Lucy plays with NYO

One of our senior violinists, Lucy Ruuskasnen, successfully auditioned for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and will be playing with them on their spring tour.  Drawing its intake from all over the UK, competition for places is fierce - especially in the violin section - so Lucy has done brilliantly!  Conducted by Mexican Carlos Miguel Prieto, the orchestra will play a programme from the Americas - North and South.

Revueltas Sensemayá
Chávez Symphony No.2 (Sinfonía India)
Gershwin Piano Concerto
Copland Symphony No.3The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in the Barbican Hall, London

Tour dates:

Fri 12 April 7.30pm
Southbank Centre, London
Box Office 020 3879 9555
£8-£22 / £5 under 25s

Sat 13 April 7.30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Box Office 0151 709 3789
£10-£27 / £5 under 25s

Sun 14 April 4.00pm
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Box Office 0121 780 3333
£12.50-£30 / £5 under 30s


Guide for Parents

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In accepting a student into The Music School, The City of Edinburgh Council is making a major commitment to resources, and if the School is to be of maximum benefit to its students this commitment must be matched by that of students and parents. This guide is intended to help parents play their part in the process.

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The Selection Procedure


A preliminary audition can be arranged through the Director of The Music School at any time during the academic year. On the basis of this informal meeting advice will be given on whether or not to proceed further. Those short-listed for a final audition will be called in for assessment by a panel of highly-renowned musicians from both within and outwith the School.

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