Tri-borough Youth Orchestra

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

Cost: £45 per term

16/09/2019 Wednesday 17:30 10 weeks per term

Course Info

Tri-borough Youth Orchestra

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The Tri-borough Youth Orchestra was established in 2015 to provide an exciting opportunity for aspiring musicians of an advanced standard (Grade 5 and above) 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 BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music and Wigmore Hall. 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 the 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 Phillip Scott, 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.

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.