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 orchestral musicians with 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 – the Centre for New Zealand Music, and RNZ Concert collaborate to revisit the works of our more established composers.

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NZSO NYO Composer-in-Residence

An opportunity for young composers to write a full symphonic commission for an orchestra of their peers.

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NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards

An exciting opportunity for the next generation of New Zealand composers to have their compositions workshopped and recorded by the NZSO.

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For Conductors

NZSO Conducting Fellowship

A year-long program that enables young conductors to undertake training with the NZSO.

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