The Sydney Youth Orchestra

As the flagship ensemble of the SYO family, The Sydney Youth Orchestra is where Sydney’s most talented young musicians – those who aspire to the highest level of orchestral performance and a future as an orchestral musician – are to be found.
Since 1973, it has been the training ground for Australia’s future professional musicians, and its alum
ni can be heard in every major orchestra in Australia; they include Richard Tognetti, Kirsten Williams, Nigel Westlake, Shefali Pryor, Anne-Louise Comerford, Marina Marsden, Philip Arkinstall, Geoff O’Reilly, Matthew Coorey, Lyn Williams, Paul Goodchild and many more. Indeed, Australia’s professional orchestras simply would not exist without this concentrated training, and the Sydney Youth Orchestras is a place to learn the valuable practical skills which transform students into professionals.