Tri-borough Youth Orchestra

Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, London W6 0QL

Cost: £40 per term

31/10/2018 Wednesday 17:30 10 weeks per term

Course Info

Thank you for your interest in TBMH Tuition. We provide a broad range of out of school musical activities after school during the week and on Saturdays for children and young people aged 5-18. Below you can find details of our current activities for the academic year 2018-2019. There are limited places available for our current programme, so please contact if you are interested in your child joining us for the summer term.

We will be launching our new programme for 2019-2020 here on Wednesday 24th April when we will be taking new applications for September. Please check back in then to view our full programme and to complete your application form. Please note the application deadline for all activity for 2019-2020 is Friday 24th May.

Auditions will be held in the second half of the summer term (where applicable) and confirmation of tuition will be sent out by the end of July.

The Tri-borough Youth Orchestra was established in 2015 to provide an exciting opportunity for aspiring musicians of an advanced standard to come together in weekly rehearsals leading to regular performance. 

Based at the Lyric Hammersmith, the orchestra is privileged and uniquely positioned to benefit from connections with the Tri-borough Music Hub's partner organisations, which include the strategic partners, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Albert Hall, and others including Aurora orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music, Wigmore Hall. The Lyric itself is a theatre with a vibrant programme of youth arts activity. Membership of the Tri-borough Youth Orchestra includes membership of the "Young Lyric", and therefore unlimited access to the building and activities.  Supported by our fantastic partner organisations this new orchestra has high aspirations and a bright future.

The orchestra explores a range of repertoire from the classics through to contemporary works. Led by inspiring conductor Justin Fung, the orchestra offers a strong training and coaching for its players - the Music Hub's tutors, who also have a professional performance portfolio, and members of the Royal College of Music Sparks outreach team work side-by-side with each section of the orchestra offering guidance and support at every rehearsal and performance.

This new orchestra is gaining a reputation for its exciting sound, and programme of activity in some of Central London’s fabulous venues: in 2016-17 we’ll be performing at the Royal Albert Hall’s sumptuous Elgar Room in Autumn and Spring, and plans are afoot for a Spring holiday course.

Audition requirements:

The TBYO auditions last approximately ten minutes, and you will meet the conductor and one of the orchestra tutors.

You will need to prepare:

  •          a short piece, or an extract of a piece that you really enjoy playing, and that shows off a strong aspect of your ability
  •          a short orchestral excerpt which will be sent to you prior to your audition (about 16 bars of a study for your instrument)
  •          a set of scales and arpeggios which will be sent to you prior to your audition

The Tri-borough Youth Orchestra rehearses for ten weeks each term, with a break for half term. 

Follow this link to view the full term dates.