Chair Sponsorship

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There are a number of ways to support NYOS, from becoming a Friend to sponsoring a particular instrumental chair in the orchestra. 

It is impossible not to be impressed by the talent, dedication and enthusiasm showcased at each NYOS concert and event. It is the role of NYOS to nurture that talent. And it is our supporters which make it possible.

From just £200 annually, you could support Scotland’s most talented young musicians and enjoy a personal commitment to your favourite instrument, by sponsoring a chair in the orchestra. 

Most excitingly, we invite you to become an inaugural member of the Conductor’s Circle. For £1,000 you can directly support one of the internationally renowned conductors whose world-class musicianship inspires our young musicians each year.

Membership offers a range of benefits* and opportunities to play your part in our work:

To pay by standing order or cheque please click here

To pay by card please click here

Form more information please contact Jacqueline Rossi, Head of Development, on or call 0141 332 8311

*The price includes a voluntary donation and is therefore eligible for Gift Aid if applicable. The donation is a suggested amount to which Gift Aid applies, you may purchase the benefits package separately. (Suggested donations: Friends £63 / Chair Sponsor £176 / Principal Chair Sponsor £464 / Conductors’ Circle £928).

Conductors' Circle


Lindsay Pell & Chris Morris

Professor Marjorie & Dr David Rycroft

Nick & Karen Zekulin

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – The Leader

NYOS Senior Orchestra – The Leader


NYOS Junior Orchestra – The Leader

Sponsored by Alan & Jan Simpson

NYOS Junior Orchestra - Principal 2nd Violin

Sponsored by Dr Myra Soutar

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Viola

Sponsored by St Fillans Music Circle

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Cello

Sponsored by Mrs Iain Harrison

NYOS Symphony Orchestra - Principal Flute

Sponsored by Ian & Emma Carnegie-Brown

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Bassoon

Sponsored by Mr Michael J Pell

NYOS Symphony Orchestra - Principal Horn

Sponsored by Dr Myra Soutar

NYOS Symphony Orchestra - Principal Double Bass

Sponsored by Mrs A M Bennett

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Percussion

Sponsored by Geoffrey & Jean Lord

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Harp

Sponsored by Joyce Roxburgh

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – Principal Piano/Celeste

Sponsored by Mr & Mrs Timothy Laing

NYOS Symphony Orchestra Chair Sponsors

  • Carolyn Lawson - Timpani
  • Dr. T & Mrs Y Fitzgerald - Violin
  • Mrs A M Bennett
  • Mr & Mrs Alan & Janice Burns - Trombone
  • Lord & Lady Cameron of Lochbroom - Violin
  • Mr Andrew Hadden - Violin
  • Professor David Hamilton Lawson - Oboe
  • The Rt Hon Lord MacLean
  • Mr & Mrs Thomas McCreery
  • Ms Elspeth Orcharton
  • Mr Robin Pagett and Mrs Kate Longworth
  • Professor & Mrs Kenneth Paterson
  • Dr C D and Mrs K A Sinclair
  • Mr A L Stewart - French Horn
  • Graham Taylor MBE - Trombone
  • Mr Allan V Tucker
  • Mrs Ann Verney - Cello
  • Mr and Mrs R M Williamson
  • Graeme and Ella Wilson
  • Dr & Mrs Paul Wilson
  • Mr & Mrs Mark Seymour

NYOS Jazz Orchestra Chair Sponsors

  • Theo Rossi - Piano
  • Tim and Sally Barraclough - Percussion
  • Gavin Davey OBE - Drums

NYOS Senior Orchestra Chair Sponsors

  • Professor Marjorie & Dr David Rycroft - Leader

NYOS Junior Orchestra Chair Sponsors

  • Alan & Jan Simpson - Leader

Honorary Chair Sponsors

  • Richard & Sarah Chester