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

"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 have three orchestras. The Senior Orchestra is for Grade 8 and above and the two Intermediate Orchestras 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 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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