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

New Music for Late Starters: Orchestra Seeks Composer No. 6 (2017-18)

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.  

COMPOSER WORKSHOP DAY to select our New Music Composer for 2017-18

On Sunday 29th October 2017 we had an exciting day playing the four shortlisted pieces for our New Music Commission.  This was an amazing opportunity to work with the well-known composer and Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir CBE (see www.judithweir.com) on four pieces, written specially for YLSS.   

After a busy weekend, the Panel declared the winner to be Mark Browse with his ‘Five Variations on Pange Lingua’.  Mark’s piece attracted many positive comments in the feedback session and all the Panel agreed that this is a great piece for YLSS to work on and premiere next year.

Judith has kindly posted a piece on her blog about the day which can be viewed 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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