Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

School’s partner wins major award

March 7th, 2017

The School of Music’s partner, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia (YYS) has won the Arts and Culture Award at the White Rose Awards 2016. The Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards is the largest celebration of achievement in tourism in the UK, and recognises the best in the industry throughout Yorkshire.

The University of Leeds are proud to be in partnership with the unique South Yorkshire orchestra, which provides world-class tuition, life changing residential courses and high profile performance opportunities for some of Yorkshires most talented young musicians.

The White Rose awards recognise a wide range of achievements in tourism, including the best large and small hotels, pubs, restaurants, visitor attractions, and cultural organisations. This year’s event featured one-off performances of the music of James Bond, and the Broadway musical Annie and was attended by over 1,100 people, including local Olympic and Paralympic athletes and the stars of Emmerdale and the Yorkshire Vet.

The Arts and Culture award celebrates arts and culture based experiences, including dance, drama, visual arts, music, film and theatre. Previous winners of this prestigious award, include Opera North and Northern Ballet.

David Taylor, CEO and Founder of YYS said “I am absolutely delighted that Yorkshire Young Sinfonia has won the Arts and Culture category in the White Rose Awards…It really is testament to the passion and talent of our young musicians from all across the Yorkshire and Humberside region.”

Congratulations YSS.

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