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Young Sinfonia will perform in an afternoon concert in Gateshead after returning from a week touring the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Conductor Justin Doyle.
About Young Sinfonia
Young Sinfonia is the prestigious regional youth orchestra made up of around 40 players and trained by visiting conductors and members of Royal Northern Sinfonia. Young Sinfonia brings together outstanding young string, wind, brass and percussion players from the North of England. Members are aged 13-19 and play at the standard of grade 7/8 and above.
Over the past few years the orchestra has been conducted by international figures such as Garry Walker, Ainars Rubikis, Nicholas Kraemer and Jurjen Hempel and been joined by distinguished soloists such as Howard Shelley, and Mark Simpson, as well as providing concerto opportunities for its members.
Young Sinfonia perform concerts in venues across the North East and also far and wide on international tours. In October 2012 they toured to Singapore where they introduced the orchestra to several hundred school children in addition to rehearsing challenging English repertoire which they performed in both Singapore and Hall One in Gateshead. In 2014 they formed a partnership with the Solingen Youth Orchestra who visited the North East before Young Sinfonia spent a week in Germany playing repertoire by Dvorak and Mendelssohn. They have performed Mahler in Watford with the Purcell School Orchestra and Rimsky-Korsakov in Edinburgh with St Mary’s Music School. Programme choices reflect their close partnership with Royal Northern Sinfonia, covering 350 years of classical music from Bach to Butterworth.