The premier independent youth orchestra in the South East.


The Lydian Orchestra has been making music since 1976 and over the past few years has grown in size and stature, delivering fantastic performance and musical training opportunities to a wide range of young musicians from Kent, Sussex and Surrey. 


Meeting three times a year for an intensive week's course and concert - Christmas, Easter and Summer - the main orchestra welcomes applications from those at the Grade 7/8 level and above and aged 13-23.  There are no auditions, but candidates of a lower standard and age might find the repertoire a little challenging. However they may be accepted upon teacher's recommendation;  otherwise they are invited to join us for a course with the Lydian Training Orchestra.

Forthcoming events

A chance for aspiring soloists from within the orchestra to play with the orchestra in a relaxed environment. We are accepting applications for soloists and orchestra players!

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