For more than 40 years, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO) has been dedicated to providing a high-level orchestral experience for talented young musicians aged 22 and under. The TSYO program delivers a unique, powerful, and life-enriching opportunity that encourages significant achievement, regardless of the career path participants choose to pursue. The TSYO has a close affiliation with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO): TSO musicians serve as coaches through the season, TSO guest artists lead masterclasses for TSYO members, and the TSYO performs annully with the TSO in a side-by-side concert at Roy Thomson Hall.
The Youth Orchestra’s affiliation with the TSO has resulted in a number of exciting masterclasses led by world-renowned guest artists and conductors. Recent guests include Alison Balsom, Alisa Weilerstein, James Ehnes, Pinchas Zukerman, Pekka Kuusisto, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Christian Lindberg, Maxim Vengerov, James Gaffigan, Stéphane Denève, Sir Andrew Davis, and TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian, to name only a few.
The Youth Orchestra has toured extensively within Canada and abroad. Tour destinations have included Banff, the Canadian Arctic, Quebec, Texas, Massachusetts, California, Japan, and Europe. In May 2012, the TSYO travelled to British Columbia with performances in Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Victoria.
We welcome you to audition for the TSYO.
The TSYO is generously supported by CIBC.
For more information about the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, please contact:
Rachel Robbins, TSYO Manager
416.593.7769 X 372
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