About NYOS


The National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is unique in providing a complete orchestral experience for its students aged between 8 and 25, through its comprehensive pathway of orchestras, jazz bands, training ensembles and an ever expanding outreach programme.

In addition to organising residential training programmes, intensive rehearsals and national and international concert tours, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland is committed to introducing musical experiences to Scotland’s young people through workshops in communities throughout the country.

Our ensembles inspire audiences with their outstanding skill, youthful energy and panache. Audiences marvel at the powerful sound of our large-scale orchestras, appreciate the intimacy of our smaller chamber ensembles and delight in the fresh and uplifting performances given by our jazz bands.

We believe in the future of Scotland’s next generation of musicians. Our students are proud to play with Scotland’s National Youth Orchestras and we are passionate about nurturing and developing their talent.


National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) - HRH, The Earl of Forfar, KG GCVO ADC

NYOS Symphony Orchestra - Sir James MacMillan, CBE

NYOS Senior Orchestra - Colin Currie

NYOS Junior Orchestra - Nicola Benedetti, CBE


NYOS acknowledges support from The Lottery, Creative Scotland & Glasgow City Council

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NYOS is a member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras and would like to acknowledge its continued support.