TVYO is a high standard, thriving full-size youth orchestra which gives several concerts each year in the Teesside area and beyond, including foreign tours. It regularly tackles exciting repertoire, and recent concerts have included critically acclaimed performances of Shostakovich’s Symphonies No. 5, 7 and 10 at Sage Gateshead. The orchestra has been finalists in the National Youth Festival of Music for Youth for the last five years, performing is Symphony Hall, Birmingham. In 2017, they were awarded a National Award. In July 2014 they performed at the Florence International Festival of Youth Orchestras in Italy and toured Hungary in 2016, culminating in a sold-out-concert at the famous Vigado Concert Hall on the banks of the Danube. In 2018, they toured to Granada and Seville. They will also be performing at Carnegie Hall, NYC in July 2019 for their 50th anniversary.
Auditions are quite light hearted and designed to make you feel at ease to play. They are not onerous or scary! The audition lasts approximatley 10 minutes and players will be asked to play a piece of their own choice, to play some scales which will be selected by the panel from the Grade 5 syllabus or the grade currently being worked towards, and to sight-read. Auditions take place on Friday evening.
Strings and Percussion players should be Grade 5 or above. Brass and Woodwind players should be Grade 6 or above. These are guidelines only. Players are welcome to apply if their playing shows potential, and their application is supported by a teacher.
Currently, for those already registered with TVMS there is no additional charge for membership of Tees Valley Youth Orchestra.
For those not already registered, the ensemble membership charge is £15 per month currently.
If you wish to audition, complete the application form online. Alternatively you can print off a copy and send it to:
TVYO Auditions, Tees Valley Music Service, Frederick Nattrass Centre, Swale Road, Stockton on Tees, TS20 1BY.
We will be in touch with you shortlyt after receiving your application.