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Interview - Meriel Owen, TYO Program Development Manager

Meriel Owen is an accomplished harpist and pianist with a diverse musical background and more than a handful of musical degrees. Meriel has spent a lot of time travelling with her harp, performing in Washington DC, Houston, Chicago, Italy, Austria, Germany..

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TAAB Chairman's Bursary: Samuel Lappan

Each year, the TYO is able to support a number of participants with bursaries, awards and financial assistance that are made available through the generous support of donors, sponsors and government agencies. In 2017, we were thrilled to administer th..

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Interview - Lauren Foreman, TYO Program Coordinator

Lauren Foreman is a Western Australian import who made Tassie her home in 2016. We're excited to have her in the TYO team as our new Program Coordinator! What’s your background (music or otherwise)? Although I did play the euph..

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Player Profile - Kristopher Nash

Meet Kristopher Nash - TYO1’s Principal Clarinetist. Between TYO rehearsals, he is a grade ten student at Taroona High School. Kris and his family first arrived in Australia in late 2011, after having sailed from Denmark 16 months earlier on the ..

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Player Profile - Gracie Middleton

Meet Gracie Middleton - A die-hard musician at the tender age of only 10 and an enthusiastic violinist in TYO's Academy Strings. We caught up with Gracie after her recent feature performances in the Festival of Voices (and not on violin!). TYO..

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Player Profile - Alice Pickering

Meet Alice Pickering - TYO1's Concertmaster. Alice's career in music began as early as 5 years old! We caught up with this talented individual to hear about her life as a musician so far. Alice has honed her craft under the expert tutelage of Heath..

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Player profile - Alexander Rodrigues

Meet Alexander Rodrigues - TYO1's Principal Oboist. While he's not at TYO, Alexander is studying at the UTAS Conservatorium of Music, where he is an Honours conducting student. We caught up with this talented individual to hear about his experience in TYO ..

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Gain a UTAS qualification while playing in TYO

If you are over 16 years old you can gain a University of Tasmania qualification while playing in the TYO! TYO in partnership with the Conservatorium of Music ( is pleased to announce an exciting ..

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2015 Chairman's Report

Annual General Meeting - Friday 6 May, 2016 Last year, 2015 was another highly successful year for the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra (TYO), and a very significant one being our 50th birthday. Since starting in 1965 the TYO, one of Australia’s oldest yout..

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Spotlight on Sarah Matthews

We sat down with Sarah Matthews, Conductor of Endeavour Strings, ahead of her preparation for the Autumn Concert. Here's what she had to say... What do you enjoy most about Conducting Endeavour Strings? I really enjoy seeing the transformati..

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TSO Live It Up Live

LIVE IT UP WITH THE TSO The TSO’s Live It Up Live Student Season Pass ( is available to all full-time tertiary and secondary students. For only $35 students get access to more than 30 TSO concerts in..

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RACT Symphony Under the Stars with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra!

The TYO are privileged to be invited to perform at the RACT Symphony Under the Stars ( concert with the TSO at Tolosa Park on Saturday 13th February! This will be the thrilling conclusio..

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