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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RT @youthESO: Still looking for a BASSOONIST for a wind 5tet! Gr.7+. One day chamber music day in Worcester on Wed 31 Oct, 9am-5.30pm @ESMW…

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RT @youthESO: VIOLA/CELLO/DOUBLE BASS needed (a few more violins would be welcome too!). String Orchestra Workshop led by the @EnglishSymph…

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We're delighted to announce our 25th anniversary concert will take place on Sunday 21st July at the Symphony Hall B… https://t.co/YJHfnCDPNC

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RT @youthESO: Advanced (grade 7+) woodwind/brass chamber day on Wed 31st Oct in Worcester. We need a few more players to complete groups -…

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To celebrate our 25th anniversary we are establishing The NSSO Chorus! Offering enthusiastic choral singers (aged… https://t.co/FOsiJJ6f8D

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NSSO, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern, WR14 3DF

T: 01684 581640 // 01684 581616

Latest News

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.

NSSO Rehearsal July 11, 2018

A short snippet from yesterday’s rehearsal in St Edmunds Hall with Richard Dickins…enjoy! Watch more of all three of orchestras over on the National Schools Symphony Orchestra YouTube channel.