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Thousands of young musicians have nurtured their love of orchestral music, had formative experiences and made lifelong friends in the orchestra. Many of these musicians have gone on to professional careers in major orchestras both in the UK and internationally.

Council funding through the Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Music Service and membership fees only cover a small portion of our costs. The Youth Orchestra relies on the generosity of our patrons, sponsorship, donations and fundraising activities to help us thrive and further our musical experiences through residential courses and concert tours at home and abroad. 

Patrons pay £100 per person annually by standing order. This guarantees reserved seats at each concert and patrons are listed in the concert programme. If you would like to support the orchestra by becoming a patron, please contact us. Alternatively, please contact the orchestra if you would like to make a donation or are able to support us in any other way.


Gareth Matthewson OBE


Nina Davies


Tony Williams

Fundraising Co-ordinator:
Heather Guy



Julia Barham
Judi Bartlett
Steve and Janet Best 
Michael and Elsbeth Brooke
Rhodri & Eleri Browning
Sue Bullock
Ian and Anne Campbell
John and Alison Croad
Rotary Club of Cardiff Breakfast
Rotary Club of Cardiff
Richard & Susan Cunningham
Liz Davies
Mostyn & Ann Davies
Robert & Vivienne Davies
Julian & Sally Davis
Peter and Jan Dyson
Lee and Steve Finch 
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff & Professor Andrew Finlay CBE
Terence and Grace Gilmore-James
Ray & Heather Guy
Sue Hewerdine and Windsor Coles OBE 

Rhian & Andrew Howells

Maggie and Bill Hughes 
Mr & Mrs Adrian Jackson
Dr. Haydn James
Sheelagh Lloyd Jones MBE
Peter Knowles
David & Mair Marlow
Gareth Matthewson OBE & Ann Matthewson
Emma and Jolyon Morris
Dyfrig & Catrin Parri
Andrew Pearce
Michael & Audrey Sant
Mrs. Margaret Schmidt
James Morgan & Dr. Jane Scourfield
Eve and Theo Thomas
Dr Huw & Sian Thomas
Malcolm and Jean Thomas
Philip & Sally Thomas
Roger Walters 
Mike and Sue Wilson
Prof. Mark Worwood

Thank you also to all our other patrons who wish to remain anonymous.

Get in touch with us from via our social media channels or our direct contact form.


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