NYCC applications open

Applications are now open for the 43rd National Youth Concerto Competition, the most prestigious competition in Australia for string soloists aged up to 17 years. Past winners include Jane Peters (1978), Richard Tognetti (1980), Nicholas Milton (1985), Li-Wei Qin (1993), Ray Chen (2002) and many other leading professional musicians.

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Welcome!

Welcome to all of our new and returning members, families and supporters. With a very successful 2017 behind us, we look forward to 2018 featuring world premieres of new works by local composers, collaborations with guest ensembles and soloists, music camps, regional tours and day trips, and our National Youth Concerto Competition, all under the expert guidance of our conductors and tutors.

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Our 2018 Volunteers

QYO relies heavily on volunteers and we are pleased to introduce the 2018 volunteer teams for each of our orchestras and ensembles.

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QYS on Tour

The recently completed QYS tour was a great success with wonderful performances and receptions from audiences in China and Germany. The final concert earned a standing ovation from the 1,400 audience members in the Bamberg Concert Hall.

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Brass Quintet at Finland100

QYO member Tim Allen-Ankins and QYO alumni Patrick McKechie and Patrick Nowland performed the hymn tune from Sibelius’ Finlandia and other works as members of the Brown Snake Brass quintet at Parliament House on 2 Dec 2017. In the presence of the Finnish Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Lars Backström, the Finland 100 event celebrated 100 years of Finnish independence. 

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The Governor visits QYO

The Queensland Youth Symphony had the honour of performing for QYO Patron, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland in a special concert for our patron members and donors, to thank them for their contributions towards the 2017 QYS International Tour.

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2017 Finale Concert

470 members of the Queensland Youth Orchestras performed in a sold out Finale Concert at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

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Yebin Yoo wins the NYCC

Congratulations to 17 year old NSW violinist Yebin Yoo who has been awarded 1st prize in the 42nd National Youth Concerto Competition.

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