National Youth Arts Wales
National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales
"essentially bright, energetic ... compelling force ... the youngsters' practiced musicianship transcended it all" South Wales Argus

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales (NYWOW) has developed an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading symphonic wind ensembles. Its performances both in Wales and abroad, particularly of contemporary repertoire in which it specialises, have received widespread critical acclaim.


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2018 Music Ensemble Auditions

Audition Details 
6th & 7th JanuaryCardiff – instrumental auditions only 
13th & 14th JanuaryCarmarthen – Instrumental & Choir auditions 
20th & 21st  JanuaryNorth  Wales – Instrumental & Choir auditions 
27th & 28th JanuaryCardiff  – Choir auditions only

AUDITION FEE: There will be a non-refundable charge of £20 per audition. However, please note that for young people auditioning in the same instrument group for more than one ensemble (Orchestra, Wind, Brass) there will be one audition and only one fee is payable. 

NB - We are keen to ensure that no-one is deterred from applying for the NYAW Ensembles for financial reasons. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the fee, please contact the NYAW office as soon as possible.

Audition Criteria: 

Provisional 2018 Residency Details: 
Dates: 27th August – 1st September 2018 tbc 
Venue: Moreton  Hall School,  Chirk 
Cost: £252 + £18 Social Fund (Total £260) 
Conductor: TBC 
Performances: TBC