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Welcome to Ealing Youth Orchestra



eyo is an independent youth orchestra founded in 1959 by music teacher John Railton MBE. It currently has about 90 members aged between 13 and 19 from a wide range of backgrounds who attend more than 30 different schools around west London. Vacancies in most sections arise at the end of each academic year as senior players move on to higher education, so if you would be interested in applying please read How to join.

eyo has enjoyed mentoring partnerships with the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, with joint performances including Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Mahler’s Symphony no 1 and Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony. A highlight of the year is the annual European summer tour when the orchestra gives three concerts and has a great deal of fun! Recent destinations include Germany, Poland, Belgium, France and Spain.

eyo is a self-funded charity and full bursaries are available for subscriptions and tour costs.

The orchestra is conducted by its inspirational Music Director Leon Gee who has an established reputation working with talented young musicians.

For further information please contact Kate Hyams –


eyo is an Associate Partner of Ealing Music Service Partnership

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