Rehearsals are every Tuesday at 7.45pm - new members welcome!

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What the YCO offers you...

YCO is an ideal opportunity for musicians to learn new tunes, experience playing with others, improve your sight reading skills, increase your aural awareness and most importantly enjoy making music together.

Who is the YCO for?

YCO is aimed at adult players, Grade 5 or above, with the minimum age of 15.

What do you play?

We have vacancies for the following instruments:

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Flute
  • Double Bass

If you would like to inquire about other instruments please use the form below.



How much to be in the YCO?

The orchestra fee is £80 per 10 sessions payable in advance.

Don't miss us today!

No audition but prior booking is essential.

Places are limited, so contact us today to check the availability.

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or phone 07546 459 409

Photo Gallery

As the orchestra grows we shall be adding more photos of the new players, rehearsals and events.

Our Orchestra leader is Iveta Hlavenkova


Iveta Hlavenkova has been teaching the violin and leading various music ensembles for many years, originally from Prague in the Czech Republic where she studied music and has settled in Leeds at the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama and the Leeds Violin School for the past 4 years.

Iveta Hlavenkova is an experienced violinist and accomplished violin teacher with 100% student pass rate at ABRSM exams.

Since 2012, Iveta Hlavenkova has been leading and conducting Leeds Folk Fiddle Group. Leeds Folk Fiddle Group has been very successful and on demand both from learners and players of various folk instruments as well as the audiences and members of the general public. LFFG plays at charity events, local folk clubs, concerts and festivals.

Iveta Hlavenkova is also a leader of the Junior Violin Group meeting at YCMD on Thursdays. Junior Violin Group is a folk & classical ensemble for junior players of Grade 1 and 2 standard.

Contact us now

To register your interest, book your place, or just to ask a question, please complete this simple form:

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Our location

Yorkshire College of Music and Drama
1 St Mark's Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BN


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