Norfolk County Youth Orchestra


NCYM is delighted to join forces with the Friends of Norfolk County Youth Orchestra for an orchestral workshop on Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5

This will take place at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich and is open to all Norfolk musicians who play the following instruments at approx. grade 6+

Violins, Viola’s, Cellos, Double Bass, Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets, Bassoons, French Horns, Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba, Percussion

Sessions will run as follows:

Monday 5th April                   10.30am – 4.30pm

Tuesday 6th April                  10.30am – 4.30pm

Wednesday 7th April             10.30am – 4.30pm

Thursday 8th April                 10.30am – 4.30pm

The final performance will be live-streamed on Thursday 8th April 2021.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the course is £150:00 per student.

How do I apply?

To apply for a place in the orchestra please complete the online application form below.

Can I apply for financial support to attend?

No student who is resident in Norfolk will be denied access to workshops on financial grounds, as the FNCYO provide support for players via bursaries and scholarships. Please select the bursary application option on the application form.

Friends of NCYO

Orchestral courses are funded by membership fees and fundraising by the Friends of Norfolk County Youth Orchestra (registered charity 1123478).

Further Information

Please contact us at for further information.

About NCYO

Norfolk County Youth Orchestra (NCYO) is a full symphony orchestra, playing professional orchestral repertoire and performing around 5 concerts a year, and is made up of young players, aged from 11 to 21.

Norfolk County Youth Orchestra works closely with the Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians, part of Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Many of our students go on to study music at national conservatoires, and NCYM/Guildhall run many programmes/workshops for under 18’s, including transition to conservatoire and university. Over half of NCYO students also attend NCYM and have access to this support. All musicians from Norfolk schools and colleges are welcome.

NCYO offers a unique opportunity for you to enjoy performing music of the highest quality. NCYO players love their time with us, but also acquire important life skills: team-building, leadership, time management and self-confidence.

Senior NCYO players are also invited to play in the ‘Triorca’ international youth orchestra which is made up of players from Britain, Germany and Serbia under the baton of Nicholas Daniel OBE (awarded the Queens Medal for Music 2012).

When do NCYO meet?

The orchestra usually meets two or three times a year.

In compliance with official guidelines on COVID and for the safety of all our students/staff, activities were postponed during 2020.

Details of future courses will be made available when confirmed and restrictions allow.


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