Players’ info

Next Course: August 2017

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 the helm to conduct a sensational all-Russian programme:

Festive Overture, Shostakovich
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Rachmaninoff – soloist Daniel Rodríguez Hart
Symphony No 5 in E minor, Tchaikovsky

Daniel is currently a third year student at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He had his orchestral debut at the age of 13 and has since performed frequently with orchestras in Cuba and Portugal.

An EYO Wind Ensemble will also be formed and will perform at both concerts, conducted by Lawrence Gill, our Head of Woodwind.


Friday 4th  August
10-1                   Full Sectionals
2-5                    Full Orchestra

Saturday 5th
10-1                  Full Sectionals
2-5                   Full Orchestra

Sunday 6th
10-1                  Full Orchestra
2-5                   Full Sectionals
5:30-6:30        Woodwind Workshop

Monday 7th
10-1                  Full Orchestra
2-5                   Full Orchestra
5:30-6:30       Conducting Workshop

Tuesday 8th
10-1                  Full Strings (Sian)
10-1                  Full Wind, Brass, Percussion (Lawrence)
2-5                   Full Orchestra
5:30-6:30       Q&A Session with Sian about Conducting

Wednesday 9th
10-1                  Full Orchestra
2-5                   Full Orchestra

Thursday 10th
9-12:30            Full Orchestra (at Greyfriars)
3pm                Concert

Friday 11th
2:30-5:30        Full Orchestra (at Greyfriars)
7:30                Concert


Head of Strings Claire Docherty

Head of Woodwind Lawrence Gill

Head of Brass Robert Baxter

Head of Percussion Ruari Donaldson