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. …

Summer 2018 – Rehearsals and Concerts

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Dear PYO Member Thank you all for working so hard at music camp this year. I felt the two concerts on Saturday and Sunday were both magnificent. Congratulations to all and, in particular, to our three soloists on excellent performances. We now have a busy remainder of the session with Perth Festival of the …

Mayuzumi – Xylophone Concerto

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Sophie Chisholm (xylophone) Sophie Chisholm studies at Perth Academy and first started playing percussion through junior brass band under the supervision of Ms Lynsey Paterson. Her tutors over the past four years include Mrs Amy Murch, Mr Peter Murch, Miss Iona Crosby and currently, Mr Max Popp. Sophie enjoys composing and also studies violin …

Goedicke – Concert Etude

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Goedicke – Concert Etude Jessica McFarlane (trumpet) Jess is a pupil at Morrison’s Academy, Crieff. She draws her inspiration from the playing of Louis Armstrong, Alison Balsom and her cousin Josh. Jess was eight when she began learning the trumpet, studying under Sally Herbert. At the age of 12 she became the youngest pupil …

Weber – Bassoon Concerto

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Concerto in F major for Bassoon and Orchestra Carl Maria von Weber Shona Rae (bassoon) Shona is a S6 pupil at Perth High school. She started learning bassoon in 2013 with Philip Alexander and in 2015 successfully auditioned for the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (JRCS) where she now studies with Janet Bloxwich. Shona …

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.

Annual Concert 2004

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Violin 1 Ben Norris (leader) Laura Simpson Ruth Mitchell Rosanna Young Claire Ramsay Ruth Lindsay Flora Keppie Caroline Stewart David MacFarlane Morna Young Joanna Franz Catriona McShane Fiona Turnbull Jennifer Turnbull James Robertson Violin II Catherine Clark Jocelyn Timperley Kirsty Mann Jill Swarbrick Briony Blair Victoria McLellan Susanna Thomson Katie Charleson Charlotte Manson Hannah …

Annual Concert 2003

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Violin 1 Sophie Ross (leader) Jenny Manson Laura Simpson Ben Norris Rosanna Young Ruth Mitchell Caroline Stewart Joanna Franz David Macfarlane Jennifer Lackie Claire Ramsay Fiona Turnbull Jennifer Turnbull James Roberts Violin II Ruth Lindsay Flora Keppie Morna Young Jenny Green Joanna Gill Kirsty Mann Catherine Clark Trevor Nicoll Hannah Gray Katie Charleson Jamie …