"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.

Programme: We worked with Pete on a programme that would give NYWOW members a range of musical experience and provide a challenge but also be fantastic music to perform.

Concerts: For our concert this year we teamed up with Rawffest, the Youth Arts Festival which this year was being held in the Wales Millennium Centre. The concert was held at the BBC Hoddinott Hall on the afternoon of the 28th April. Everyone involved worked incredibly hard during the residency as well as the concert. A big thank you to our members for their passion and commitment throughout, all of the tutorial staff for the time and dedication to getting the best out of our members, our welfare staff and finally to our Conductor, Pete Harrison for giving us all his expert knowledge and experience to conduct the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales 2019.

Flute Section and Tutor Liz May 

Oboe Section and tutor Amy McKean

Bassoon Section and Tutor Meyrick Alexander

Clarinet Section and tutor Nicholas Cox

Saxophone Section and tutor Lara James

Lower Brass Section and Tutor Phil Goodwin

French Horn Section and Tutor Simon De Souza

Trumpet Section and Tutor Robert Johnston

Percussion Section and Tutor Jayne Obradovic