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Queensland Youth Symphony

The Queensland Youth Symphony is widely recognised as a world-class youth orchestra and is the leading ensemble of Queensland Youth Orchestras. QYS performs in an annual concert series with a focus on works from the late 19th and 20th centuries and by contemporary Australian composers. QYS has toured and performed extensively throughout Australia and internationally in thirteen overseas tours. Past members of QYS are active in Australia and abroad as soloists, teachers, chamber musicians and members of major symphony orchestras. Planning is currently underway for a 3-week international tour by QYS to China and Europe in June/July 2020, including the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival in Scotland.


- 100-member symphony orchestra
- Standard professional orchestral repertoire
- Conductor: John Curro AM MBE (since 1966)
- Rehearsals: Saturday 9.00am-12.45pm at the Old Museum Building (some Sunday mornings if required)
- Sectional tutorials: Some Saturday afternoons plus other times if required by section leaders or tutors

- Min. AMEB Grade 8 (guide only)
- Flute & clarinet min. AMEB AMusA (guide only)
- Maximum age limit as at 31 December 2020: 25 years

- Violin 1 (16), violin 2 (16), viola (14), cello (12),
double bass (10)
- Flute (2), piccolo (1), oboe (2), cor anglais (1), clarinet Bb & A (2), bass clarinet (1), bassoon (2), contrabassoon (1)
- French horn (5), trumpet (3), trombone (2), bass trombone (1), tuba (1)
- Timpani (1), percussion (3)

Upcoming Concerts