Our favourite orchestra has a new leader

Elodie Chousmer-Howells, 17, will lead the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in the coming year, it was announced this morning.

Elodie says: ‘NYO is an orchestra of teenagers that wants to connect, through classical music, to other teenagers.  I can’t imagine a greater privilege or better use of such an amazing pool of talent.’

Some 21.9% of the new intake of NYO musicians identify as non-white British.


Meet the full orchestra lineup here.


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