Sydney Youth Orchestra

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Sydney Youth Orchestra
Origin Sydney
Occupation(s) Youth orchestra
Years active 1973 (1973)–present
Website syo.com.au

The Sydney Youth Orchestra (or SYO), is the flagship orchestra of the Sydney Youth Orchestras family. The SYO provides orchestral training to young musicians in the age range 6–25 years.[1]

Sydney Youth Orchestras consists of eleven different ensembles of varying standards Although All of SYO’s programs offer a high level of performance opportunities to those who join. Many of the members of the SYO (the most senior orchestra) have progressed through the various lower level ensembles within the association, although it is not a requirement for entry.

Ensembles[edit]

Orchestral Fundamentals Program[edit]

  • Stage 1, String Orchestras (strings only)
  • Stage 2, String Orchestras (strings only)
  • Stage 3, String Orchestras (strings only)
  • Stage 4, Sinfonia (string, wind, brass and percussion)

Senior Ensembles[edit]

  • Sydney Youth Orchestra Philharmonic (SYOP) – symphony orchestra with 75 total instruments
  • Peter Seymour Orchestra (PSO) – 30 stringed instruments and 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, optional 2 Trumpets, optional 2 Clarinets and optional timpani
  • Symphonic Wind Orchestra (SWO) – 60 players with instruments including flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, tuba and percussion)
  • Western Sydney Youth Orchestra (WSYO) – the newest member of the SYO family. Conducted by James Pensini. Willing to take on anyone who plays an instrument of the traditional symphony orchestra

Other Ensembles[edit]

  • TangoOz. Led by Tango specialist Maggie Ferguson, TangoOz was established in 2009 as a Tango Orchestra to give young musicians the unique opportunity to learn and play authentic Argentine tango music.

Alumni[edit]

  • Over the past 43 years, SYO has championed excellence in music education and fostered a love of music in over 5,500 young musicians, contributing to the cultural identity of Sydney, Australia and the world.
  • SYO's Alumni continues to enrich our community through outstanding music performance, education and arts administration as well as excelling in business and corporate worlds.

Alumni 1970s[edit]

Alumni 1980s[edit]

  • Anneke Altman (Violin – 1988–92)
  • Phillip Arkinstall (Clarinet – 1987–94)
  • John Armstrong (Oboe – 1984–86)
  • Ani Aznavoorian (Cello – 1987–94)
  • Matthew Bailey (French Horn & Trumpet- 1983, 1984–85 & 1996–02)
  • Melissa Barnard (Cello – 1980–85)
  • Andrew Barnes (Bassoon – 1987–92)
  • Kristy Beilharz (Violin – 1986–87)
  • Jennifer Bell (French Horn – 1987–95)
  • Diane Berger (Flute – 1987–90)
  • Brigid Bolliger (Flute – 1982 & 1984–85)
  • Mark Bruwel (Oboe – 1980–81)
  • Robert Busan (Clarinet – 1980–85)
  • Paul Champion (Clarinet – 1986–89)
  • Anthony Chesterman (Oboe – 1985–1987)
  • Myee Clohessy (Violin – 1984–87)
  • Brad Cohen (Violin – Early 1980s)
  • Susan Collins (Violin – 1984)
  • Virginia Comerford (Viola – 1983–87)
  • Mathhew Coorey (French Horn – 1986–95)
  • Phillip Cowdery (Violin – 1984)
  • Charlie Coy (Violin – 198, 1999–03 & 2005–09) now Co-Founder & Director, Sketch Evolution Pty Limited
  • Lucinda Cran (Bassoon – 1980–81)
  • Juliet Curtin (Violin & Viola – 1988 & 1992–97)
  • Rosemary Curtin (Viola – 1981–89)
  • Adam Darvell (Violin & Viola – 1980–84 & 1986)
  • Amber Davis (Violin – 1984–87)
  • Tania Davis (Violin – 1983–84 & 1986–87)
  • Nick Deutsch (Oboe – 1988–89)
  • Grant Dickson (Oboe – 1980–81)
  • Sarah Dunn (Violin – 1984–86)
  • Madeleine Easton (Violin – 1986–96)
  • Rachel Easton (Violin – 1986–95)
  • James Eccles (Violin & Viola – 1986–94)
  • Douglas Eyre (Bassoon – 1982–83)
  • James Fortune (Flute – 1986 & 1988–94)
  • Paul Goodchild (Trumpet – 1986)
  • [Goodridge] (Violin – 1980–83)
  • Anna Hansen (Violin – 1989)
  • Ben Harris-Roxas (Cello – 1986–88 & 1990)
  • Alex Henry (Double Bass – 1985)
  • Kirsty Hilton (Violin – 1984–93)
  • Chris Howes (French Horn – 1985–87)
  • Luisa Hyams (Violin – 1986–93)
  • Andrea Keller (Saxophone – 1987)
  • Nadia Kelvin (Violin – 1981–82 & 1984–86)
  • Deborah Lander (Viola – 1981)
  • Elizabeth Lim (Clarinet – 1986–89)
  • Jemima Littlemore (Violin – 1983–93)
  • Prem Love (Flute – 1987–2000)
  • Scott Marshall (Oboe – 1989 & 1991–93)
  • Eszter Mikes-Liu (Cello – 1985–87)
  • Rachael Miller (Violin – 1983 & 1987–92)
  • Bridget Minatel (Violin – 1992–1999 & 2002)
  • Karella Mitchell (Cello – 1983 & 1986–95)
  • Ed Morris (Violin – 1987–88, 1999–02 & 2011)
  • Simon Murphy (Viola – 1981–84 & 1986–89)
  • Guy Noble (Piano – 1984)
  • Geoffrey O'Reilly (French Horn – 1987–89)
  • Irene Park (Violin – 1986–89)
  • Jenifer Penno (Double Bass – 1982–85)
  • Andrew Piper (Trumpet – 1988–89)
  • Veronique Serrett (Violin – 1983–84 & 1986)
  • Kirsten Shlomowitz (nee Le Strange) (Violin – 1984–93)
  • Phillip South (Percussion – 1984–86 & 1988–90)
  • Ronald Spigelman (Trumpet – 1983–86)
  • Jane Stacy (Oboe – 1983–85)
  • Leanne Sullivan (Violin & Trumpet – 1984–87)
  • Scott Taggat (Violin – 1983)
  • Andrew Tait (Double Bass – 1984)
  • Duncan Tolmie (Oboe – 1981–87)
  • Justin Tyler (Violin – 1981–82 & 1984–85)
  • Warwick Tyrell (Trombone – 1983–84)
  • Andra Uilrichs (Viola – 1981–82 & 1984–85)
  • Greg van der Struik (Trombone – 1986–87)
  • Anthony Walker (Cello – 1984–85)
  • Allan Watson (Percussion – 1985)
  • Daniel Weltlinger (Violin – 1986–89, 1991–94 & 1996)
  • David Wickham (Cello – 1984–85)
  • Lyn Williams (Harp – 1980, 1984 & 1986)
  • Asmira Woodward-Page (Violin – 1982–83)
  • Karen Yap (Cello – 1989)
  • Marianne Yeomans (Violin & Viola – 1989–95)
  • Zhenya Yourlo (Violin – 1982–83 & 1986–89)
  • Yvonne Zammit (Violin – 1988–89)


Alumni 1990s[edit]

  • Anna Albert (Violin – 1990–92 &1995–2000)
  • William d'Avigdor (Viola – 1996-06)
  • Alex Bieri (Trumpet – 1996–2006)
  • Lauren Brigden (Viola – 1996–97)
  • Elizabeth Chee (Oboe – 1993–98)
  • Marcus Coleman (Cello – 1992, 2000–02 & 2005)
  • Nicholas Comino (Cello – 1991–99)
  • Guy du Blêt (Percussion – 1996–97)
  • Robert Campbell (Trumpet – 1990–91 & 1993–95)
  • Oliver Downes (Cello – 1996–2002)
  • Jacqueline Dossor (Double Bass – 1998–2000)
  • Thomas Dundas (Violin – 1998)
  • Claire Edwardes (Percussion – 1995–97)
  • Christopher Emerson (Violin & Viola – 1990–96)
  • Sam Ferguson (Oboe – 1990–2000 & 2002)
  • Nicole Forsyth (Viola – 1991–94)
  • Alison Frilingos (Cello – 1992–97)
  • Danielle Funston (Violin – 1992–93, 1995 & 1998–2002)
  • Eyse Glenn (Violin – 1996–2000)
  • Phillip Green (Clarinet – 1995–97)
  • Lisa Grosman (Violin – 1991–95)
  • Neela Hetzal de Fonseka (nee de Fonseka) (Viola – 1995–2000)
  • Alex Hirst (Tuba – 1998–99)
  • Andrew Howes (Violin – 1999–2005 & 2010)
  • Hayley Järvi (nee Reid) (Flute – 1994-01)
  • Adam Jeffrey (Percussion – 1998–2002)
  • Jessica Johns (Violin – 1990–93)
  • Roslyn Jorgensen (Trombone – 1999)
  • Naoko Keatley (nee Miyamoto) (Violin – 1991–99)
  • Tim Kearney (Violin – 1997)
  • Francis Kefford (Viola – 1996–2000)
  • Matthew Larsen (Clarinet – 1995–96)
  • Emily Long (Violin – 1991–2001)
  • Eleasha Mah (Violin – 1990–97)
  • Gary McGibbon (Tuba – 1997–98)
  • Fiona McNamara (Bassoon – 1990–91)

Alumni 2000s[edit]

Alumni 2010s[edit]

References[edit]

External links Official website|http://www.syo.com.au/ Ǎ~|¡ℳ♠♥See also List of symphony orchestras