"I had a wonderful time on the 'Nash' - such an important, beneficial and most importantly fun experience for all and any budding young musicians"

Marged Hall NYOW Member 2008 - 2011

"These young Welsh players possess dedication, technical superiority and attention to detail"

Berliner Morgenpost

As the first national youth orchestra in the world, the NYOW has 70 years experience in providing a first-class training experience for Wales’ young musicians and constantly delivers performances that are full of energy and passion. It is a flagship for youth music in Wales.

The NYOW presents concerts in prestigious venues across the UK and abroad, including; St David’s Hall (Cardiff), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), NCH (Dublin), The Sage Gateshead, Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt (Berlin), Beethovensaal (Stuttgart), the Salle Erasmus (Strasbourg) and on the Italian island of Ischia. It is frequently invited to perform at prestigious international music festivals including the Three Choirs Festival, Fishguard International Festival and the North Wales International Music Festival.

The National Youth Orchestra of Wales 2019 residency has finished. All information regarding auditions for National Youth Orchestra of Wales 2020 will be released shortly on our new website

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