Founded in 1959 to provide gifted young musicians in Norfolk the opportunity to develop their skills and gain advanced performing experience.
It meets twice a year through residential courses where young players work with professional tutors - culminating in a public concert performance.
Becoming part of NCYO gives participants access to courses run by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, one of the world’s leading performing arts universities.
Applications to NCYO are open to string, woodwind, brass and percussion players up to the age of 18. Players should be of approximately Grade 6 standard, and they apply for each course.