Edinburgh Youth Orchestra will host two ensemble courses Easter 18-22 April 2019. The courses will focus on wind and string players – coached and directed by highly experienced orchestral musicians and coaches, Lawrence Gill and Claire Docherty. If you are aged 11-18 and play an orchestral instrument from grade 3 level and above, please get […]
Edinburgh Youth Orchestra is delighted to welcome in new General Manager, Wendy Elliott. Wendy studied piano at the RSAMD in Glasgow with Graeme McNaught, working with instrumentalists and singers, including Lisa Milne, Pat MacMahon and the Mansbridge String Quartet, before training as a Primary School teacher in London. She is now Principal Teacher in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]