TVYO Auditions 2019

Tees Valley Youth Orchestra auditions for 2019/20
TVYO Auditions for 2019/20
Conductor: Nicholas Nowicki

Day: Fridays during term time
Time: 6.25pm-9.15pm
Venue: Teesside High School
The Avenue
TS16 9AT

Please note that membership of the orchestra requires a commitment to attend weekly rehearsals during term time in order to prepare for concerts. Orchestra members come from all over the North-East of England in order to attend and participate in this unique and high level youth orchestra.

The Orchestra
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 Festival of Music for Youth for the last five years, performing in 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 Vigadó 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 will last approximately 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 evenings.

Minimum requirements
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

Current Charges
Currently, for those already registered with TVMS there is no additional charge for membership of TVYO.
For those not already registered, the ensemble membership charge is £15 per month currently.

If you wish to audition, fill your details below and it will be submitted to us. 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 or email it to the address below. We will be in touch with you shortly after receiving your application.

If you require further details, telephone Chris Lewis, Assistant Manager,TVMS (01642-603600) or email or Nicholas Nowicki, Conductor TVYO,

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TVYO performing Shostakovich symphony no.10 at Sage Gateshead in July 2017
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