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This week three of the best young South African orchestral musicians will embark on a journey to Amsterdam to spend a week with the world famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO). This exchange programme is part of a partnership between the RCO, the KZN Philharmonic and the South African National Youth Orchestra.
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We are looking for current orchestra members and alumni who would be keen to do chamber music concerts to raise funds for bursaries for orchestra courses in 2016. If you would like to get involved (playing or planning!) we would be most grateful. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 0832722117 for more info. Concerts can happen anywhere and a few are already being planned that you can slot in to.
Audition for the National Youth Orchestras 2016
Hundreds of young musicians are expected to apply to audition for a place in the prestigious South African National Youth Orchestra.
The orchestra is formed each year at the National Youth Orchestra Courses and comprises the top talent of young South African musicians. Members include players from communities all over the country, and are chosen on merit through two auditions. The first of these is an anonymous recorded audition after which a live audition played behind-screen, in front of an expert audition panel. The South African …
In the heart of the winter the South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation, will be hosting their annual winter course from the 27 June – 2 July in Potchefstroom. During this winter course the musicians will be australian practicing under the guidance of South African conductor Matheu Kieswetter, and Norwegian conductor, Bjørn Breistein.
Babalwa works on Operations and is an Orchestra Manager in training. She has been on the Nationals Team since 2013.
She has toured to Argentina with the NMMU Choir in 2011 and was awarded a French South Africa Seasons/ South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation scholarship for an arts management exchange to France to work with the French National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra of Iraq in 2013.
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