In a precautionary measure that considers the health and wellbeing of our community, MYO is temporarily postponing all of its programs from 16 March, 2020.

The 2020 MYO European Tour will not proceed. Affected families will be notified by Friday 20 March, as to whether a decision to postpone or cancel this tour has been reached.


We’ll travel from Berlin to Budapest, participate in workshops with renowned European orchestras and play incredible repertoire, including the world premiere of a new commission by Elena Kats-Chernin. We’ll be performing in some of Europe’s most esteemed classical music venues with MYO Music Director Brett Kelly.

MYO has been invited to participate as the only international youth orchestra in the Young Concerts Festival, led by Stanley Dodds (Principal Conductor – Berlin Symphony Orchestra; Violin – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) in Neubrandenburg, a three day festival including performances in celebration of youth music.

Don’t miss this opportunity to broaden your musical horizons and explore some the world’s great centres for classical music with the esteemed Melbourne Youth Orchestra.

Places in the MYO touring orchestra will be allocated through an application and audition process.

Applicants must be over the age of 14 as of 1 January 2020.

Audition dates:

Auditions: 23-24 November and 30 November – 1 December, 2019
Tour dates: Sunday 28 June – Sunday 12 July 2020

Tour fee:

$6000 per musician, payable in instalments as outlined below.

·       Deposit to accept position – $500 – Due 6 August 2019
·       Payment 1 – $1500 – Due 27 September 2019
·       Payment 2 – $1500 – Due 29 November 2019
·       Payment 3 – $1500 – Due 28 February 2020
·       Payment 4 – Remainder of fee – Due 29 May 2020

Please note: The tour deposit payment and payments 1, 2, 3 and 4 are non-refundable. 

MYO 2020 European Tour – Terms and Conditions

Tour itinerary and inclusions*

*tour details are subject to change

Supporters and Families Tour

Our friends at Hayllar Music Tours are exploring the idea of a tour, to travel alongside the MYO’s exciting European Tour, for supporters and family of the musicians. The itinerary and tour cost will be dependent on the number of participants. If such a tour might be of interest to you please contact Emma Carson by Friday 4 October at or call Hayllar Music Tours on 02 8091 2545.