"These young Welsh players possess dedication,
technical superiority and attention to detail"
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
- 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 31/08/2015
Matthew Jones/Alex James at NYOW office 029 2026 5197 firstname.lastname@example.org