Established in 1973 by legendary conductor and educator Peter Seymour, The Sydney Youth Orchestra has become an important stepping stone for hundreds of young musicians into professional careers in the music and arts sector.
The Sydney Youth Orchestra is powered by SYO. SYO is a not-for-profit charity focused on providing a pathway for young musicians to connect, create and champion orchestral music.
We empower young people as creatives and expose them to new creative practice, composition and space
We preserve and acknowledge the importance of the classical canon and young people having the opportunity to present works with an informed sense of style
Embrace partnerships as the facilitator of a dynamic dialogue between art forms, artists and young people
We expose young people to differing perspectives through repertory, touring and cross-cultural collaboration
Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales is the 39th Governor of New South Wales, commencing her five year tenure on 2 May 2019. Prior to her appointment as Governor, Her Excellency enjoyed a long and distinguished law career spanning 43 years, during which time she served as a role model for women in law at both the State and national level. Her Excellency brings her deep commitment to education, youth leadership, human rights and social justice to the role in service of the people of New South Wales.