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MegarO Youth Symphony Orchestra (MOYSA)

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The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) is the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers. Awarding the Queen’s Medal for Music 2012 to NYO, the Committee stated that no other orchestra in the world has consistently achieved such brilliance in performance with such young musicians. Upon receiving the Ensemble Award at the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards – the highest recognition for live classical music-making in the UK - NYO was described as ‘a beacon of excellence for decades’.

Founded in 1948, NYO provides orchestral performance opportunities for the brightest and committed musicians between the ages of 13 and 19. Many of the UK’s greatest musicians, past and present, are NYO alumni, including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder and Thomas Adès.

Drawing its 164 musicians from every background and part of the United Kingdom, NYO comes together three times a year for residential rehearsals, working alongside leading international conductors, tutors, and soloists. Each residency culminates in a high-profile concert tour, including an annual televised BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

NYO exists to give breakthrough experiences of orchestral music to teenage musicians and audiences of all backgrounds. In order to increase the reach and impact of its activity, NYO has launched two strands of activity, NYO Inspire and NYO Open which target committed young musicians who lack opportunities to advance their playing.

Named Classic FM’s Orchestra of Teenagers, NYO and Classic FM will work together to inspire a new generation of young concertgoers and a major focus of the partnership is a £5 ticket scheme for under 25s to all NYO concerts.

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) is the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers. Awarding the Queen’s Medal for Music 2012 to NYO, the Committee stated that no other orchestra in the world has consistently achieved such brilliance in performance with such young musicians. Upon receiving the Ensemble Award at the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards – the highest recognition for live classical music-making in the UK - NYO was described as ‘a beacon of excellence for decades’.

Founded in 1948, NYO provides orchestral performance opportunities for the brightest and committed musicians between the ages of 13 and 19. Many of the UK’s greatest musicians, past and present, are NYO alumni, including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder and Thomas Adès.

Drawing its 164 musicians from every background and part of the United Kingdom, NYO comes together three times a year for residential rehearsals, working alongside leading international conductors, tutors, and soloists. Each residency culminates in a high-profile concert tour, including an annual televised BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

NYO exists to give breakthrough experiences of orchestral music to teenage musicians and audiences of all backgrounds. In order to increase the reach and impact of its activity, NYO has launched two strands of activity, NYO Inspire and NYO Open which target committed young musicians who lack opportunities to advance their playing.

Named Classic FM’s Orchestra of Teenagers, NYO and Classic FM will work together to inspire a new generation of young concertgoers and a major focus of the partnership is a £5 ticket scheme for under 25s to all NYO concerts.