Our impact

Since 1948, the Australian Youth Orchestra has been providing exceptional, life-changing opportunities for the best young musicians in Australia. From humble beginnings, AYO has grown into a wide-reaching education and training organisation and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest youth orchestras.

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Please consider making a gift to AYO. With your help, we can inspire the next generation of brilliant, young musicians and enable opportunities for participants for years to come.

Support Access

Give access to life-changing opportunities for a young musician

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Support Excellence

Help take our musicians to the world

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Support Music Futures

Develop the future leaders of our arts ecology.

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Richard Pollett Memorial Award

The Richard Pollett Memorial Award has been established by Richard’s family and close friends to honour his memory.

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Richard Pollett

Monty Wain Award for Lower Strings

The Monty Wain Award for Lower Strings has been created to honour the life and legacy of Monty Wain (1999 – 2020).

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