• 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.  


On Sunday 29th October 2017 we have the opportunity to play the four shortlisted pieces for our New Music Commission.  This is 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 4 pieces which have been written specially for YLSS.  Stuart Hazelton is conducting the day and as many of you know, he is a brilliant workshop leader. It’s a real honour for YLSS to have Judith supporting our New Music Commission.

Members and non-members welcome.  See flyer for details.


Phil Taylor, the winner of the 2015-16 New Music Commission.

Phil Taylor, the winner of the 2015-16 New Music Commission.

Phil Taylor, whose piece I See Faces in Everything, was performed on June 8th, 2016, at ‘Heart’ in Headingley, Leeds.



Stuart Hazelton rehearses with the orchestra.


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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