National Youth Guitar Ensembles

The UK's Finest Young Guitarists

NYGE UK

 

NYGE UK is an unrivalled opportunity for young classical guitarists to train throughout the year with some of the most inspirational and gifted tutors in the UK. We are looking for enthusiastic guitarists aged 12-18 years old who have reached Grade 5 standard or higher to join our NYGE UK ensembles in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Cardiff.

 

Each ensemble meets monthly during term-time.

 

Musical Directors:

 

NYGE UK BIRMINGHAM CAMERATA: Mark Ashford

 

NYGE UK BIRMINGHAM: Adam Hickman

 

NYGE UK LONDON CAMERATA: Helen Sanderson

 

NYGE UK LONDON: Matthew Robinson

 

NYGE UK SCOTLAND: Mike McGeary

 

NYGE UK CYMRU: Manus Noble

 

As non-orchestral instrumentalists, it can be extremely difficult for guitarists to get involved with any form of ensemble playing, especially at a higher level: in many areas of the country there is no provision at all for classical guitar. NYGE UK aims to address this need and nurture a new generation of guitarists. Learning in an ensemble environment is one of the most effective ways to develop those vital skills that orchestral instrumentalists learn as a matter of course: pulse, rhythm and sight-reading.

 

Auditions for NYGE UK are held annually and require a solo audition, and an ensemble audition. Please contact us via the website or phone the office if you need further assistance.

 

NYGE UK strives to support students of all backgrounds and in cases of financial hardship we have a bursary scheme to provide assisted places. Further details about our fees and bursaries can be found here.

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