We are proud of three of our talented musicians from Wolverhampton Youth Orchestra took part in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s NYO Inspire Ensembles at February half term hosted in partnership with Resonate, Liverpool’s Music Education Hub, at Notre Dame Catholic College.

Aimée Hanson, Violin

Navjeet Khakh, Violin

Rosalind Fernehough, Trombone

NYO Inspire is a free inclusion and access programme targeting musicians (grade 6 – 8+) who are underrepresented in NYO and the professional orchestra sector.

Those underrepresented are from state education and those from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. The programme has already unlocked potential in 53 musicians who have gained places in the 164-piece NYO 2019 who wouldn’t have believed they could achieve that standard without it.

The half term NYO Inspire Ensembles reached:
•399 teenage musicians
•Musicians underrepresented in the sector: all the NYO Inspire musicians are from state education and/or BAME backgrounds
◦95% of the musicians were state educated
◦25% of the musicians were from BAME background
◦Represent every single region, and a third of all local authorities across the whole of the UK

“Being around other young musicians who share my goals has given me the opportunity to learn new ideas, improve myself and the motivation to achieve my dreams”       Jess, NYO Inspire Musician

The NYO Inspire Ensembles were overseen by 30 NYO tutors, with the ensembles playing a total of 23 pieces of ensemble music, and all taking part in creative music making across the week.

Applications for The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain open on 15 April 2019 and further NYO Inspire events will take place across the UK throughout the year. Further details on www.nyo.org.uk

You can experience the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in concert in 2019 at major concert halls across the country, including in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Stoke on Trent and Saffron Walden, and tickets are just £5 for under-25s. Further details on www.nyo.org.uk/2019