Young Musicians

The NZSO is committed to nurturing the next generation of orchestral musicians through a wide range of high-quality programs designed for performers, composers and conductors.

For Performers

NZSO National Youth Orchestra

Provides aspiring musicians the experience of playing in a full-strength symphony orchestra

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Emerging Artists

Provides a fantastic opportunity for school students to perform with the NZSO

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NZSO Foundation Masterclasses

Connects senior students with NZSO international guest artists

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Alex Lindsay Award

Supports young musicians to pursue an orchestral career

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For Composers

NZSO x SOUNZ NZ Composer Sessions

The NZSO, SOUNZ and RNZ Concert record the works of our established composers

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NZSO NYO Composer-in-Residence

An opportunity for young composers to write a full symphonic commission

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NZSO Todd Young Composer Awards

An opportunity for emerging composers to have their works recorded by the NZSO

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For Conductors

NZSO Conducting Fellowship

A year-long program that enables young conductors to train with the NZSO

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