Trustees & Patrons


  • Charles Clark (Chairman)
  • John Bimson
  • Richard Davison
  • Louise Lansdown
  • Alison Pickard
  • David Woodhead


  • 1995 – 2016, Sir Neville Marriner CH CBE
  • Sir Mark Elder CBE
  • Alina Ibragimova MBE
  • Julian Lloyd-Webber
  • David Takeno


National Youth String Orchestra would like to gratefully acknowledge the generosity of its funders and supporters who enable NYSO to provide outstanding coaching and performance opportunities for our young talented musicians.

  • Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Four Hills Music
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • Diana Fry
  • Future Talent
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • John Lewis Partnership
  • Lord Lexden OBE
  • Norsk Musikforlag AS
  • The Old Enfield Charitable Trust
  • Philip Bates Trust
  • Queenswood School
  • David Takeno
  • Tomastik-Infeld Vienna

NYSO is also pleased to acknowledge the generosity of a number of individual donors who have requested anonymity.

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

Support Us.

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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