March 8, 2019

Calling all former EYO players!

All former EYO players are warmly invited to attend and/or participate in the EYO60 Grand Gala 60th Anniversary concert at... Read more

Welcome to Ealing Youth Orchestra

eyo celebrates its 60th anniversary year in 2019 and is delighted to have appointed former EYO member and rising star Hannah Kendall as our first ever composer-in-residence during the 2018-19 season. The orchestra will perform works by Hannah in each of our concerts during the year, culminating in the the World Première of her brand new work weaves flowers and leaves, which has been specially commissioned by EYO for our EYO60 Gala Concert on Saturday June 29th 2019. The concert will also feature a grand pop-up performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture by today’s EYO augmented by as many former members as would like to join us. Please register your interest at or contact if you would like to play!

eyo is an independent youth orchestra well known for its vibrant and exciting performances of a wide range of symphonic works and concertos. The orchestra has about 90 members aged between 13 and 19 years from a wide range of backgrounds who attend more than 30 different schools around west London.

eyo gives young players the experience of rehearsing and performing music to a very high standard. 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. 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.

Recent works have included concertos with world-famous British violinist Tasmin Little and BBC Young Musician winners Martin James Bartlett and Lauren Zhang, symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Richard Strauss and Berlioz, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibtion and the World Premiere of EYO’s own commission (in collaboration with London College of Music) Dark Matter Sounding by British composer Nina Whiteman.

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.

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 Christopher Brown –


eyo is an Associate Partner of Ealing Music Service Partnership

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