Pastoral Team

Karen Butler
Pastoral Team Assistants
  • Lara Agar
  • Katy Allan
  • Richard Barber
  • Jenny Begley
  • Joanna Burden
  • Lydia Dobson
  • Chris Green
  • Clara Hilger
  • Rowena Taylor

"NYSO courses are some of the main highlights of my year and I absolutely love making music with other musicians my age and particularly enjoy the full string orchestra sound and repertoire. The tutors were fantastic, giving us insights into playing and posture as well as the specifics of the pieces. The full rehearsals were extraordinary: the amount of work and depth we went into in the pieces was more than anything I’ve ever done"

Come & Join Us.

We currently offer courses for three orchestras. The Senior Course is for Grade 8 and above and the two Intermediate Courses are for Grade 5 to Grade 8 and above.

Senior Orchestra Intermediate Orchestras

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The continued generosity of our supporters enables NYSO to make our courses 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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