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National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

NYO is internationally celebrated as the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers. It exists to give inspiring orchestral experiences to teenagers of all backgrounds as musicians and audience members. Recruiting its 164 musicians from all corners of the UK, the orchestra rehearses in residence three times a year, working with the world’s leading conductors, tutors and soloists and touring the UK’s most iconic concert halls. In 2015 NYO launched NYO Inspire, a nationwide inclusion and access programme which works strategically with Music Services and Music Education Hubs and engages with the needs of the education sector. The programme has a special focus on supporting and empowering musicians underrepresented in NYO and the professional orchestra sector from state education and BAME backgrounds respectively. Through NYO Inspire, NYO musicians lead workshops all over the UK and thousands of teenagers experience thrilling symphonic performances by NYO in their schools.

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Somerset House, Strand
London WC2R 1LA
United Kingdom

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