NYO is a team like no other. The 164 musicians come from all over the UK, and from very different backgrounds - but they're bound together by their love for classical music, their desire to be challenged, and their enthusiasm for inspiring others. And, of course, by all being teenagers.
NYO is the world's greatest orchestra of teenagers. For almost 70 years NYO has been the only destination in the UK for committed teenage musicians who wish to perform orchestral music to world-class standards.
Every Autumn, we meet hundreds of teenage instrumentalists and composers, who apply to our orchestra. We aim for each applicant to have a positive learning experience at our free auditions to further their musical journey. Learn more here: https://nyo.org.uk/auditions
NYO Inspire: harnessing the power of peer inspiration and leadership. Collaborating with Music Education Hubs and other key organisations, to help deliver the National Plan for Music Education. Apply for NYO Inspire 2017: nyo.org.uk/inspire
In order to allow more young people and music education professionals to benefit from NYO inspiration and expertise we throw open NYO orchestral residencies and concert tours to collaboration with Music Education Hubs, schools, and music education professionals.