After almost 30 years as General Manager of EYO, Marjory Dougal has now retired from the Board of Trustees. During that time she has been the inspirational driving force behind the orchestra – without her, the orchestra would certainly not have flourished in the way it has. In recognition of the outstanding work she has […]
We are very grateful to Claire Mackie, who has recently resigned as a trustee and Chief Executive of the Orchestra, as she moves on to a new job. Claire has played a large part in the Orchestra’s recent successes, and we wish her all good fortune in her new career.
Following two successful concerts in Glasgow and Edinburgh congratulations to all our young players and tutors over the Easter course for all their hard work and commitment. Many thanks also to our conductor, James Lowe and soloist Julian Bliss for their immense contribution and musicianship – a real inspiration to all our young musicians.
We give a big welcome to our new Chairman David Elliott, Director of Music at George Watson’s College since August 2004. David has a long association with us and more recently as an EYO parent. In 1993, when he was Director of Music at The Latymer School in North London, his orchestra and choir took part […]
Freya Hall from Aberdeen has been a violinist with us for several years and we’re delighted she’ll be our 2018 Leader. She’s in her final year studying classics at Edinburgh University and has been a member of NYOS and many other ensembles. Welcome Freya!
Congratulations everyone on two triumphant concerts this week! Thank you to Sian Edwards, Lawrence Gill and Daniel Rodríguez Hart for joining us. We were delighted to welcome back Lourd, Tibah and Omar from the Palestine Youth Orchestra. Thank you everyone for making EYO what it is, one of ‘Europe’s leading youth orchestras’ and we’re looking forward to seeing you […]
The Edinburgh Youth Orchestra will once again become The Edinburgh International Youth Orchestra in August 2017, to take part in The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Joined by members of the Palestine Youth Orchestra, EYO players will come together for an orchestral course and concerts, from 4 – 11 August. Internationally renowned conductor Sian Edwards will take […]
Many congratulations to our Vice-President, Dame Evelyn Glennie, who has been made a Companion of Honour for services to music in the 2017 New Year Honours list. Evelyn was our soloist on our 2003 Baltic tour, playing ‘Prazdnik’ by Eddie McGuire which was commissioned for Evelyn and the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra. We were delighted to […]