"I had the opportunity to play a wide range of amazing music with other Welsh musicians, as well as perform around the UK and Europe. I cannot recommend it enough"

Sam Buttler, NYWOW member 2013-2015

"essentially bright, energetic...compelling force...the youngsters' practiced musicianship transcended it all" 

South Wales Argus

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales (NYWOW) has developed an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading symphonic wind ensembles. Its performances both in Wales and abroad, particularly of contemporary repertoire in which it specialises, have received widespread critical acclaim.

Pete Harrison conducted the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales in 2016 and returned this Easter to work with the Wind Orchestra again. A busy freelance conductor and presenter, Pete works regularly with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has recently worked with Ulster Orchestra and the Philharmonia. He also works with concert orchestras around the country for Raymond Gubbay and has just come back from Moscow where he was conducting the Russian State Symphony Orchestra.

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales 2019 residency has finished. All information regarding auditions for National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales 2021 will be released shortly on our new website

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