Jenny is selected again for BBC Youth Ensemble

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PYO Trumpeter Jenny Whitaker has again been selected for the BBC Youth Ensemble and will Perform in the first night of the Proms in the Albert Hall on July 13th. After auditions across the UK, BBC selected 26 musicians aged 16-25 and Jenny (16) is one of only 6 trumpets to have been selected. …

D. Eoin Bennet Awards – 2018

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Congratulations to our three soloists who were presented with the D. Eoin Bennet Award – named in memory of the orchestra’s conductor from 1967-2000. (L-R) Jess McFarlane, Sophie Chisholm and Shona Rae with PYO conductor, Mr Allan Young.

PYO uniform

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Please find details of how to get your PYO Uniform Download here. https://www.perth-youth-orchestra.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/uniform.pdf Contact – Mary Woodhead – uniform@perth-youth-orchestra.org.uk

D. Eoin Bennet Soloists’ Award

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Well done to the this year’s D. Eoin Bennet Soloist Award winners. L-R Hilary Whitaker (PYO President), Allan Young (Conductor), Erin Bathgate (french horn), Emma Ritchie (cello) and Gordon Much (adjudicator).

Concerto soloists announced 2017

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Well done to everyone who took part in Tuesday’s concerto auditions. It was a lovely concert. And congratulations to the successful candidates Erin Bathgate on French Horn and Emma Ritchie on cello. Erin (Kinross High) will be playing the 3rd movement of Mozart’s concerto no 2 for Horn. Emma (Perth High) will be playing …

Perth Musicians Say Music Matters

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PKC Instrumental Music Service Video Perth and Kinross Council are proposing to stop paying Music Tutors to run Music Camps and Central Groups (the P&K youth bands, orchestras and choirs). If the council does this, Central Groups will stop and Music Camps will no longer take place, thus depriving children of the most fun …

PKC Music Service is Under Threat Once Again

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Music Camps and Central Music Groups run by the Perth and Kinross Instrumental Music Service (IMS) could soon be a thing of the past for the 700 or so children who enjoy participating according to groups representing young musicians. At a meeting of the Lifelong Learning Committee on 2 November 2016, £60,000 of cuts …