This is an absolute must-see concert for any aspiring young musicians.
The Gloucestershire Youth String Orchestra (GYSO) is made up of a very talented group of youngsters drawn from across the Gloucestershire schools. It relaunched in 2018 as a creative outlet for the string section of Glos. Youth Orchestra (GYO) and then, Gloucestershire Intermediate String Ensemble to tackle larger string repertoire and was chosen to perform at Birmingham Town Hall as part of Music for Youth’s National Festival. Notable performances have been Vivaldi Winter at the Pittville Pump Rooms in 2022, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings at Cheltenham Town Hall in 2020 and Herrmann’s Suite from Pyscho at Iglesia de la Asuncion de Nuestra Senora, Melgar, Spain in 2022.
We are delighted to be hosting more and more young people’s performances and participatory programmes here at The Shed and this should be a truly inspiring event for children and adults alike.
Tickets are just £5 for adults and FREE for everyone under the age of 18 years
Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor. Soloists Sebastian Taylor & Kenyon Chow
Karl Jenkins Palladio – 3rd Movement
Sonatina in G minor – Rob Kempner (1st performance)
Collab with The Music Works
Collab with University of Gloucestershire
Schumann Abenlied arr. Svensden
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings 1st Movement
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Nick studied viola under Edward Davies (Halle Orchestra) and Dorothea Vogel (Allegri Quartet) and is a graduate of music from Bangor University. Whilst a student Nick represented his home country as part of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales & National Youth Choir of Wales. After his studies, he took up a teaching post with Gwent Music as well as following a career as a freelance viola player and singer with BBC National Chorus of Wales. During his time with Gwent, he held the position of Head of Strings where he was responsible for raising the profile of string playing within the area. Now with Gloucestershire Music as a senior manager Nick oversees school-based tuition in Gloucestershire and leads on strategic development as well as conducting county ensembles.
Away from music Nick is an avid supporter of Cardiff City Football Club as well as the Wales National Football team and enjoys spending time with his young family in the Cotswolds.