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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 an annual concert series with a focus on works from the late 19th and 20th centuries and by contemporary Australian composers. Throughout its 52-year history, 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.


- 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: weekly weekend tutorials plus more 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 2019: 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