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It's the enthusiasm
– it's infectious

Vincent Kehoe, double bass

Work hard, play hard

There's no better way to appreciate the dedication and exceptional quality of NYO's Musicians than to see them in action. Scroll down to catch them getting to grips with challenging orchestral works in a Rehearsal Residency, sharing their expertise with other young musicians at an NYO Inspire Day – and simply enjoying what it is to be a big group of teenagers with a mutual passion.​

 

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Total Orchestral Brilliance

 

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The NYO experience

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NYO Inspire Gets Groovy

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NYO Inspiration in Action

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Top Tips on Musical Preparation

 

Why NYO?

Our musicians talk about what makes them love NYO

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Why apply to NYO? Unforgettable experiences

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Why apply to NYO? Develop skills

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Why apply to NYO? Inspiring people and music

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Why apply to NYO? Lifelong friendships

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The NYO Experience

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NYO Play the School:
What we do once the applause dies down

NYO 

From performing on the streets to international partnerships to our concert tours, this is what we get up to each year.

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NYO Summer 2015 Tour

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Rehearsing Bartók's 'Concerto for Orchestra'

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NYO and CONNECTT: Luke and Tom play 'Open Window' by Robert Chappell

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Play the City Birmingham

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NYO and CONNECTT: A Dream Partnership

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New Year's Eve Salsa Dancing

Past NYO

From our rendition of Happy and High School Musical to the BBC Proms.

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NYO Summer 2014:
Double Basses play 'Happy'

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NYO Summer 2014:
Composers Dance to Anna Meredith's 'Bubble Gun'

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NYO Summer 2014:
Cellos play High School Musical

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NYO Summer 2014:
Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra at BBC Proms

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NYO Summer 2014:
Brass Jam for Play the City

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NYO Summer 2014:
Rehearsal of Stravinsky's 'Petrushka' with Ed Gardner

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NYO 2013 take on Beethoven while NYO 2012 show what it is to go Hands Free.

 

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BBC Proms 2002: Mahler Symphony No.8 1st Movement Part 1 of 3. National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

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BBC Proms 2013: Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral'

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Pathe film footage: 1953 with Sir Adrian Boult

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National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain performs the world premiere of Frieze by Mark Anthony Turnage

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BBC Prom 2011: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain presents Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski

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BBC Proms 2012: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain performs Anna Meredith's Hands Free

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The NYO Experience

From Inspire Days to Play at Our Place - there's much more to NYO than playing in a concert hall.

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NYO Play at our Place, City of Culture, Derry-Londonderry Summer 2013

Play At Our Place sees some of Derry~Londonderry's most enthusiastic young musicians hosting NYO members in their own homes and community spaces for an epic day of mini-concerts.

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NYO Rehearsal at St.Mary’s School, City of Culture, Derry-Londonderry, Summer 2013

NYO Rehearsal at St.Mary’s School, City of Culture, Derry-Londonderry, Summer 2013

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Made by NYO Musicians

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NYO Summer 2014: Composers Dance to Anna Meredith's 'Bubble Gun'

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NYO Summer 2014: Brass Jam for Play the City

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NYO Summer 2014: Cellos play 'High School Musical'

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NYO Spring 2014: New percussion for 'Asyla'

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NYO Spring 2014: Jazz Night - Brooklyn

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NYO Summer 2014: Double Basses play 'Happy'

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