National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Charity information

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Bringing together 165 talented young musicians from across Britain. The National Youth Orchestra aims to be the most inspirational orchestra for young people in the country.

Founded 1947

  • Mission statement

    If you want proof that Britain’s got talent, the National Youth Orchestra is it. Every year, 165 talented teenagers from all corners of the country join forces to achieve something extraordinary. They reawaken classical music, reinvigorating great repertoire with fresh energy and resonance. As well as epic orchestral concerts across Britain, we embark on lots of projects that enable our young musicians to be the drivers of the creative process, meeting other musicians and exploring new approaches, relationship and settings.

    Wherever we go, the NYO is keen to meet other young people, giving many their first ever experience of seeing an orchestra live, and providing others with an exciting chance to come and play alongside our members and learn from our experts in activities that will give them a renewed and uplifting sense of what they can accomplish themselves.

  • Aims

    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain aims to:

    • To advance education in music and orchestral playing of young people in Great Britain under the age of 21.
    • To discover and foster exceptional muscal talent and help to provide the highest level of tuition and experience in orchestral playing, as well as a borad range of related skills.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1947

    Registered Charity Number: 290598

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 12

    Part time staff: 4

    Phone number: 020 7759 1880

    Address: Somerset House South Building Strand London WC2R 1LA

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