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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.

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 at the start of the 2020 - 2021 Season. The deadline for applications is Friday 31 July 2020. Please note your application may not be considered for an audition if it is submitted after this date.

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.