National Youth Orchestra

Since 1970, The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland (NYOI) has provided professional leadership and inspiration to talented young Irish musicians through intense orchestral training and performance opportunities of the highest standard. Aged between 12 and 18, its current members are selected through competitive national auditions and represent the best young musical talent that Ireland has to offer, both north and south of the border.

NYOI programmes create opportunities for young musicians to engage with each other on a national level and to perform and interact with professional musicians and conductors. It is a unique environment through which they are influenced by the practice and standards of those around them and by their professional mentors.