See & Hear
Saxophonist Alicia Gardener-Trejo performing at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photography by Roddy McKenzie
Saxophonist Rachel Duns performing at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photography by Roddy McKenzie
Multi Instrumentalist Appin MacKay-Champion performing at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photography by Roddy McKenzie
Jazz vocalist Ellen Connelly performing at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photography by Roddy McKenzie
Jazz vocalist Alexander Lyons performing at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photgraphy by Roddy McKenzie
Jazz vocalist Molly Bambrough performing at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photograph by Roddy McKenzie
Jazz vocalist Delilah Neil performing at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photograph by Roddy McKenzie
Drum solo from Kenny Lyons at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photgraphy by Roddy McKenzie
NYOS Jazz vocalists performing at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photography by Roddy McKenzie
Vocal sculptor, beatboxer and sound artist Jason Singh in the spotlight at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photograph by Roddy McKenzie
Kenny Lyons on drums at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, July 2018. Photography by Roddy McKenzie
NYOS Jazz Orchestra with Jason Singh at Ironworks Venue, Inverness, 20 July 2018. Photography by Roddy McKenzie
NYOS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Daniel perform Boulanger's D'un matin de printemps at the Usher Hall, August 2018
As an arts manager, Katie Duffy's experience of playing with NYOS has gone on to give her valuable insight to inform her future career. Support NYOS by becoming a Friend or Chair Sponsor
Section Principal Viola of BBC SSO, Scott Dickinson, shares his memories of NYOS and reflects on the value of his experience to his career.
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As a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers, Colin Currie knows what it takes to perform with the world’s leading orchestras. In this video, he shares his memories of performing outstanding repertoire with NYOS and the impact that had on him.
Read Colin's interview in the Scotsman: https://bit.ly/30WS874
Francis Cummings shares his memories of leading the first National Youth Orchestra of Scotland 40 years ago and reflects on the importance of NYOS to young musicians today.
Look out for interviews with NYOS alumni Sarah Ayoub, Colin Currie, Nicola Benedetti and Malcolm Edmonstone in The Scotsman in the weeks ahead, and learn how the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland helped shape their careers.
Introducing Alumni Stories... hear from former NYOS players and learn how NYOS influenced their careers.
In Tell Us Who We Are, the young people question and explore who they are as millennials within society. Through the prism of war, they contrast their lives to all of the young people who have lived in the century following the end of World War One.
After 30 years, NYOS Symphony Orchestra makes a welcome return to Edinburgh International Festival (EIF). In this designated Year of Young People 2018 the Festival is showcasing extraordinary young classical talents from both sides of the Atlantic and we are beyond proud to be back and to be part of such an amazing line up of young talented musicians. We also have a wonderfully poignant programme to share with our Usher Hall Audience on 9 August 2018. For full details please visit our Performance Page here
I this short film we see and hear NYOS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tecwyn Evans, perform 'Largo' from Dvorak's grand masterpiece, his ninth Symphony, the New World. The haunting, yet delicate cor anglais solo is performed by Caitlin Heathcote. The film was captured, in part, to mark our continued involvement with the BBC Ten Pieces Initiative, which aims to open up the world of classical music to 7-14 year-olds across the UK and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the music. This performance takes place at the beautiful Usher Hall in Edinburgh and forms part of the Symphony Orchestra's 2017 spring tour.
In this short clip we see NYOS Futures with Drake Music Scotland's Digital Orchestra performing a section from a brand new work by composer Oliver Searle, entitled Microscopic Dances on 12 August 2017 at the Tom Fleming Centre, Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh.
In this short clip we see NYOS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Francis performing the last section of the 4th movement from Aaron Copland's epic 3rd Symphony on the final date of its summer tour at Perth Concert Hall 4 August 2017.
In this short clip we see NYOS Jazz Orchestra, NYOS Jazz choir, guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane, music director Malcolm Edmonstone on keys and conductor Andrew Bain performing 'Green Flower Street' from Donald Fagen's seminal solo album The Nightfly. Enjoy!
In this short clip we see NYOS Senior Orchestra, conducted by Maxime Tortelier performing part of 'Mardi Gras' from Ferde Grofe's Mississippi Suite for its encore', at the Albert Halls in Stirling on 20 July 2017.
In this short clip we see NYOS Junior Orchestra performing part of the second movement from Amy Beach's second Symphony subtitled Gaelic, at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh on 15 July 2017.
In this short clip we see one of the best quartets ever to emerge from the NYOS Jazz pathway with Brodie Jarvie on bass, Stephen Henderson on drums, David Swan on piano, and current member Matthew Carmichael on saxophone to perform popular standards and some of their own compositions as NYOS Jazz Collective.
In this short clip we hear NYOS Senior Orchestra conducted by Maxime Tortelier perform part of the last movement of Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 Romantic, also known for its inclusion in the end sequence of a very famous sci-fi film.
In this short clip we hear NYOS Junior Orchestra perform the end sequence of John Philip Sousa's The Liberty Bell with great pomp and purpose. Bravo!!
In this short film we see NYOS Symphony Orchestra (The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland) conducted by Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the charismatic Ilan Volkov performing Stravinsky’s wonderfully rhythmic composition The Firebird during its 2016 summer tour.
The Symphony Orchestra is also joined by BBC New Generation Artist, Pavel Kolesnikov, to perform Tchaikovsky’s turbulent and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto.
In this short film we follow NYOS Jazz Orchestra (The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland) as it welcomes back two of its most celebrated guest artists, Iain Ballamy and Liane Carroll. Both Iain and Liane joined the Jazz Orchestra as tutors for the summer school on the Isle of Skye and then performed alongside the Orchestra during its two-leg summer tour, and for the all-important BBC Prom on 5 August at the Royal Albert Hall.