Welcome to the
National Schools Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating 25 years of music making

14th – 21st July 2019

For the past 25 years, the National Schools Symphony Orchestra has provided intensive, high-quality orchestral experience for young players aged 9-19. Each course provides a stimulating and rewarding mix of individual coaching by expert tutors, playing in small ensembles, sectional and full rehearsals, and a final concert at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

The annual courses of the National Schools Symphony Orchestra are held at Malvern College, where the outstanding facilities, along with its beautiful surroundings in the heart of Elgar country, have added greatly to the enjoyment of all course members – children and staff alike.

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Latest News

NSSO Sinfonia will join with exciting singer-songwriter Emi McDade February 7, 2019

On 21st July 2019 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, NSSO Sinfonia will join with the exciting young singer-songwriter Emi McDade to perform Never Forget, written by NSSO Patron Patrick Doyle, who wrote scores for Harry Potter, Thor and Disney’s Brave. The song provides the haunting closing moments of Kenneth Branaugh’s film of Murder on the Orient Express and was originally […]

Steve Bingham joins the NSSO team September 27, 2018

We’re delighted to announce Steve Bingham is joining us as Conductor and Head of Strings for Young NSSO. Steve has worked with a variety of youth orchestras and is currently principal conductor for Ely Sinfonia, Ad Hoc Sinfonia and the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Welcome, Steve!

Daniel Lauro September 6, 2018

We’re delighted to hear Daniel Lauro (alumnus) has recently been accepted into the London Philharmonic Orchestra Junior Artist Scheme.  Daniel assisted us this year, organising the percussion team and played in both Wells and Malvern concerts. Congratulations Daniel, we wish you a bright and successful musical future.