Stage 1 Strings

Through exposure to music with a range of technical requirements, players in this stage will develop rhythmic and tonal skills, as well as learn how to interpret basic dynamic and style markings.

Repertoire for the Stage 1 String Orchestras include arrangements of music from the classical canon by Beethoven and Telemann as well as works especially for young musicians by respected pedagogical composers such as Richard Meyer and Stephen Chin.

Our conductors for our Stage 1 String Orchestras 2022 are Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich (SYO Alumni), Niamh Armstrong (SYO Alumni), Sandi Oh (SYO Alumni) and Alina Belshaw.

Repertoire Highlights

Soon Hee Newbold The Silver Forest

Stephen Chin Haunted Carousel

Stephen Chin Battle at The Great Wall

Richard Meyer Kabuki Dance

Keith Sharpe Kings Fiddler

Concerts and Events
Past Events

2022 Winter Showcase

Winter Showcase Saturday June 25 10am – 8pm The Sydney Conservatorium of Music About Conductors Concert Details Winter Showcase is an opportunity for our young

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Past Events

SYO Activate

SYO Activate was a wonderful event which showcased all the hard work each of our ensembles have put in over the past year. The end-of-year

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Coming Up

The Big Busk 2022

The Big Busk 2022 Thursday September 29 8:00am -6:00pm Various CBD locations The Big Busk – Australia’s only public celebration of youth and orchestral music. The

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“I started playing violin on my fifth birthday. The violin was the present I wanted. Mum tried to talk me out of it but it didn’t work. The violin is my baby and my passion. I play the piano too. When I grow up I want to be a paediatrician or a violin teacher or a conductor in Sydney Youth Orchestra. Russian composers are my favourite and my favourite piece is Russian Soldiers’ Dance.” –Dara




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