The NYO offers a national platform for Britain's brightest and best teenage musicians to come together to create performances that astound and inspire musicians and audience alike. A belief in the extraordinary things that young people can achieve is at the heart of everything we do. You can watch NYO here. Have a look at the third video to see HandsFree live at the BBC Proms - a performance without instruments!
NYO has been awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music! ‘This award celebrates the overwhelmingly positive influence the NYO has had on the musical world as the standard-bearer for youth orchestras, both at home and abroad. When you conduct an orchestra its quality is always enhanced by a core of former NYO members and the boundless talent that they bring. The NYO is undoubtedly a worthy and deserving recipient of this year’s award.” Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen’s Music. Read the full news story here.