Next Audition Date:  7th October 2018

(Closing date for applications: 15th September)

We will be holding our next round of auditions in Surrey on 7th October 2018.  We are particularly looking for advanced players (Grade 6 and above) for our senior orchestra, but some places will be available for players Grade 3 to 5 for our training section.  If you would like more details or would like to apply, please email info@nyho.org.uk or download the forms below.  We look forward to hearing from you!…

NYHO application details (2018)

NYHO application form (2018)


NYHO debut single release: 23rd April 2018

The NYHO are delighted to announce that their debut single, St. George and The Dragon by Patrick Hawes will is now available to pre-order at the following download sites:

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1372471473

itunes https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1372471473?app=itunes


The National Youth Harp Orchestra began with just eight enthusiasts, but has now grown to over forty harpists.

Their popularity can be attributed to the uniqueness of finding so many truly dedicated harpists.  The sound of just one harp is beautiful, but when so many are brought together their sound brings a whole new dimension and experience to the performance.

The National Youth Harp Orchestra is the only one of its type in the UK and was formed not only to provide professional training but also to bring a broader range and scale to the music world. The harpists travel from all over the UK to have fun and enjoy the unique experience this ensemble offers.

The aim was to provide a platform for these musicians to work together, gain confidence and experience and improve their skills through regular rehearsals and broader concert arrangements.

Despite the logistical problems associated with the transportation of so many harps, the enthusiasm of the players has already seen them perform in many concerts throughout the UK and Europe.

The National Youth Harp Orchestra has the dual benefit of providing both the harpists and the audience with a truly unique experience of seeing and listening to the magic of a thousand strings.

Luisa-Maria Cordell, Founder