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Con students selected for RYO London Symphony Orchestra project

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Congratulations to the 11 Central Coast Conservatorium of Music students who have been selected for Regional Youth Orchestra NSW’s 2023 season with London Symphony Orchestra. 

Violinists Ellen Barnes, Claire Berecry-Brown, Jasmine Bridgland, Minjy Lee, Kaito Deed and Gene Park have been selected alongside bassoonist Xavier Cardozo, oboe player Theodore Brown, Anya Sandeman on trombone and flautists Elana Sydenham and Kayla Lush.

The first RYO project of the year starts on April 29 when students will travel to Sydney for five days to rehearse and perform with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra at Sydney Opera House. 

Activities will include tutti rehearsals and sectionals with LSO musicians and the chance to watch LSO rehearsals, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. 

On Wednesday 3 May, RYO will perform at Sydney Opera House before attending an evening concert with LSO. 

About Regional Youth Orchestra NSW

The Regional Youth Orchestra NSW (RYO) is an audition-based youth orchestra for talented students from NSW Regional Conservatoriums.

RYO provides students opportunities to play with other regional youth musicians and learn from leading conductors, orchestras and artists from Australia and the world.

RYO holds annual auditions to assemble a cohort of talented students for a youth orchestra. Members grow, develop and extend their orchestral experience, working together as a team on a range of projects.

NSW Regional Conservatorium students have participated in orchestral projects with the following partners:

  • Opera Australia Orchestra 
  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 
  • London Symphony Orchestra 
  • Australian World Orchestra 
  • Sydney Conservatorium 
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra 
  • Staatskapelle Berlin and Sydney Opera House 
  • Regional Arts NSW Artlands and Artstate Festivals