Empowering Musical Ambassadors.
The National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China) was founded in 2016 with the goal of providing China’s finest young musicians access to world-class education and performance opportunities, in so doing allowing them to serve as ambassadors for their country and generation on a global stage. Each year since, NYO-China has brought together exceptional young students for a training residency with faculty drawn from the first desks of top tier orchestras around the world. After two weeks of intensive rehearsal, members embark on a concert tour visiting premier international venues alongside a world-renowned conductor and soloist.
NYO-China’s students have performed in some of the finest international venues and for many of the world’s leading dignitaries, while it’s concerts have been broadcast to millions of viewers around the world. The entire program is provided at no costs to students; all expenses, including tuition, travel, and housing, are covered in order to ensure that no talented musician is ever turned away for lack of funds.
This coming summer, NYO-China will visit premier venues in the most storied capitals of music across Europe. In July of 2019, students will gather for two weeks of training held on campus within China, and thereafter embark on a week-long concert tour of the European continent alongside two of the world’s premier artists. More information and audition details to be released shortly.
In 2018, NYO-China returned with a training residency focused on the art of chamber music performance and held on campus at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. After two weeks, students presented a series of chamber concerts held throughout China, including performances at the Central Conservatory of Music, the Yale Center and American Embassy in Beijing, and the Qingdao and Chuansha music festivals.
NYO-China launched in 2017 with a two-week residency and a concert tour of the United States and China, featuring Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot and renowned pianists Yuja Wang and Olga Kern and beginning with a debut presented by Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim from numerous publications, including The New York Times.