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Meet the West Midlands musicians performing with the NYO

The National Youth Orchestra is a team like no other. The 164 musicians - who are bound together by their love for classical music, their desire to be challenged, and their enthusiasm for inspiring others - come from all over the UK, including some very talented teenagers from the West Midlands.

Kynan Violin I

Kynan Walker is 15-years-old and plays the Violin. From Sutton Coldfield, Kynan really enjoys listening to chamber music.

Maisie Stewart

Maisie Stewart is another 15-year-old violinist. From Birmingham, Maisie thinks teenagers should care about classical music "Because it's cool!!"

Lucas Trumpet

Lucas Houldcroft is 18-years-old and currently on his Gap Year. This trumpet player from Birmingham is currently a mentor at one of the weekly Birmingham music service schools' ensembles.

Hearing is believing: and until you’ve heard the 164 young players of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain raising the roof of Symphony Hall, you don’t know what young musicians can do!

Conductor Kwamé Ryan will unleash the full power of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at Symphony Hall on Saturday 7 April 2018.

The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers will then be conducted by composer Sir George Benjamin on Friday 3 August 2018 with a programme of Ravel, Ligeti and Mussorgsky.