National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Charity information

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

NYO is the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers. Founded in 1948 to provide orchestral performance opportunities for the brightest and committed musicians between the ages of 13 and 19, no other orchestra in the world has consistently achieved such brilliance in performance with such young musicians.

Founded 1948

  • Mission statement

    Drawing its 164 musicians from every background and part of the UK, NYO comes together three times a year for residential rehearsals, working alongside leading international conductors, tutors, and soloists. Each residency culminates in a high-profile concert tour, including an annual BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

    NYO exists to give breakthrough experiences of orchestral music to teenage musicians and audiences of all backgrounds. In order to increase the reach and impact of its activity, NYO has launched NYO Inspire, which targets committed young musicians who lack opportunities to advance their playing.

  • Aims

    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain aims to:

    • To advance education in music and orchestral playing of young people in Great Britain between the ages of 13 to 19 years old.
    • 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 1948

    Registered Charity Number: 290598

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 14

    Part time staff: 4

    Phone number: 020 7759 1880

    Address: Somerset House South Building Strand London WC2R 1LA

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