National Youth String Orchestra

National Youth String Orchestra

Charity information

National Youth String Orchestra

National Youth String Orchestra (NYSO) is one of the UK’s most prestigious and important training organisations for young string players. It provides specialist, quality training for talented young string players up to the age of 21, and gives them experience in the art of public performance.

Founded 2005

  • Mission statement

    To provide specialist, quality training for talented young string players up to the age of 21, and give them experience in the art of public performance.

    In August 2015, the Orchestra is embarking on its first ever tour of Denmark. Starting and ending in the UK, this tour will bring 30 highly talented young players, including 11 bursary recipients, to five of Denmark’s most prestigious venues and festivals. The Orchestra will perform a programme of works by Danish composer Nielsen as well as Schubert and Vaughan Williams alongside renowned Danish violin soloist Christina Åstrand, Concertmaster of the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

    The tour will be an exceptional opportunity for the players to develop their talent and realise their aspirations. It will make an important contribution to cultural exchange between the UK and Denmark, bringing the works of the great Danish composer Nielsen to audiences in the UK and enabling young players from the UK to discover Danish music and culture.

  • Aims

    National Youth String Orchestra aims to:

    • Furthering the musical education of young people aged 9-21. Running string chamber orchestra courses to provide specialist quality training for talented string players with performance opportunities.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2005

    Registered Charity Number: 1110462

    Board members: 6

    Part time staff: 14

    Phone number: 07902223019

    Address: Willow Cottage Dallinghoo Woodbridge Suffolk IP13 0LG

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  • Concert tour to perform five concerts in Denmark

    In 2015, NYSO will tour Denmark, performing at 5 of Denmark’s most prestigious venues an... More