"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.

2019 Residency: Save the Date  

Dates: 22nd-28th April 2019
Venue: Trinity St David, Carmarthen   Cost: £294 + £21 Social Fund (Total £315)
Conductor: Pete Harrison

Pete Harrison conducted the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales in 2016 and returns this Easter to work with you 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.

Programme: We are currently working with Pete on a programme that will give NYWOW members a range of musical experience that will provide a challenge but also be fantastic music to perform. We’ll keep you up to date with progress and will be looking to send the music out in advance of the residency.

Concerts: For our concert this year we are teaming up with Rawffest, the Youth Arts Festival which this year is being held in the Wales Millennium Centre. The concert will be held at the BBC Hoddinott Hall on the afternoon of the 28th April. We hope that there might be other opportunities for members to engage with Rawffest through the latter part of the residency.