We aim to provide a world class foundation in orchestral performance and musicianship to musically talented children in the UK aged between 7-14 years. We have big ambitions to reach every talented child in the country, regardless of background, and to raise the bar for classical music-making in the UK.

The mission of NCO is to:

  • Provide a world class foundation in orchestral performance and musicianship to talented young musicians in the UK aged between 7-14 years
  • Ensure that all talented young musicians have an opportunity to access the training NCO provides, irrespective of financial means, background or disadvantage
  • Identify, nurture and showcase musical excellence in children through orchestral training