Our Team

Artistic & Music Director - Senior Orchestra Conductor

"One of the best things about NYSO was the coaching – the amazing coach took such an interest in both the viola section as a whole and each individual player that my technique and musical expression improved daily. As a string orchestra is smaller than the string section of a symphony orchestra, we each receive close attention from our coach and from Damian Iorio, our conductor. This is an amazing opportunity. Damian is inspiring and encouraging, yet expects the best from all of us. I will take his advice and expertise with me throughout my musical career/life."

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

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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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