National Youth Recorder Orchestras Great Britain

  • In rehearsal at the Summer 2106 Course in Germany

    In rehearsal at the Summer 2106 Course in Germany

  • Relaxing at our barbecue on the Summer Course 2016 in Germany

    Relaxing at our barbecue on the Summer Course 2016 in Germany

  • Learning about breathing!

    Learning about breathing!

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

  • Easter Concert 2017

    15th April 2017

    This informal concert is the showcase for the work done by students on the Easter Course at Rugby. There is no charge for this event and all are welcome.

  • Summer Concert 2017

    29th July 2017

    This concert is the culmination of the Summer Course 2017. Booking opens on 1st April 2017.

Next Course

  • Easter Course 2017

    11th-15th April 2017

    The Easter Course is once again at our regular venue, Rugby School. There will be auditions for the Summer Course 2017 during the week, which will also be available to students not attending the Easter Course.

  • Summer Course 2017

    23rd-29th July 2017

    Our week-long residential course in York from 23rd-29th July 2017 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

  • Exeter Recorder Day 2017

    Sunday, 5th February 2017

    A fun day for recorder players aged 8 to 25 (Grade 3 to Diploma) and recorder teachers at St. Luke's Church Rooms, Countess Wear. You can audition for our Summer Course 2017 at this event.

  • Edinburgh Recorder Day 2017

    19th February 2017

    Young recorder players and teachers are invited to come and try a day of recorder playing with NYRO, led by our regular tutors. You can audition for the Summer Course 2017 at this event.

  • Easter Course 2017

    11th-15th April 2017

    The Easter Course is once again at our regular venue, Rugby School. There will be auditions for the Summer Course 2017 during the week, which will also be available to students not attending the Easter Course.

  • Oxford Recorder Day 2017

    Sunday, 30th April 2017

    A fun day of playing for young recorder players from Grade 3 upwards at Rye St. Anthony School. Players who are not quite ready to join in a full NYRO day or have not reached the minimum grade standard are welcome to join us for the afternoon session. Auditions for the Summer Course 2017 will be held at this event.

  • London Recorder Day 2017

    Sunday, 28th May 2017

    If you live in the London area, are aged between 8 and 25 and love playing the recorder, then we'd like to see you at our London Recorder Day at James Allen's Girls' School.

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