National Youth Recorder Orchestras Great Britain

  • In rehearsal at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester

    In rehearsal at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester

  • In rehearsal at Rossall School

    In rehearsal at Rossall School

  • In rehearsal at Rossall School

    In rehearsal at Rossall School

National Youth Recorder Orchestras

Welcome to the website for the National Youth Recorder Orchestras (NYRO)

NYRO is an organisation dedicated to young recorder players and exists to support, develop and nurture their playing and give them opportunities to perform. As well as supporting their musical ambitions, NYRO gives them the chance to meet other young people, have new experiences and broaden their horizons. NYRO is unique in that it is the only national youth recorder orchestra in the world.

NYRO’s principal aims are to:

·         Be an advocate for high quality recorder playing and for the recorder orchestra model

·         Bring together like-minded young people to develop their recorder playing to a high level and to benefit from top professional tutors and conductors

·         Give young people the opportunity to make friends from all social backgrounds who share their interests and experience the satisfaction of working together

·         Stimulate interest in the recorder and promote it as an instrument for life, encouraging participation in an absorbing and life-enhancing hobby.

NYRO runs two residential courses and a number of Recorder Days around the country each year. We engage top professional recorder players as tutors and experienced conductors to coach and inspire youg players, and give them the opportunity to try or renew the experience of playing in ensembles with professional guidance. We have all the large recorders avaliable during our courses so players can try out bass, great bass and contrabass recorders. Recorder teachers are also very welcome to attend our Recorder Days.

Next Concert

    There are currently no planned Concerts

    Contact us to find out about concert dates to be arranged

Next Course

  • Easter Course 2015

    7th-11th April 2015

    There is no audition requirement for our Easter Course and there is a option for day students to join in.

  • Summer Course 2015

    26th July- 1st August 2015

    Our week-long residential course is open to players aged 10-25 with a playing standard of Grade 5 up to Diploma. All players must audition for this course.

Next Audition

    There are currently no planned Auditions

    Contact us to find out about audition dates to be arranged

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