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TIMOTHY LAING TAKES ON THE ETAPE DU TOUR FOR NYOS
130 kilometres long, 4,000 metres of climbing 8,000 wannabes against strict time scales on 1 grueling stage of the Tour de France!
Timothy Laing is the 58-year-old chairman of one of the United Kingdom's most succes
NYOS Junior Orchestra Commemorative Photograph Pack
To commemorate NYOS Junior Orchestra's inaugural concert at The SAGE, Gateshead in April 2013 we have put together a pack of 3 professional photographs for friends and family to purchase if they so wish.
We have printed high quality
NYOS Junior Orchestra Spring Concert at The SAGE, Gateshead
The NYOS Junior Orchestra performed a collaborative concert at The SAGE Gateshead with members of the SAGE Young Musicians Programme. 12 string players from the latter’s ‘Stringendo Major’ ensemble rehearsed and performed through
NYOS Senior Orchestra Spring Concert at Greyfriars Kirk
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s new Senior Orchestra presented its historic inaugural concert to a capacity audience at Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirk. The concert was conducted by NYOS Orchestras Advisor James Lowe and contin
NYOS at the Caird Hall April 2013
The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland performed a memorable concert at the Caird Hall in Dundee. Featuring 85 of Scotland’s leading orchestral musicians, under the baton of distinguished British conductor, Chris
STEVE REICH, NYOS Futures and London Sinfonietta
Giants of the music world come no bigger than Steve Reich and he took over the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for a full weekend (9-10 March) during which he performed, talked to, and met NYOS futures who played Variations for Strings, Vibes and Piano
First Rehearsal - Ever!
The newest addition to the NYOS family, NYOS Senior Orchestra, had its very first rehearsal at the High School of Glasgow as part of the spring preparatory weekend (2-3 March 2013) under the supervision of our new Orchestras Advisor and Senior Orc
SHETLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013
NYJOS Collective were delighted to be invited to perform at the Shetland Jazz Festival, following their performance of the very first concerts last August at Mareel, the new multi-million pound arts complex in Lerwick. They were excited to perform
Members of The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland return to Orkney fresh from their Summer JazzFest residency in Shetland (during which they performed the inaugural gigs at Mareel) and performances at the London Jazz Festival.
London Jazz Festival
18th November, 2012 at 1.30pm
NYJOS' second invitation to perform at the London Jazz Festival was a huge success. Following intensive rehearsals at The Premises Studios, the band opened the B
University of Glasgow, Memorial Chapel
6pm, 12th November
Duration 1 hour
Richard Craig, Contrabass flute
Conducted by James Lowe
EXCITING CHANGES AT NYOS FOR 2013 AND BEYOND
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland would like to take this opportunity to introduce some of the exciting changes and plans for 2013 and beyond.
Since 1979, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland has been providing y
Camerata Scotland - Dunblane Cathedral
The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and Dunblane Cathedral Arts Guild present Camerata Scotland.
4pm, Sunday 23rd September, Dunblane Cathedral
Tickets £9 and £2 (students/children)
NYJOS Collective Summer MusicFest - Mareel, Shetland
After a somewhat uncertain lead up to this festival, Shetland Arts pulled out all the stops to ensure the Mareel, a new state of the art creative hub in Lerwick, opened in time. NYJOS Collective (augmented by NYOS Strings) under the direction of M
NYOS & Nicola Benedetti 2012
SUMMER TOUR 2012
The symphony orchestra were joined on tour by none other than virtuoso violin soloist Nicola Benedetti. The excitement on day one of rehearsals was palpable. You could hear a pin drop as Nicola and
Camerata Scotland Residency - Uist and Benbecula
Spetember 15th - 23rd
Concert at Sgoil Lionacleit (Liniclate School) 21st September
Conducted by Garry Walker
Soloist: Mairi Therese Gilfedder, fiddle
Music by Bartok, Beamish, Haydn and Mozart
NYOS Alumni to perform in Dalmeny Kirk Concert Series
Astrid String Quartet and Athenaeum Winds — 25th March 2012
NYOS presents two outstanding chamber groups comprising current and immediate past members in the Dalmeny Kirk Concert Series. The Astrid String Quartet and Athenaeum
NYJOS features on Radio Scotland's Jazz House
NYJOS Co-Directors Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain discuss NYJOS with Stephen Duffy on BBC Radio Scotland's Jazz House. Listen to the interview and 3 superb tracks recorded last year at
NYOS announces new Chief Executive
The Chairman and Board of NYOS are delighted to announce that Joan Gibson is to be the next Chief Executive of NYOS. Joan is currently the Chief Executive of the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) and will be taking up the appointment at NY
NYOS to perform in BBC Music Nation Cultural Olympiad
NYOS will be taking part in the BBC's Music Nation event on 3 March at the Clyde Auditorium, when they will perform with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles, soloist Nicola Benedetti, the National Youth Choir o
NYJOS celebrates 20th anniversary!
Watch this space for news about exciting events to celebrate the 20th Anniversary year of NYJOS, including the summer tour with trombonist, Rick Taylor!
NYJOS to perform at the London Jazz Festival
Hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed UK summer tour, Scotland’s finest young jazz musicians will be joined once again by the dream pairing of reedsman Iain Dixon and guitarist Mike Walker in their debut appearance at the internatio
NCOS Fundraising event at The Framework Gallery
We are especially grateful to NCOS supporters Fiona and Peter Foyle of the Framework Gallery in Troon, who, in response to the NCOS appeal have very generously offered to donate 10% of the sales from their current art exhibition towards the work
3 NYJOS Students have come up trumps and seen their talent recognised in high profile Scottish jazz awards this summer. This just goes to show the high standards being achieved by our students.
NYOS performs at opening of parliament
On the 1st July NYOS Strings will perform at the opening of the fourth session of the Scottish Parliament. Our players will perform Air and Slip Jig and The Fiddler's Farewell by Eddie McGuire, Elgar's
NYJOS performs at Kirking of Parliament
Good luck to NYJOS players Pete Johnstone, John Lowrie and Matthew Herd for their performance at the Kirking of Parliament on Tuesday 10th May. NYJOS is delighted to have been selected to play at this important event and we are sure this trio of t
Camerata Scotland Receive Rave Reviews
Well done to our pre-professional chamber orchestra, Camerata Scotland, who received rave reviews for their spring concert tour, That Blessed Wood. To read the reviews in full, online, click the links below.
NYJOS Players in line for top jazz award!
Congratulations to all the NYJOS players that have been selected for the semi-Finals of the Young Scottish Jazz musicians of the Year 2011 Awards. For more information, click here
Camerata Scotland in Mauritius
Camerata Scotland are currently in Mauritius, representing Britain's musical talent in a celebration of the island's bilateral relations with Britian. They won't just be sunbathing, with a full schedule, including running workshops with disadvanta
NYJOS Alumni wins prestigious scholarship
NYJOS Alumni Alan Benzie from Glasgow is the first UK jazz musician to be awarded the prestigious Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship.
The scholarship prize is awarded to current students with strong academic recor
NYJOS FREE Jazz Workshops
Free Jazz Workshops in Aberdeen and Stirling
Are you a budding jazz musician?
Whether you are the future Duke Ellington or a jazz beginner, if you are a young musician under the age of
NYOS Strings Summer Photos
Photographs from our recent NYOS Strings concert at St Bride's Episcopal Church in Hyndland, Glasgow are available to view via this link:
For more information, click here
Dundee Caird Hall Images
NYJOS Summer Tour 2010 - Photos
Click on this link to view photos from the NYJOS Summe
Alumni Online Survey Results
We recently carried out an online survey asking our Alumni where they are now and what they are up to. We found the results fascinating, we hope you
NYOS Summer 2010 - Sample repertoire and Family Notes available
Not sure what to expect from this years NYOS Summer Concerts? You can now listen to samples of the repertoire at Spotify, simply follow t
South African Jazz Legend Joins NYJOS Tour
NYJOS was delighted when South African Jazz legend Lucky Ranku attended their performance at Band on the Wall in Manchester and joined them on stage!&
Calling all NYOS Alumni!
NYOS is keen to find out what our former students are doing now. We are also interested in hearing your views on your time at NYOS and what it meant for you.
We would be therefore be grateful if you would take the time to complete a
NYOS' Parliamentary Reception
On May 12 2010, NYOS hosted a reception in the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the end of our Thirtieth Anniversary celebrations.
The evening was a fantastic success with speeches from NYOS Chief Executive, Julian Clayton, Chairman
Official Spring Concert Photographs are Online!
The official photographs from both NCOS and NYJOS' brilliant performances in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on April 12 are now online.
Please click on the links below to view the images from the Spring Concerts along with im