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What is YYS?

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia is a unique youth orchestra, delivering life changing residential courses for young musicians and unforgettable concerts. The orchestra is at the cutting edge of music education, and is the first youth orchestra in the world to be 100% digital, using iPads instead of sheet music. The YYS team is made up of musicians from some of Europe’s leading orchestras and conservatoires.

Regularly making headlines, YYS gained national acclaim in 2015 as the feature of the BBC Radio 4 programme “Birth of an Orchestra” with Alan Bennet, and in 2016 won the Arts and Culture Award at the White Rose Awards 2016, the largest tourism awards in the UK.

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“the tutors are terrific and supportive, and the YYS staff are always willing to listen”

“YYS has been an unforgettable experience and has opened up so many doors to me as a musician and as a person”

“I’m so glad I have had the chance to work with other young musicians on challenging, interesting and crazily good repertoire”

“Everything about YYS helps you not only as a musician, but as a person”

“I love that being a part of YYS means that I am representing Yorkshire”

“YYS has a great family feel from the second you arrive”