NYO Young Promoters & Teen Hangouts


NYO Young Promoters are a team of dedicated teenagers from across the UK who share NYO’s passion for orchestral music.

They are part of the NYO family and work with NYO’s Young Promoter Tutor Tom Redmond to learn about the music alongside NYO Musicians and develop their presentation and promotional skills.

NYO Young Promoters host, promote and present NYO’s workshops and performances in their schools and local concert halls alike.

NYO Teen Hangouts

NYO concerts begin with a free Teen Hangout event hosted by NYO Young Promoters. These events are exclusively for teenagers attending the concert, and provide a friendly environment for young people to meet NYO Musicians, enjoy some free snacks, relax before the concert begins, and discover the stories behind the music.

There are currently more than 120 NYO Young Promoters nationwide. They are selected by schools NYO meets during NYO Inspire and NYO Play the School projects. To find out more about becoming an NYO Young Promoter, contact Nick Thorne on n.thorne@nyo.org.uk.


Further details can be found on the NYO website

NYO – National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain


Applications to join NYO 2021 will open in April 2020.

Applications to join NYO 2020 have now closed. If you have a question relating to your application or the audition process, please email auditions@nyo.org.uk.


Interested in joining NYO?


If you are aged 13-18, play at Grade 8 distinction level or equivalent, and are totally committed to music… the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers needs you.


Be part of NYO and break through to the next level of orchestral brilliance, perform the most challenging music with the world’s greatest conductors and inspire other teenagers through NYO Inspire. We are also recruiting teenage composers.


Auditions are FREE and you will receive feedback. Bursaries are available to cover travel to and from the audition as well as your place in the orchestra. Auditions are friendly, positive, and great learning experiences. NYO Tutors share playing tips in a workshop, and all applicants receive performance feedback.


Further details can be found on the NYO website

NYO Inspire Day – CPD


NYO Inspire Day is an immersive one-day event of orchestral workshops and rehearsals, where NYO Inspire Musicians play side-by-side with NYO Musicians. Some of these days will include conducting workshops.

You’ll have the opportunity to openly discuss ideas and develop your skills in nurturing young musicianship by observing our rehearsals, Tutors, and Conductors, and participating in our conducting workshops. It’ll also be a valuable opportunity for us to learn more about your work and see how we can support you year round.

Date: Various

Cost: Free

Location: Various

Further details can be found on the NYO website