Senior residencies

(includes Easter and Summer residencies)

Fees for 2022: £2184 (includes £250 non-refundable place acceptance deposit)

Camerata and Sinfonia residencies

(includes Easter and Summer residencies)

Fees for 2022: £2030 (includes £250 non-refundable place acceptance deposit)

Please note, that in response to feedback we have increased the length of the Camerata and Sinfonia residencies to 14 days in total.


NYSO’s bursary scheme exists for students from families who would find it difficult to meet the costs involved in attending NYSO residencies. It works on a sliding scale; people who are most in need receive the most help. Figures are based on your family’s gross annual income. Please note, supporting documents may be requested.

Each application is considered on a case by case, NYSO is obliged to take into consideration the total funds available which vary from year to year.

How you can help yourself

In order to make sure that the NYSO Bursary Scheme can help as many students as possible, we ask parents and students to look for other sources of funding as well. This might be from local charities, businesses or other contacts.

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Bursary applications for 2022 residencies should be received by 12 January 2022.

Click here for the Bursary application form

Come & Join Us.

We currently have three orchestras. The Senior Orchestra is for Grade 8 and above, Camerata aged 13 -17 years and Sinfonia aged 9-12 years for Grade 5 to Grade 8 and above. New for 2023 our fourth orchestra , Sinfonietta will be for talented 7 – 9 year-old string players at grade 3-5 or equivalent, these grades should be regarded purely as guidance, rather than as strict requirements. Sinfonietta will provide a foundation for string ensemble playing with a focus on chamber music, general musicianship and the Kodaly and Dalcroze methods.

Senior Orchestra Camerata and Sinfonia Orchestras

Support Us.

The continued generosity of our supporters enables NYSO to make our residencies accessible to a broad spectrum of talented young string players. This is fundamental to our ethos and key to our continued success.

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