Our Team

Director and Conductors - Camerata and Sinfonia Orchestras

"I was slightly nervous when I arrived but the atmosphere was so warm and welcoming that I fitted in immediately. Whether you had been at NYSO for years or you were on your first residency it was very easy to make friends. During the residencies I developed my musicality, posture and sight-reading and became more confident generally. The section tutors and my fellow musicians really changed the way I feel about playing the violin."

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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