidates should be 21 years or under on 31/08/2014
Matthew Jones/Alex James at NYOW office 029 2026 5197 email@example.com