• New Music Commission
  • Maintenance and Insurance of Instruments
  • YLSS Constitution

New Music for Late Starters: Orchestra Seeks Composer No. 7 (2019-20)

YLSS’s competition for new music is a series of biennial competitions through which we seek to engage with emerging or established composers interested in creating a 10-15 minute piece of high musical quality.  The £500 prize will not make its winner rich, but offers an opportunity to work with an enthusiastic orchestra and a renowned composer.

If you are interested in learning about how you can support this initiative, please click here.  

We are now inviting entries for our 2019-20 New Music Commission. Four of the submitted pieces will be chosen for a Workshop with award-winning composer, Howard Skempton, and YLSS players, and from these one piece will be selected for performance in 2020. In addition, each shortlisted entrant will be offered a one-to-one tutorial with Howard Skempton.

Full details of the competition can be found here.

The competition flyer can be found here.


Mark Browse, winner of the New Music Commission 2017-18





 Maintenance and Insurance of Instruments

Some advice on repair and maintenance of instruments, rehairing of bows, purchase, valuation and insurance of instruments.

YLSS Constitution

Download your personal copy of our Constitution which was revised and approved at the 2011 AGM by visiting our Downloads page.

YLSS is a registered charity, number 1088105.

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