Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia CEO makes Forbes list

11:20, 29th January 2018

David Taylor, CEO of Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, has been included on Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list.

The list features 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe under the age of 30 who are transforming art and culture, entertainment, industry, technology, finance, media and marketing, law and policy, retail and e-commerce, science and healthcare, and social entrepreneurship.

Taylor created Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, an orchestra for children between the ages of 12 and 18, in 2015. The ensemble has since featured in the Radio 4 documentary Birth of an Orchestra, received a White Rose Arts and Culture Award, and become the first youth orchestra in the world to be 100% digital (using iPads instead of sheet music).

Describing himself as ‘blown away’, Taylor said: ‘It really is an incredible honour and privilege to be recognised amongst some of Europe’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs. I have to say a huge thank you to all the members of the orchestra who make all of this possible. It’s also fantastic to see Yorkshire getting recognition for its work in the arts on an international stage.’



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