AYO Young Symphonists 

AYO Young Symphonists is where the musical journey of AYO begins! Take the first step on your orchestral path and join with the best young musicians from around Australia for an intensive week of music-making. This program is designed specifically for 12–17 year olds who aim to achieve excellence in highly challenging orchestral repertoire, and opens the door to endless musical possibilities. 

Music Director

Peter Moore

Peter Moore

Originally from London, Peter began his early musical life studying piano, violin and later, the bassoon.

Peter is currently the Musical Director of The Western Australian Youth Orchestra Association, and regularly conducts the symphony orchestra at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Read more.


What’s involved?

You’ll join the country’s best young musicians for a week-long residential program in Canberra. The program is fully catered, and musicians stay in shared accommodation. Over the course of the program musicians will attend tutorials with some of Australia’s most respected tutors; and rehearsals led by music director, Peter Moore. With a distinguished career as a professional bassoonist and conductor, Moore has delighted young audiences with classical music across Australia. At the end of the program, participants will showcase their newly-honed skills in an exciting public performance.