Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra

For more information about our Spring Concerts, read our press release from Moultrie News:
Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra announces spring concerts 

CSYO Concerto Competition


The CSYO is proud to congratulate our 2017 Concerto Competition finalists: Arian Blevins, Morgan Young, Emma Joyce and Karl Pless. Karl Pless won the competition with the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto in B minor. A special thanks is due to our esteemed Charleston Symphony Orchestra Judges. Karl will be the CSYO's featured soloist in our spring CSYO/CSO Side by Side Concert on April 18th.

 Shanghai Quartet joins CSYO for Rehearsal


The world renowned Shanghai Quartet recently joined the CSYO at rehearsal for an impromptu concert and  Q & A Session. Members of the quartet answered questions on chamber music, rehearsal techniques, repertoire choices, and shared stories of their travels.  



Upcoming Events

Recent Events

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We are pleased to announce our performance dates for the 2016-17 season!​


​Saturday, March 18th 

Spring Concert - The Gaillard Center

Tuesday, April 18
​Side-by-Side with the CSO - Memminger Auditorium



CSYO Masterclass with Cicely Parnas


Students of the Charleston Symphony Youth Orchestra had the privilege to Masterclass with the rising star, Cicely Parnas, cellist, who was in town to play with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for their February Masterworks program. Ms. Parnas instructed the players with special attention to tone, projection, musicality, and phrasing. As well, she shared with us her love of music and performing.