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A youth orchestra for musicians, run by musicians and parents

NSWYO is a not-for-profit organisation run by a volunteer committee of players and parents. This ensures the players’ best interests are always our primary focus.

While we have not yet named a new Artistic Director, NSWYO is very fortunate to retain the services of two of the finest conductors in Australia.  Shuti Huang, a violinist and long-standing member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is our Musical Adviser. We are also advised by other members of SSO who provide our tutorials.


Patron Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
President Dr Antony Lau
Vice-President Niall Guiney
Treasurer Lily Zhang
Artistic Director
Musical Adviser Shuti Huang
Orchestra Manager Sofie Nicolson
Sponsorship P/F  Michael Behar
Secretary/Librarian Jasna Nicolson