The National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO), is the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra promoting musical excellence and working alongside disabled and non-disabled musicians aged 11-25.

The National Open Youth Orchestra is a dynamic orchestra that evolves annually, with twenty-five musicians coming together this year to present a broad programme of contemporary classic music. All National Open Youth Orchestra musicians have come through the ranks of five regional NOYO Ensembles, which are delivered through major partnerships in London, Bournemouth, Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff.

The BSO runs the Bournemouth NOYO Ensemble, where we deliver monthly rehearsals, and support 1-2-1 lessons, for NOYO musicians playing a range of acoustic, electronic and accessible instruments.


Our NOYO programme in 2023/4 is generously supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust

and The Pointer Family Trust  

and with thanks to our Music Hub partners SoundStorm Music Education Agency, Hampshire Music Hub and Dorset Music Hub for their support of the programme.