SYO 2019 UK International Tour

The Sydney Youth Orchestra’s UK tour in April 2019 will visit the musically rich cities of Cardiff, Manchester, London, Cambridge and Oxford. The tour will give students the opportunity to perform in world-renowned venues, work with leading classical musicians from orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and attend performances by world-class orchestras. The tour will also include audition seminars with the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal College of Music in London and include visits to important sites in each city.

Meet Geoffrey Paterson, SYO Tour Conductor 2019



  •  All tour participants must be SYO members in 2019.
  • All applicants from The Sydney Youth Orchestra and SYO Philharmonic will be given preference when tour placements are considered.
  • Expressions of Interest will also be accepted from members of the Peter Seymour Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Western Sydney Youth Orchestra; however, their inclusion in the tour will be at the discretion of the SYO Conductors and staff.
  • Expressions of Interest will also be accepted from musicians who are not current SYO members, but are interested in joining for 2019. In this case, acceptance will be determined by a video audition. Individuals will be contacted with the details.
  • Please note: all payments are non-refundable because flights, hotels, venues, concert tickets, meal costs etc have to be made in advance of the tour and are non-refundable by the providers.