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.
The 2020 NZSO NYO will perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60, Leningrad side-by-side with the NZSO and premiere a new work by New Zealand composer Joshua Pearson. Students will get the opportunity to experience and explore the excitement of what it is like to rehearse and perform in a full symphony orchestra and engage with players from your national orchestra.
Places in the NYO are keenly sought after so don’t miss your chance!
Applications are now open for 2020. To apply, applicants need to be 25 or younger on 10 July 2020.
Please see the links below for excerpts. Applications and auditions are due Sunday, March 15 at 10pm.
Wellington | Thurs 9 July, 7.30pm, Michael Fowler Centre
Auckland | Fri 10 July, 7.30pm, Auckland Town Hall
Giancarlo Guerrero Conductor
Joshua Pearson New Commission (World Premiere)
Shostakovich Shostakovich 7 Revealed
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 Leningrad
Course begins 1pm, Sun 5 July 2020.
Wellington, Michael Fowler Centre