2017 Auditions

Join NSWYO in 2017!
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The 2017 NSWYO series includes
Mahler Symphony No. 1, ‘The Titan’
Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Stravinsky Rite of Spring
Simon Tedeschi playing Gershwin


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Patrons: Professor the Hon. Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Mayor of North Sydney Cr. Jilly Gibson

Concert Testimonials

  • The inaugural concert was a delight to attend. There is no doubt that this young symphony orchestra has raised the bar with their exceptional playing. The energy and enthusiasm was transmitted to a receptive audience. The high standard of performance was most impressive, and we all look forward to hearing more of them under the baton of their charismatic conductor, Maestro Thomas Tsai.
    "Judy Deacon Young Virtuosi Coordinator FM 102.5 Fine Music"

  • Amazing concert. The standard of the young players was impressive as was Thomas Tsai\'s masterful artistry and conducting by memory. Sydney watch out, this is definitely an orchestra to keep an eye out for!
    "Elizabeth Lim (from Facebook)"

  • What an exhilarating performance of this gargantuan work under the deft baton of Thomas Tsai. It is obvious he has developed a unique physical language with these gifted young musicians. How marvellous to be blown sideways by demonstrable technical assurance, passion and maturity of interpretation by those so young. Congratulations on another fine concert NSYS!
    " Elizabeth Lim"

  • I was at your performance of Tschaikovsky\'s 5th at the Conservatorium a few weeks ago, and just wanted to congratulate you on a brilliant performance. Mr Tsai\'s musicianship and dynamic conducting educed the full musical potential from each of the students; I was spellbound. This was the best interpretation and performance of the symphony I\'ve ever heard in many years of concert-going - both here and overseas. Congratulations again!
    "With regards, Kate Nacard "

  • I just heard the most fantastic performance by a Youth Orchestra. The program included Beethoven Fidelio Overture, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Dvorak 7. This orchestra is great - one of the best youth orchestra programs I\'ve heard. Bravo Thomas Tsai.
    "Brendan Collins - Australian Composer (from Facebook)"