Next concert: 26th March 2024, Cadogan Hall. Find out more here.

The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra is Britain’s leading orchestra for young musicians

The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra is Britain’s leading orchestra for young musicians on the threshold of their professional careers. It provides invaluable experience to those who are studying or have recently completed their training, but are not yet established in the profession.

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Unlike many similar organisations in Europe and the USA, this orchestra does not benefit from any government subsidy. We receive no public funding of any sort and are therefore entirely dependent on the generosity of individuals, charitable foundations and corporate sponsors.


Next auditions

The next round of auditions will take place in July 2024.


Our Influence over the years

There is not an orchestra in the British Isles that doesn’t contain alumni of the YMSO. As a testament to how influential they feel their time at YMSO was, many of them return to the orchestra to tutor at rehearsals and also advise.

Lord Menuhin

"these students represent the next generation of orchestral musicians who will continue our great classical tradition into the new millennium. The orchestra needs all your encouragement and support."

Lord Menuhin
President 1993-1999


Latest News

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Our next concert at Cadogan Hall is just one month away!

In the fourth concert of YMSO’s 2023-24 season, the Orchestra performs works by three of the great Romantic composers. The evening will begin with Dvořák’s exhilarating Carnival Overture. The spotlight will then shift to Portugese virtuoso Francisco Vilar, who is sure to mesmerize the audience with his performance of Schumann’s stunning Piano Concerto 🎹

Finally, the Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a powerful and emotionally charged piece that takes listeners on a thrilling journey through the themes of fate and destiny 🎺

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Last Thursday’s concert at Cadogan Hall was fantastic 😃 🎉

Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to everyone who played, especially Deniz Sensoy for her stunning rendition of the Bruch Violin Concerto 🎻

Here’s a few behind-the-scenes snaps of our rehearsal on the day 📷

You can next hear the Orchestra on Tuesday 26th March 🎼

Tickets are already on sale here!
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Tonight’s rehearsal is off to a great start with Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony 🎵

There are still some tickets left for what promises to be a showstopper of a concert tomorrow night at Cadogan Hall 🎼💥

Don’t miss out, get yours now! 🎻

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Aidan Murphy… 👀

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We’re back at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for the first time in 2024!🎵

Rehearsals are well underway for our concert this Thursday evening at Cadogan Hall 🎼 We’re so excited to welcome our soloist Deniz Sensoy later this evening 🎻

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