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[24 May 2016 | Comments Off on International exchange to Amsterdam | ]
International exchange to Amsterdam

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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[17 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Chamber Music for Change! | ]
Chamber Music for Change!

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 team@sanyo.org.za or 0832722117 for more info. Concerts can happen anywhere and a few are already being planned that you can slot in to.

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[4 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on Applications open for 2016 | ]
Applications open for 2016

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 …

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[4 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on National Youth Orchestra to warm up winter in Potchefstroom | ]
National Youth Orchestra to warm up winter in Potchefstroom

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.

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[16 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Babalwa Tshula sings with us | ]
Babalwa Tshula sings with us

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.
Last year she did her third year studying clarinet and vocal jazz at the University of Pretoria. She started playing in mobile casino …