Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is for young people aged 13-23 from in and around Liverpool.

Founded in 1951 as Merseyside Youth Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra enjoys a reputation for high quality performances and excellent opportunities for its players. The Orchestra performs throughout the year at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and across the region.

Joining Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra opens a world of opportunities...

Perform exciting repertoire with inspirational conductor, Simon Emery
Attend sectional rehearsals led by players from Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Work with guest conductors, including Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Chief Conductor, and Andrew Manze
Attend workshops and master classes with internationally renowned artists
Perform side-by-side with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Have the opportunity to perform a concerto as a soloist with the Youth Orchestra
Enjoy playing and learning with talented, like-minded young musicians

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra alumni have gone on to study at top conservatoires, and play in the finest professional orchestras across the world, including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Some members of Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra also play with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and attend leading music institutions, including RNCM and LIPA.

Join Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Applications for the 2017/18 season are now open and auditions will take place in late Spring/early Summer 2017.

We suggest that musicians are of grade 7+ standard and have some previous orchestral experience.

Deadline for applications is Friday 31 March 2017.

To apply for an audition please follow the link below to the application form. For further information please email or phone 0151 210 1953.

If you filled in the form before 1 March and have not received a confirmation email, please re-submit your application using the new form below.


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