NYO2 wearing red trousers and white tops posing on a rooftop in New York and smiling at the camera



Founded in 2016, NYO2 is part of Carnegie Hall’s acclaimed summer programme, which brings together talented young musicians from across the USA for an intensive summer orchestral training course.

Aimed at 14-17 year olds, NYO2 is focused on recruiting top instrumentalists from communities that are currently underrepresented in the Classical music industry. The programme offers fully-funded places to allow young people the opportunity to receive training from top professionals, giving them the opportunity to share their artistry and expand their musical horizons.

Highlights of NYO2’s history include a side-by-side performance at Carnegie Hall with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Grammy Award-winning vocalist/bassist Esperanza Spalding, annual residencies and a partnership with New World Symphony in Miami, and work with conductors and soloists including Giancarlo Guerrero, Carlos Miguel Prieto and Gabriela Montero.

In Summer 2023, NYO2 embarked on their inaugural international tour to the Dominican Republic, with two hugely successful concerts in Santo Domingo and Santiago, along with side-by-side work with local schools and students from the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo.


  • Jul 2023 - Nov 2023
    Dominican Republic

    Over the course of five days, the orchestra performed two concerts on 17th July at Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito in Santo Domingo and on 18th July at the Gran Teatro del Cibao in Santiago, alongside relaxed evening performances for local residents in San Pedro de Macorís. The orchestra were joined by conductor Joseph Young and violinist Jennifer Koh for an exciting programme including Bernstein’s On the Town, Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo & Juliet. Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito, Santo Domingo | Gran Teatro del Cibao, Santiago





  • NYO2 perform at the Teatro Nacional, Santo Domingo

    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    • "The young members of the Orchestra play with love, passion and total dedication. The perfect tuning of the different orchestral families is not a coincidence, it is the result of an instruction method with which young students are trained. However, the coupling would not be possible without an effective baton, such as that of the excellent conductor Joseph Young, capable of achieving the final ensemble, extracting quality music from the orchestra, at the highest level." Carmen Heredia de Guerrero

      • Hoy
      • 24 July 2023