Sydney Youth Orchestras

This year, you’ll be able to hear stories from school students, uni students, recent (and not so recent!) uni graduates, all of whom have been involved in Sydney Youth Orchestras (SYO).

SYO is NSW’s premier orchestral training organisation, providing ongoing education and long term support to more than 400 young musicians in 11 orchestras annually. Since 1973, SYO has provided an international standard of orchestral training and education to thousands of young musicians aged 6-25 years.

You’ll be able to hear their stories of surviving school, transitioning into uni, what the life of a travelling professional musician is really like, and what being an SYO member is all about.

With concert ticket giveaways, first-hand videos of rehearsals and tours, interviews with SYO alumni to see the career path of a professional musician, and info on how you can get involved, keep a lookout for our series of profiles, reviews and articles with the students of SYO.

Owen

Owen

MUSIC Owen 19/03/2013 

After having a Mexican standoff with the clarinet in Year 3, Owen stumbled across the trumpet and has been blissfully in love ever since. Studying a Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium, Owen is set to conquer the world of brass.

Jonathan

Jonathan

MUSIC 16/7/2012 

Jonathan Bekes is 19 years old and studying a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He is also principal Cello of Sydney Youth Orchestras Flagship Orchestra. This is his story.

Alex

Alex

MUSIC 8/2/2012 

Alex Chiu plays the violin, and is not only the leader of Strings and Orchestra at Newington College, but the Concertmaster of the Sydney Youth Philarmonic Orchestra. And he's only 17.

Kate

Kate

MUSIC 3/2/2012 

At the age of 5, encouraged by her parents, Kate took up violin. A year later she joined one of the Sydney Youth Orchestra. 16 years later she is a member of the flagship orchestra and she's loving it!