East Midlands Youth String Orchestra

Inspiring young string players along a journey of musical discovery fuelled by challenging repertoire, excellent tuition and outstanding performance opportunities. 

Directed by distinguished violinist Tamaki Higashi, the group rehearse on Sunday afternoons (approximately every 3 weeks) throughout the year, performing an average of 4 concerts per season.

As well as offering specialist string tuition within a wide-ranging repertoire, the group offers opportunities for playing in smaller groups and for solo performance.


What the players say

The greatest part of being in EMYSO is when the group comes together to give an amazing performance of a piece that at the first rehearsal, seemed impossible. The biggest thing I will take away with me is the confidence I have gained from being part of a great orchestra that is so welcoming.’


The Details

RehearsalsSundays, 2.00pm – 5.00pm, usually once every three weeks
VenueMiddle Street Resource Centre, Beeston NG9 2AR
Age Range12-18 years
Grade/Level of abilityMembers are grade 5 standard and above – auditioned (see below for details)
ConductorTamaki Higashi
EMYSO concert March 2019

Contact us by completing the form at the bottom of this page to let us know you are interested, or email/phone the MfE office on admin@music-for-everyone.org tel. 0115 9589312.

How to audition

If you’re 12-18 years old and play a string instrument we’d love to hear from you and invite you to experience it for yourself. To become a member we would invite you to join a rehearsal for a free taster session. Following this, we would take the opportunity to hear your playing in an audition, and in particular we are looking for players who:

  • have a minimum standard of Associated Board Grade 5 or its equivalent
  • will be able to attend regularly and will be available to play in all or very nearly all of our concerts (approximately four a year)
  • have some sight-reading ability
  • are interested in performing a wide-ranging repertoire
  • get on well with other people

Listen to the orchestra in rehearsals!

Upcoming Events

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