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Liverpool Philharmonic, one of the UK’s most forward-looking music organisations.

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Patron: Sir Simon Rattle

Are you aged 13 - 23?

Do you play an orchestral instrument?

Would you like to join a top music organisation?

Then read on....

Click here to apply to join the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra >>

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra brings together the region's finest young musicians to make music, be inspired, and have fun in a series of exhilarating performances at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Joining Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will open up a world of opportunities: 

  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends
  • Perform exciting symphonic works with fantastic conductors and brilliant soloists
  • Experience the excitement of performing at the world famous Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Be inspired by coaching from the professional musicians of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sit alongside the pros in our annual side-by-side rehearsal with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Compete to perform as concerto soloist with Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

When you join Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, you're not just joining a youth orchestra - you'll become part of one of the oldest and most prestigious musical organisations in the UK.  As a Youth Orchestra member, you'll benefit further from discounted concert tickets and work experience opportunities with Liverpool Philharmonic. 

'As both an experience of large symphonic repertoire and a fantastic venue, being a member of the orchestra was a great opportunity and an early eye-opener as to the standards expected of a professional musician.' John, freelance violinist living and working in London


Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs three concerts each season at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. It is also invited to give concerts in community settings, as well as providing small ensembles for functions and events. The orchestra is committed to international touring and has performed in many countries worldwide, including Poland, Spain, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Upcoming Concerts

Sunday 15 March 2015 2.30pm

(please note start time)
 Prelude to Die Meistersinger
Brahms Double Concerto#
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Arnold English Dances, Set 2, Op.33
Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien*

Simon Emery conductor
Vasily Petrenko conductor*
Rakhvinder Singh violin#
Jonathan Aasgaard cello#

Sunday 17 May 2015 7.30pm

Enescu Rumanian Rhapsody in D major, No.2
Johann Strauss II By the Beautiful Blue Danube
Richard Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Simon Emery conductor
LPYO Concerto Winner*
*Members of the Youth Orchestra audition for the opportunity to appear as soloist in this concert

Interested in joining?

To find out about what's involved in becoming a member of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, visit our Join the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra page.

Adopt a Musician from the Youth Orchestra

Click here to find out more about adopting a musician from the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.


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