Applications are now open for the 2018 season. You can apply by completing our on-line Audition Application Form , or contact the Orchestra Manager, Takane Kirkman, on 021 156 7791 or by e-mail to discuss.
New Music Director for WYS
We are excited to announce that Simon Brew, who has recently stepped down from his full-time role as Director of Music for RNZAF, will be Music Director in 2018.
Farewell to Michael Vinten
From the Chair: ‘It is with great sadness that we farewell Music Director Michael Vinten after 25 years. Michael was the founding MD of Wellington Youth Sinfonietta, and has seen it grow and change over the years. We are immensely grateful to have had a professional of Michael’s calibre on the podium, providing a symphonic experience for our young musicians.
‘In recognition of Michael’s tremendous contribution to the WYOs organisation almost continuously since the 1970s (when he played cello in WYO), we made him a Life Member in 2015. For the Board, Michael has been the corporate memory of WYOs, and as Chair I have been enormously grateful for his wisdom and guidance.’