Carnegie Hall announced today that
renowned American violinist Joshua
Bell will be featured soloist for the debut
performances by the National Youth Orchestra of the United
States of America (NYO-USA). Beginning summer 2013, NYO-USA will bring together the
most talented young orchestral players ages 16–19 from across the
United States. Under the baton of conductor Valery
Gergiev, Mr. Bell and the orchestra will perform
Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.
Joining NYO-USA will also be James Ross, associate director of
The Juilliard School's conducting program and artistic director of
the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland. Ross
will lead the NYO-USA faculty in 2013, comprising some of the
finest players and section leaders from America's greatest
orchestras and music schools. Following a two-week residency
at Purchase College, State University of New York, NYO-USA will
make its debut at Washington DC's Kennedy Center, followed by its
first international tour including stops in Moscow, St.
Petersburg, and London. Applications for
NYO-USA are being accepted now.For more information about the application process, review our sample audition video and
downloadable audition excerpts.
National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America