NYO boasts a section you won’t find in any other orchestra: our very own teenage composers. They play a full role in all Rehearsal Residencies, writing new music and hearing their ideas brought instantly to life by chamber groups formed of NYO musicians. At the end of each residency this Creative Hub perform an informal, free concert in a major concert hall, in which all of these new compositions are performed.
Being an NYO composer opens up exciting new ways of approaching the compositional process, enabling you to experiment and take risks, in the company of young, like-minded musicians. Composers get to harness the expertise of our
inspirational tutors, Anna Meredith and Larry Goves – and work with the guest composers whose music NYO is performing during the year.
During a rehearsal residency, composers will typically be required to work to a particular, often challenging brief: restricting themselves to an unusual ensemble combination, for instance, or writing in response to a specific piece within the programme. The music they produce is varied, dynamic and full of surprises. It’s also the perfect opportunity for NYO musicians to stretch themselves, engage with new music, and think about what it means to be an orchestra in the 21st century, creating the orchestral repertoire of the future.