NZSO NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is committed to the development of New Zealand’s young orchestral musicians through the NZSO National Youth Orchestra.

The NZSO National Youth Orchestra shapes the musical future of gifted young musicians throughout New Zealand. Many current and past NZSO players, soloists, chamber musicians, and music teachers around the world have been part of the NYO over the years. Participants have the unique opportunity to work with world-class conductors and composers while learning alongside members of the NZSO.

NYO Orchestra, December 2020

VIOLIN I*

Lucas Baker
Laura Barton
Peter Gjelsten
Zosia Herlihy-O’Brien
Jess Jenkins
Enshean Lin
Grace McKenzie
Hayden Nickel
Sandy Niu
Nathan Pinkney
Sarang Roberts
Miru Shimaoka
Shanita Sungsuwan
Walter Xu

VIOLIN II*

Frances Christian-Farrow
Toloa Faraimo
Patrick Hayes
Justin Hodges
Joshua Hooker
Aidan Hutson-Hill
Grace Lawrence
Kauri May
Skyla Murray
Hannah Schulte
Mana Waiariki
Tabitha Yates

VIOLA*

Tal Amoore
Jessie Anderson
Grant Baker
Ella Dowsett-Farmer
Lauren Jack
Jasper Lin
Cecile McNeill
Cameron Monteath
Frances Thorpe
Zephyr Willis

CELLO*

Benjamin Carter
Max Chen
Tessa Dalgety-Evans
Joanna Dann
Boudewijn Keenan
Jack Moyer
Daniel Ng
Joanna Pinto
Benjamin Sneyd-Utting 

DOUBLE BASS*

Flora Dean
Matthew Harris
Alicia Kidd
John Moon
Oliver Spalter
William Taber

FLUTE

Isabella Gregory, Section Principal
Ashleigh Fraser

PICCOLO

Zoe Stenhouse-Burgess

OBOE

Finn Bodkin, Section Principal
Amy Clough 

COR ANGLAIS

Noah Rudd 

CLARINET

Benedict van Leuven, Section Principal
Billie Kiel

BASSOON

Monica Dunn, Section Co-Principal
Charlotte Naden, Section Co-Principal 

CONTRABASSOON

Amanda Yong 

HORN

Kate King, Section Principal
Henry Close
David Codd
Lauren Lancaster
Evan Metcalfe

TRUMPET

Isabella Thomas, Section Principal
Stephen Mosa’ati
Lewis Grey
Vincent Brzozowski

TROMBONE

Daniel Nihotte, Section Principal
Mark Bingham 

BASS TROMBONE

David Paligora

TUBA

Sam Zhu

TIMPANI & PERCUSSION

Maxim Jenkinson
Reuben Painter

 

*String seating is listed alphabetically. Seating within each section, including front desks, will be decided by audition at the beginning of the NYO week.

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