The NZSO National Youth Orchestra plays a vital role in providing a unique opportunity for the country’s most gifted young orchestral performers, many of whom have gone on to forge successful careers as orchestral players, soloists, chamber musicians and teachers.

The NYO's 2015 national tour welcomed guest conductor José Luis Gomez, himself a product of the world's most renowned youth music programmes, the El Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela.  The NYO premièred a new work called Rainphase by their composer in residence, Salina Fisher.

Salina Fisher's Rainphase, video by SOUNZ

Photos courtesy of Inspire Photography



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NZSO NYO BLKThe NZSO National Youth Orchestra is New Zealand's pre-eminent training orchestra for the nation's leading young musicians.  The NYO gives these musicians the chance to develop their musical skills under the guidance of internationally respected conductors, and to perform music at the highest standard with their peers in concert halls around New Zealand.

For more information, visit the NZSO National Youth Orchestra