Sydney Youth Orchestra

The Sydney Youth Orchestra is SYO’s most senior orchestra, led by a range of guest conductors each year. Established in 1973 by legendary conductor and educator Peter Seymour, it has been the training ground for Australia’s future professional musicians, and its alumni can be heard in every major orchestra in Australia.

The Sydney Youth Orchestra provides outstanding and intensive training and performance activities that lead to the continued development of a musician’s technical and artistic excellence. Programs are broad ranging, including chamber music, orchestral music from the Classical, Romantic and Contemporary traditions, as well as new works by Australian composers. The Sydney Youth Orchestra is powered by SYO.

SYO is a not-for-profit charity focused on providing a pathway for young musicians to connect, create and champion orchestral music.