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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.


Patrons Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Jilly Gibson – Mayor of North Sydney
President Dr Antony Lau
Vice-President Niall Guiney
Treasurer Lily Zhang
Secretary Jasna Nicolson
Orchestra Manager Marcus Paxton
Personnel Manager Rapael Harvey
Publicity Manager Meg Isabelle Collis
Sponsorship Coordinator Michael Behar
General Executive Dr May-Sen Lee
Louis Sharpe
Alex Wentzel
Sofie Nicolson
Principal Guest Conductor Fabian Russell
Musical Advisors Shuti Huang
Frank Celata
Susan Blake


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