Rhinegold Lucy Pittaway presents the award to David Taylor of Yorkshire Young Sinfonia

Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia wins arts and culture award

10:15, 23rd November 2016

The Yorkshire Young Sinfonia (YYS) has won the arts and culture award at the White Rose Awards 2016, which recognise and reward the best of the tourism industry throughout Yorkshire.

Comprising some of Yorkshire’s most talented young musicians aged 12-18, the YYS offers residential courses and high-profile concerts celebrating the county’s culture.

In September 2015, the ensemble came to national attention through the Radio 4 programme ‘Birth of an Orchestra’ with Alan Bennett. It works in partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire and the University of Leeds to attract leading performers including Ray Chen and Stephen Hough to Yorkshire.

David Taylor, the Sinfonia’s CEO and founder, said he was ‘delighted’, adding: ‘It really is testament to the passion and talent of our young musicians from all across the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Our incredible team of musical tutors and staff work tirelessly and with boundless enthusiasm to deliver an incredible unique education experience and stunning concerts that are available to all.

‘I am incredibly proud of all involved.’

Previous winners of the White Rose arts and culture award include Opera North and Northern Ballet.


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