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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.

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra rehearses on a project basis in evenings and weekends working towards a concert, and not a weekly schedule, with Artistic Director for Youth Ensembles, Simon Emery. The Youth Orchestra perform regularly at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and have recently toured across North of England.

Youth Orchestra members work regularly with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra musicians, including side-by-side rehearsals and performances, as well as with guest conductors, including Vasily Petrenko, Andrew Manze and Jessica Cottis.

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra alumni have gone on to study at top universities and music colleges, 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 Royal Northern College of Music and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

Come & Play with Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Sunday 23 February 2020 1pm – 4.30pm (venue to be confirmed with registration)

Perfect for anyone interested in finding out more about Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, this Come & Play is for players who are grade 6+, aged between 11 and 22.

Working with Simon Emery, Youth Ensembles Artistic Director, and members of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, you’ll get the chance to sit next to other talented young people from across the North West and work on exhilarating orchestral repertoire.

It’s also a great way to learn more about Youth Orchestra if you are interested in auditioning for Youth Orchestra later in the year.

If you'd like additional information about the event, please email youthcompany@liverpoolphil.com


Join Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

If you would like to apply for an audition for Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra please complete the form below. Applicants should be aged between 12 and 23 on 1 September.

Our next set of auditions will be taking place for our 2019/20 season. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18 December 2019. Please note your application may not be considered for an audition if it is submitted after this date.

There are places available within Strings, Clarinet (limited spaces), Horn and Double Reeds.

If you have questions or want to find out more about Youth Orchestra please contact youthcompany@liverpoolphil.com or call 0151 210 2895 and ask for a member of the Learning Team.


 If you would like to pay for your subscription, please contact Box Office on 0151 709 3789.