Past Events

2016 Senior course

This has been a very important year for NYSO. Now 21 years old we have come of age and are becoming more well known, and this has shown in the invitations to Cambridge Summer Music and the Three Choirs Festival, the oldest music festival in the UK, which we received for this year. Read more.

2016 Intermediate course

I feel strongly that young musicians should be given, amongst all the other repertoire they learn, contemporary music to play. Music is a living art, not just as we perform it live, but also as it is being created! Read more.

2015 Senior course

NYSO celebrated 20 years with the senior orchestra performing a record 7 concerts in 10 days during its summer UK course and overseas tour. Read more.

2015 Intermediate course

2015 saw us spend two intensive and happy weeks together culminating in a concert at St John’s, Leatherhead that covered a swathe of music from Handel to Copland. Read more.

2014 Senior course

The centrepiece of our programme was William Walton's Sonata for Strings, and this was framed by Holst's St Paul's Suite and Dvorák's Serenade for Strings. Read more.

2014 Intermediate course

2014 was another exciting year for NYSO intermediate orchestra. Our courses were extended to 6 days in length. Students attended both courses and preparation for the summer began during the Easter course. Read more.

2013 Senior course

This year I chose to celebrate the anniversary of Britten with one of the most challenging works in the string orchestra repertoire, Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. Read more.

2013 Intermediate course

Summer 2013 marked an exciting new departure for Intermediate NYSO as we joined the seniors at the Sage, Gateshead and gave our first ever public workshop. Read more.

2012 Senior course

After a successful concert in St James's, Piccadilly in London, NYSO went on tour to Italy. We performed concerts in Sorrento on the Amalfi coast, and returned for the second time to La Mortella on the island of Ischia as part of the William Walton Trust Festival of International Youth Orchestras. Read more.

2012 Intermediate Course

It has been my first year directing the Intermediate course and I have had the pleasure of continuing Viviane’s vision: a specialist string chamber orchestra course where learning repertoire is approached broadly and holistically using the approaches of Kodály and Dalcroze, tuition from senior tutors in very small groups coupled with the full orchestra. Read more.

2011 Senior Course

NYSO performed concerts in Aldeburgh Parish, Aldeburgh, Suffolk and St John’s Smith Square, London. Read more.




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