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News

October 12, 2017

25th Anniversary Course and Tour applications are OPEN!

  2018 sees the Ulster Youth Orchestra celebrate its 25th anniversary and big plans are underway to take UYO on tour to Vienna and Bratislava. The […]
September 26, 2017

UYO Office undergoes transformation!

When Paula Klein (General Manager) and Ruth McCann (Administrator) returned from their annual orchestral residential course this summer they were speechless when they found that their […]
September 13, 2017

UO & UYO PES Scheme musicians announced

The Ulster Orchestra and Ulster Youth Orchestra are delighted to announce the very first cohort of young musicians have been chosen for their brand new Professional […]
August 16, 2017

Ulster Youth Orchestra Summer Concerts

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Berlioz’s masterpiece Symphonie fantastique – performed by 90 of Northern Ireland’s most talented young musicians.  The Ulster Youth Orchestra’s annual […]
July 25, 2017

Michael McHale announced as new patron of UYO

The Ulster Youth Orchestra has announced the appointment of international concert pianist Michael McHale as a new Patron.  Belfast-born Michael joins Sir James Galway and Barry […]
July 10, 2017

Professional Experience Scheme for UYO players with Ulster Orchestra

  The Ulster Orchestra, in partnership with the Ulster Youth Orchestra, is delighted to announce the opening of a professional development programme where music students normally […]
June 12, 2017

David Smyth QC appointed as new Chair

The Ulster Youth Orchestra is very pleased to announce the appointment of David Smyth Q.C. as new chair of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Lady […]
June 12, 2017

New double bass tutor for Summer 2017

Meet Dominic Dudley – our double bass tutor for UYO 2017! We’re looking forward to welcoming him to UYO in August. Dominic Dudley was born in Dundee, […]
May 24, 2017

UYO/UO exclusive open rehearsal

May 23, 2017

Western Winds – Saturday 11th March 2017

Gerard McChrystal, international saxophonist, was a member of the Western Area Youth Orchestra in the 1980s. Since those early days playing 2nd clarinet he has studied […]