Established in July 2017 with an emphasis on high-level performance comparable to that of the best youth orchestras in the world, the Early Music Youth Orchestra (EMYO) is EMAE’s flagship ensemble. Led by the EMAE Director and String Tutors, EMYO draws its members from those string players (violins, violas, cellos and double basses) who have graduated from or are enrolled on the LSA’s Advanced Programme.
It may be integrated by other professional players or by other young players of similar age and standard recruited nationally and internationally via a system of auditions and interviews. EMYO’s repertoire ranges from the mid-seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries, is interpreted according to the practices of the time and executed without a conductor.
Every summer the advanced members of the Liverpool String Academy travel nationally and internationally to work intensively with EMAE's as well as some guest tutors and give concert recitals in prestigious venues under the banner of Early Music Youth Orchestra. Discover their latest residency: